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Griffith, Breda

Growth and Competitiveness Group, World Bank Institute
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macroeconomics; regional economics; entrepreneurship; small business
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Growth and Competitiveness Group, World Bank Institute
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Last updated: January 31, 2023
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Breda Griffith has worked as a consultant with WBI since 2005 in the areas of growth, poverty, gender, development, and labor markets. She has publications in refereed journals on development and language maintenance, entrepreneurship, and small business. Breda has also co-authored books on economic growth, poverty, gender and macroeconomic policy, new directions in development, labor markets in developing countries, and geography of growth. Previously she was a lecturer in DCU Business School, Dublin, Ireland and a Researcher at Queensland Treasury, Brisbane, Australia.

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    A Primer on Policies for Jobs
    (World Bank, 2012) Nallari, Raj; Griffith, Breda; Chen, Derek H. C.; Bhattacharya, Rwitwika
    A primer on policies for jobs is based on materials and input provided during the labor market courses conducted during the past 10 years. Its objective is to provide government policy makers, researchers, and labor market practitioners and other specialists with a practical guide on how to strengthen labor market institutions, especially in light of the global financial crisis. This primer emphasizes six pillars of labor market institutions: global trends, job creation, labor market policies, education, entrepreneurship, and globalization. Chapter one addresses current labor market trends and job creation, particularly in tough conditions. Chapter two examines channels of job creation and ways to strengthen labor market institutions to ensure sustainable job growth, considering factors such as investment climate, job policy, industrial policy, social protection, and other labor market issues. Chapter three focuses on labor market policies in developing countries. Chapter four highlights the impact of education and skills on labor market outcome. Chapter five discusses entrepreneurship along three key dimensions: development and growth, job creation, and female entrepreneurship. Finally, chapter six addresses the relationship between jobs and globalization.