Fact sheets

2016

  1. ILO in Liberia

    05 April 2016

    Presentation of ILO's work and achievements in Liberia.

  2. ILO in Nigeria

    21 March 2016

    Presentation of ILO's work and achievements in Nigeria.

  3. Feasibility Study of Establishing a Maternity Social Insurance Cash Benefit Scheme

    04 March 2016

    The main concern on the protection of women workers has been, on one hand, to ensure that women’s work does not pose risks to the health of the woman and her child. On another hand, it has been to ensure that women’s reproductive roles do not compromise their economic and employment security. It is the global consensus that maternity leave supported with cash benefits is one of the crucial elements of maternity protection. This is a feasibility study of converging to a system of social insurance provided maternity cash benefit system and the introduction of a maternity protection branch in Social insurance.

  4. MORE THAN BUSINESS ALONE: Extending and Promoting Social Protection amongst MSMEs and Informal Workers in Zambia’s Building Construction Industry

    04 March 2016

    The social protection component of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme aims to strengthening a social protection floor for vulnerable workers and families in the construction sector. This report is a brief outlining the approach methodology, and results obtained in terms of improving access to social protection among MSMEs and informal workers in the construction sector. The interventions contributed to the overall programme objectives of enterprise development and creation of new and decent green jobs

  5. Extension of Social Protection to Workers in the Informal Economy in Zambia

    04 March 2016

    The summary report proposes strategic options to extend social protection to workers in the informal economy in Zambia.It summarizes the lessons learnt across four field research studies on domestic workers, small scale farmers, saw mill workers and construction workers who are usually excluded from any form of social protection.

  6. Discussion Note on Targeting in Malawi and Implicating for the Future of the Social Cash Transfer

    04 March 2016

    Given the tight fiscal constraints and widespread poverty and vulnerability levels, countries are often not able to cover everyone in need of social assistance and need to develop effective targeting systems. This discussion note demonstrates that moving from strict poverty targeting towards affluence tests would contain coverage and costs while keeping exclusion errors low. Based on the analysis presented in this note, categorical targeting with an affluence test has the potential to be an effective and efficient beneficiary selection mechanism for Malawi’s social protection system that merits further discussion and research.

  7. Focus on : Disabled Women Entrepreneurs in Zambia

    04 March 2016

    Women experience higher rates of poverty than men due to, among other factors, a lack of access to or limited opportunities for training.

  8. Inclusive business practices in Africa's extractive industries

    08 February 2016

    The policy note presents key factors contributing to inclusive growth linked to the extractive industries in Africa, reflecting on the distinctive yet complementary roles of governments and multinational enterprises. The document considers the types of economic linkages to local communities and national economies that contribute towards employment, enterprise development, infrastructure, and ultimately to the economic transformation required for sustainable development. The factors are explained with reference to lessons learned from African countries at various stages of development of their mining, oil and gas sectors.

  9. ILO in Somalia

    25 January 2016

    Presentation of ILO's work and achievements in Somalia.

2015

  1. W4Y Liberia country summary

    24 November 2015

  2. Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) at work in Mozambique: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Since 2006 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting stakeholders in the world of work to better respond to HIV and AIDS in Mozambique. Actions encompass scaling up access to HIV prevention and care through the workplace, increasing the demand for VCT, taking into account the gender-specific needs of women and men, and economically empowering women, young people and people working in the informal economy who are particularly vulnerable to HIV.

  3. Technical cooperation activities to Combat Child Labour in Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa, Brazil and Timor-Leste (CPLP): Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    In the framework of this programme, the Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) agreed with ILO Lisbon to fund technical cooperation activities to combat child labour in CPLP countries in 2010. Its contribution was used to cofinance other IPEC-related activities in those countries. The goal was to ensure greater coherence between national plans and social dialogue mechanisms to combat child labour and share good practices.

  4. Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) at Work in Mozambique

    21 September 2015

    Since 2006 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting stakeholders in the world of work to better respond to HIV and AIDS in Mozambique. Actions encompass scaling up access to HIV prevention and care through the workplace, increasing the demand for VCT, taking into account the gender-specific needs of women and men, as well as economically empowering groups such as women, young people and people working in the informal economy that are particularly vulnerable to HIV.

  5. SCORE Information brochure

    10 August 2015

    Snapshot

2014

  1. Boosting Local Economies

    27 November 2014

    The ILO approach to local economic development - Sustainable Enterprises

  2. The cooperative way of doing business

    27 November 2014

    The ILO approach to supporting cooperatives - Sustainable Enterprises

  3. The Social and Solidarity Economy

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to Social Economy - Sustainable Enterprises

  4. Engaging multinational enterprises on more and better jobs

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to responsible global business - Sustainable Enterprises

  5. An enabling environment for sustainable enterprises

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to creating an enabling environment - Sustainable Enterprises

  6. Value Chain Development for more and better jobs

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to value chain development - Sustainable Enterprises