Can a psychological intervention enhance the known positive economic effects of cash transfers ?
Researchers examine whether positive income shocks, such as poverty alleviation programmes, can decrease suicides in Indonesia.
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Marta Grabowska features in the World Bank's Weekly Links blog with her Measures Matter post on psychometric validation for non-cognitive skills.
The UNDP Accelerator Lab in The Gambia is launching an exciting new soft skills training programme for young people who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19. The program will be adopting a labour market intervention developed by Carranza, Garlick, Orkin and Rankin (2020) to reduce labour market friction between prospective employers and young work-seekers.