Estimating the Job Creation Impact of Development Assistance

It shares findings from a study that used input–output and computable general equilibrium models to customize estimation methods to improve jobs impact assessments. The study used 2010–2019 data on Asian Development Bank operations in Fiji, Indonesia, and Thailand. Its findings suggest that simpler input–output models may best suit projects that support substantial local purchases of non-construction capital goods and services. More comprehensive and data-intensive computable general equilibrium models can help capture the broad impact of programmatic policy support and large-scale projects.