(2007), "Advice for Turkey", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 56 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2007.07956aab.004Download as .RIS
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Advice for Turkey
The World Bank has advised Turkey that it needs needs to create more jobs, get more women into the workforce, and send its children to school for longer if it is to improve its chances of joining the European Union.
In a report on how Turkey’s economy might converge with the EU’s, the bank used statistics to show that the country ranks significantly behind the European average on many economic and social measurements such as labour market performance, productivity, the creation of enough new jobs for those entering the labour market, and the length of time children spend in school, especially at secondary level.
Although the bank praised Turkey’s economic turnround since a severe financial crisis in 2001, it said the EU accession process, which the country began last year, would not by itself close the wealth gap between it and the European average. Turkey also needed to put greater emphasis on tackling the challenges it faced as a developing country.