About our partners and publisher

IZA World of Labor is an innovative resource developed by the IZA-Institute of Labor Economics. We collaborate closely with editors and authors worldwide, and with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc as our valued publisher. Our institutional partners include the World Bank Group as well as the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. 


Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.

World Bank

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. 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.

In context of the IZA World of Labor, the World Bank and IZA collaborate on the development and dissemination of articles in the subject area Development.

Federal Agency for Civic Education

The Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, bpb) is a public institution that promotes democratic awareness and political participation. Its various activities and publications cover a broad range of current and historical issues in the field of politics, economy, and society. In its daily work bpb provides timely and sound information and debates via its website and social media services.

bpb’s mission is to motivate people and enable them to give critical thought to political and social issues and play an active part in political and social life. Considering Germany's experience with various forms of dictatorship down through its history, the Federal Republic of Germany bears a unique responsibility for firmly anchoring values such as democracy, pluralism and tolerance in the people's minds.

bpb also provides a selection of IZA World of Labor articles in German.

Information in English

About bpb
bpb's European program Networking European Citizenship Education
bpb's daily European press review based on 300 media
bpb's children's website