Publications

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.

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.

  10. Employment creation potential analysis by sector (June 2016)

    07 March 2018

February 2018

  1. ILO Cairo Results’ Report: Decent Work in Egypt 2017 Results

    26 February 2018

    This annual report documents ILO's work in Egypt to promote decent jobs and rights at work, to enhance social protection as well as to strengthen social dialogue on labour issues.

  2. Summary - Stemming irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia: A socio-economic assessment

    20 February 2018

    As part of the inception phase, ILO conducted a comprehensive socio-economic assessment in five high migration-prone regions of Ethiopia—Addis Ababa, Tigray, Amhara, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples and Oromia. The findings of the assessment provide a deeper understanding of the dynamics of migration in Ethiopia, particularly on mobility trends in the target areas and the correlation between migration and socio-economic characteristics of individuals. It also provides a nuanced and in-depth understanding of the role of various stakeholders and potential partners (national, international, local) and their ongoing efforts to tackle migration-related challenges.

January 2018

  1. Apprenticeship in Egypt- Towards a unified system?

    29 January 2018

    This report presents the findings of a legal review of existing apprenticeship schemes in Egypt. It describes the different schemes and compares them against stipulations in ILO instruments.

December 2017

  1. Stemming irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia: A socio-economic assessment

    14 December 2017

    As part of the inception phase, ILO conducted a comprehensive socio-economic assessment in five high migration-prone regions of Ethiopia—Addis Ababa, Tigray, Amhara, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples and Oromia. The findings of the assessment provide a deeper understanding of the dynamics of migration in Ethiopia, particularly on mobility trends in the target areas and the correlation between migration and socio-economic characteristics of individuals. It also provides a nuanced and in-depth understanding of the role of various stakeholders and potential partners (national, international, local) and their ongoing efforts to tackle migration-related challenges.

  2. Decent Work for sustainable Development in Tanzania

    12 December 2017

    The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is a chance to make a difference and improve the lives of people everywhere including in Tanzania. This Brochure has been developed to support Tanzania’s efforts in it’s strife to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and especially Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth.

  3. Trade Union Action on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2017

    Trade unions are working all over the world on disability issues. This research captures and summarises trade union action on disability from over 50 countries, including developed, emerging and developing economies. The research offers a new perspective to trade unions who have not worked on this issue, and points to opportunities for others to develop their work further.

November 2017

  1. Policy Brief: Towards an Effective SME Promotion Agency

    30 November 2017

    This policy brief provides practical guidelines for policy makers on how best to review and establish strategic plans to the process of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Development Agency.

October 2017

  1. Promoting Social Entrepreneurship and Social Capital

    03 October 2017

    A Practice Guide to Supporting Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusiveness in Rural Communities