Publications

April 2017

  1. Zambia’s Employment Outlook: Diversification, Formalization and Education

    26 April 2017

    This paper is an update of a previous ILO paper. It seeks to inform the forthcoming formulation of Zambia’s Seventh National Development Framework for 2017–21. Its main objective is to assess whether there has been a change in the dynamics and characteristics of the labour market and employment over the period 2012–14, by using newly available data on the labour force.

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

    03 April 2017

    As part of the wider UN response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees so as to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt). This addresses in particular the key strategic direction of the 3RP of investing in livelihoods and employment opportunities to better equip refugees and host community members to provide for themselves and their families.

March 2017

  1. Scoping Study for a Renewable Energy Skills Development PPDP Facility in Somalia

    16 March 2017

    This Scoping Study for a Renewable Energy Skills Development Public Private Development Partnership (PPDP) Facility seeks to understand how a PPDP training initiative can successfully bridge the renewable energy skills gap in the Somali power sector while ensuring a sustainable impact on the local population.

  2. ILO Cairo Results’ Report

    14 March 2017

    Decent Work in Egypt 2016 Results

  3. Realising Income Security in Old Age – The Feasibility of a Universal Old Age Pension in Malawi

    13 March 2017

    Universal social pensions, which provide a basic pension to older people regardless of income or assets, are an increasingly popular approach in Sub-Saharan Africa to ensure a live in dignity and well-being for the elderly. This brief summarizes findings of a study by the Malawi Network of Older Persons’ Organization (MANEPO), HelpAge International, and the Government of Malawi, which finds that a universal social pension is both needed and feasible in Malawi.

February 2017

  1. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities on her visit to Zambia

    22 February 2017

    Report by Catalina Davandas Aguilar following her visit to Zambia. In her statement she says: "There are good opportunities and great potential for Zambia to become a disability champion in the African region. Zambia must build on the momentum created by the adoption of the Persons with Disabilities Act, the National Policy on Disability and the National Implementation Plan on Disability and make greater efforts towards their implementation. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the seventh National Development Plan, constitute great opportunities to foster development that is inclusive of persons with disabilities. The Special Rapporteur looks forward to a continued dialogue and collaboration with the Government of Zambia and other actors on the implementation of her recommendations."

  2. Algeria-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    16 February 2017

    Algeria supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and to development cooperation programmes and projects. Algeria has always been very committed to social change, the promotion of decent work and the positive impact they both have in alleviating people’s labour conditions, and has thus been increasing its level of engagement and cooperation with the ILO in the recent years.

December 2016

  1. Review of the Malawi National Social Protection Programme (MNSSP)

    01 December 2016

    In 2016, ILO supported the Government of Malawi in the review of the Malawi National Social Protection Programme (MNSSP), during which stakeholders engaged in discussions on the performance of MNSSP programmes and the MNSSP system, and reflected on strategic issues, such as institutional coordination and linkages to agricultural interventions and the humanitarian response. This brief outlines key system and programme level observations and recommendations for the successor programme.

  2. Making decent work a reality in Tanzania

    01 December 2016

    – Provides some examples of the what, where, when and how to make Decent Work a reality in Tanzania. Everyone has a role to play. Among the key roles is often that of creating jobs, big and small, few as well as many. The book showcases what the ILO has been able to achieve in the last five years of country programming (2011–2016). Presents in small and big ideas, broad and narrow focus, also scalable and one-off initiatives for inspiration of others.

  3. Review of the Malawi National Social Support Programme

    01 December 2016

    In 2016, ILO supported the Government of Malawi in the review of the Malawi National Social Protection Programme (MNSSP), during which stakeholders engaged in discussions on the performance of MNSSP programmes and the MNSSP system, and reflected on strategic issues, such as institutional coordination and linkages to agricultural interventions and the humanitarian response. The report outlines key system and programme level observations and recommendations for the successor programme.

October 2016

  1. A guide to finance for Social Enterprises in South Africa

    27 October 2016

    This guide to finance is aimed at Social Enterprises that need to access funding to grow and scale their enterprise

  2. Decent Work in the Middle-Income Countries in Africa

    26 October 2016

  3. Flyer - Academy on statistics and labour market analysis in Africa

    24 October 2016

    Flyer

  4. 2016 Social action budget brief

    10 October 2016

    This report analyses domestic allocations, expenditures and trends for social protection programmes in Mozambique.

  5. The role of internal migration in access to first job: A case study of Uganda

    06 October 2016

    Does internal migration hasten labour market access for young women and men? This paper analyses data from the school-to-work transition survey in Uganda to address the topic. The main indicator used is the transition length to a first job with comparison made between young people in Uganda that have migrated inside the country and those who have never changed their residence.

  6. Informe Orçamental 2016: Acção Social

    02 October 2016

    This report analyses domestic allocations, expenditures and trends for social protection programmes in Mozambique.

  7. Strengthening the world of work response to HIV/AIDS

    01 October 2016

    In recognition of the impact of HIV and other health issues on long dis-tance Truck/Bus drivers, the nation-wide competition provided a great opportunity to integrate HIV/Wellness aspects. Scania partnered with Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme (SWHAP), Inter-national labour Organization (ILO) and LVCT Health to raise HIV awareness and provide HIV and Wellness Testing Services.

September 2016

  1. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in South Africa - 2016 - Summary & Recommendations

    30 September 2016

    This document provides an overview of the key findings from an Assessment of the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in South Africa, which was conducted by BUSA and the ILO in 2015. It summarises economic, social, political and environmental characteristics and constraints in the business environment for MSMEs and includes primary and secondary information on formal and informal enterprises. The overview further outlines priority areas and recommendations for government to address the identified challenges faced by formal and informal enterprises.

  2. Flyer - From fragility to resilience through decent work

    21 September 2016

    The future of work dialogues for young people in fragile states (Liberia and Sierra Leone)

  3. Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    05 September 2016

    The ILO in partnership with FAO and UNIDO join forces in promoting decent work for youth in the Academy on Rural Development.