Publications

June 2018

  1. SCORE Ghana Program: Factsheet

    08 June 2018

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is an ILO programme that improves productivity and working conditions in SMEs. The fact-sheet presents overview of impact in Ghana.

May 2018

  1. Institutional Coordination of Social Protection in Malawi: An Analysis of Coordination Structures and Options - Full Report

    15 May 2018

    Despite efforts to create a harmonised and coordinated approach to social protection, challenges remain with regards to the integration of the various social protection programmes, which continue to operate in relative isolation both at the national and district levels. In in the context of the 2016–2017 review of the Malawi National Social Support Programme (MNSSP), this study was commissioned to examine current institutional coordination issues within Malawi’s social protection sector, identify the factors behind the persistent fragmentation of the MNSSP, and to present options for improving institutional coordination and coherence within the MNSSP II, the successor programme to the MNSSP, both at national and at decentralized levels of implementation

  2. Institutional Coordination of Social Protection in Malawi: An Analysis of Coordination Structures and Options - Executive Summary

    15 May 2018

    Despite efforts to create a harmonised and coordinated approach to social protection, challenges remain with regards to the integration of the various social protection programmes, which continue to operate in relative isolation both at the national and district levels. In in the context of the 2016–2017 review of the Malawi National Social Support Programme (MNSSP), this study was commissioned to examine current institutional coordination issues within Malawi’s social protection sector, identify the factors behind the persistent fragmentation of the MNSSP, and to present options for improving institutional coordination and coherence within the MNSSP II, the successor programme to the MNSSP, both at national and at decentralized levels of implementation

  3. Policy brief - Local Economy Impacts and Cost-benefit Analysis of Social Protection and Agricultural Interventions in Malawi

    15 May 2018

    Using rural economy-wide impact simulation methods and cost-benefit analysis, this study examines the impacts of individual and combined social protection and agricultural interventions in Malawi on incomes, poverty and production. The goal of this analysis is to provide evidence on policy options to increase coordination and coherence between social protection and agricultural programmes, with the objective of reducing poverty, increasing incomes and enhancing agricultural production and productivity

  4. Local Economy Impacts and Cost-benefit Analysis of Social Protection and Agricultural Interventions in Malawi

    15 May 2018

    Using rural economy-wide impact simulation methods and cost-benefit analysis, this study examines the impacts of individual and combined social protection and agricultural interventions in Malawi on incomes, poverty and production. The goal of this analysis is to provide evidence on policy options to increase coordination and coherence between social protection and agricultural programmes, with the objective of reducing poverty, increasing incomes and enhancing agricultural production and productivity

  5. World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs

    14 May 2018

    This edition examines environmental sustainability in the world of work. It focuses on how climate change and environmental degradation will impact the labour markets, affecting both the volume and quality of employment, and quantifies the shifts expected to take place within and between sectors.

  6. The ILO MNE Declaration: What’s in it for Workers?

    01 May 2018

    The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.

April 2018

  1. Brief: The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    20 April 2018

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. It aims to preserve social and economic stability and enhance resilience at the national level, in line with national plans and chapters of the 3RP. Embedded in the principles of decent work, the ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and international labour standards.

  2. Ethiopia National Child Labour Survey (NCLS) 2015

    05 April 2018

    The Ethiopia NCLS 2015 was conducted by the Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency (CSA) in May 2015 and collected information on the demographic characteristics of the population, including their education, health, employment, migration, and housing characteristics. The Ethiopia NCLS 2015 is second of its kind and it covered 721 enumeration areas both in urban and rural settings with a total of 21,300 households interviewed having at least one target child aged 5 to 17 years.

  3. PLANO OPERACIONAL da Estratégia de Comunicação e Advocacia para o Subsistema de Segurança Social Básica 2018– 2024

    01 April 2018

    The Operational Plan guides on possible activities and techniques that can be used to achieve proposed strategic objectives, communication objectives and expected results set under the ECASSSB II

  4. Estratégia de Comunicação e Advocacia para o Subsistema de Segurança Social Básica 2018 – 2024 ECASSSB II

    01 April 2018

    ECASSSB 2018-2024 sets out communication and advocacy guidelines for Government and Partners working on Basic Social Security

March 2018

  1. Study on Bilateral Labour and Social Security Agreements In North Africa

    11 March 2018

    The purpose of this study is to undertake in-depth research on the different bilateral labour agreements and social security agreements in the North Africa sub-region, with particular emphasis on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.

  2. The Nigeria National Employment Policy

    09 March 2018

    The reviewed National Employment Policy outlines strategies that will enable the creation of decent work through various methods prominent among which are: the re-invigoration of the private sector; transformation of agriculture; provision and maintenance of physical infrastructure; improved market access for private businesses; and availability of credit facilities.

  3. Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme in Zimbabwe - An Assessment of Firms in Economic Subsectors

    08 March 2018

    This assessment has been initiated in order to look at the success of the Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) and Quality Improvement in Informal Apprenticeships in Zimbabwe (QIA) methodologies in delivering the ILO Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme in Zimbabwe objectives. It seeks to answer whether the beneficiaries have managed to gain skills and viable employment opportunities through the project. It also goes further in questioning whether the ventures the youths have engaged in are viable.

  4. Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises

    08 March 2018

    The conclusions reached at the 2007 ILC discussion identified 17 pillars for an environment conducive to the promotion of sustainable enterprises and furthermore highlighted the role of government, the role of organised business and organised labour, as well as enterprise level principles for sustainable enterprises. This report is based on an exploration of the extent to which these conclusions exist in Zimbabwe.

  5. Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS Strategy for the Informal Economy

    08 March 2018

    The role of the Informal Economy sector in driving the economy is strongly acknowledged, hence the need to safeguard it through ensuring comprehensive HIV and AIDS programmes and services with a targeted approach for women and youth. This strategy is intended to ensure comprehensive HIV and AIDS programmes and services that are tailor made to suit the specic requirements of each sector of the informal economy with interventions focusing more on behaviour change, including the uptake of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. The strategy which will be implemented through a coordinated mechanism is aimed at reaching out to all categories of the informal economy by the year 2020 and make the reduction of new HIV infections a historic success.

  6. Transforming a Nation Through Gender Equality

    08 March 2018

    Gender transformation training activities were conducted at all levels to facilitate a conducive environment for women to have an opportunity to operate freely, whilst exercising their rights. The objective was to help them gain knowledge and understanding to influence positive change beyond their households and inspire them to grow and take up positions of leadership in the community.

  7. Women in the informal economy in Zimbabwe - Situational Analysis

    07 March 2018

    The objective of this research is to understand and identify how women are represented in the labour market, with particular focus on the informal economy. It seeks to reveal the capacities for women to access and maintain economic empowerment and conducive working conditions in the workplace.

  8. Labour Market Outlook 2017

    07 March 2018

    In this issue of the bulletin, our feature ar􀆟cles are on productivity and competitiveness.

  9. Gender equality through collective bargaining in Zimbabwe

    07 March 2018

    An important tool in addressing Gender Equality is collective bargaining. Collective bargaining is considered as a fundamental right at the work place and an important mechanism for eliminating all forms of inequalities and discrimination against women and for improving their working conditions.