IZA World of Labor is an innovative resource developed by IZA in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and supported by the World Bank Group.
Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, DC. It has more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank Group has two ambitious goals: end extreme poverty within a generation, and boost shared prosperity.
The World Bank partnered with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in order to launch a joint research area on Employment and Development in 2006. At the heart of this partnership is the development of operationally-feasible research and policy analysis on jobs and development issues in developing countries. The World Bank and IZA both have a common mission in promoting rigorous research and evidence based policy advice to support countries with the design and implementation of policies to create and provide access to jobs, and to improve earnings from work. The Parties have been collaborating in a series of activities among others the annual IZA-World Bank Conference on Employment and Development as well as the Employment and Development articles of the IZA World of Labor.
In June 2015 this strategic partnership has been renewed also extending this collaboration further to new areas.
One of the World Bank's key projects is the World Bank Jobs and Development Blog which presents solutions that will lead to more, better and inclusive jobs by presenting ideas and perspectives from global thought leaders on the jobs challenge.
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986, also known for publishing the Harry Potter novels. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney, and Delhi. Its four divisions are Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Division, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Trade, and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing.