Publications

2017

  1. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, July-September 2017

    21 October 2017

    Building resilience in the face of disaster; Employers focus on improving human resource management; ILO participates in consultation on private security services for T&T; ILO supports partnership on Apprenticeship; Reinventing vocational training to face the future of work; Successful SCORE Pilot Programme in Suriname; ILO and UN team up in support of Results-based management; Promoting youth employment in Jamaica; Validation of Cooperative Sector Study and Model Contracts for Domestic Workers in Guyana; SLTUF explores child and forced labour issues... and more

  2. Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

    19 October 2017

    A new joint ECLAC-ILO Report which indicates that labour conditions deteriorated in a context of low regional economic growth, although some signs of recovery exist

  3. Sector Selection in Guyana: Finding Export and Value Add Opportunities in Thin Markets

    18 September 2017

    A key outcome of Guyana’s Ministry of Business’ Strategic Plan 2016-2020 is to “increase value added production and exports through the development of a National Export Strategy and an Enhanced Quality Infrastructure”. In order to achieve this goal, the government of Guyana has asked the ILO to support an analysis of its vegetable and fruit sectors to identify growth and export potential, seeking to address the underlying constraints that might hinder productivity enhancement and sector growth. This sector selection report recommends two target value chains (mango and hot pepper) based on their potential for inclusive growth. Using a market system development lens, this report also defines supporting functions and rule relevant to the target value chains and identifies key constraint systems for further analysis and the development of interventions.

  4. The Future of Work We Want: The Voice of Youth and Different Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean. (ILO Americas 2017/7)

    13 September 2017

    The report included in this publication is a first look at the perspectives and expectations of Latin American youth regarding the future of work. The report offers some conclusions based on the key results of both surveys, which we hope will nourish and expand the discussion on the future of work.

  5. Rapid assessment of child labour in Guyana

    06 September 2017

    This Rapid Assessment is part of a South-South Cooperation initiative funded through the Brazil-ILO Cooperation Programme, within the context of the ILO’s Regional Initiative: Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour (RI). The assessment was undertaken with the active collaboration of the Government of Guyana, and in particular, with the Ministry of Social Protection.

  6. Rapid assessment of child labour in Saint Lucia

    18 August 2017

    This Rapid Assessment is part of a South-South Cooperation initiative funded through the Brazil-ILO Cooperation Programme, within the context of the ILO’s Regional Initiative: Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour (RI). The assessment was undertaken with the active collaboration of the Government of Saint Lucia, and in particular, with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour.

  7. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, April-June 2017

    03 July 2017

    The April - June 2017 issue features: Jamaica renews commitment towards International Labour Standards; World’s labour assembly moved to make a body of international labour standards more relevant; Child Labour - A serious threat to productive youth employment in the Caribbean; Stakeholder investment in skills development; Social dialogue in apprenticeship training; ILO and CDB hold policy dialogue on social protection and youth employment; ILO Specialists present progress reports on the implementation of the EU Project activities at the 2nd CEC Regional Forum; National employers’ organizations strengthen skills in social dialogue and disaster preparedness; Meeting with NIS and other stakeholders: Extending social security coverage to the self-employed in Guyana; Launch of the Saint Lucia OSH Policy; Regional Trade Unions develop research capabilities; Red Thread launches a Domestic Workers Service Cooperative Society... and more

  8. Formalization of the informal economy - Garlands and Granville, St. James: A qualitative needs analysis

    14 June 2017

    This Report is a qualitative needs analysis of the pilot communities and examines a lot of the social conditions which existed at the time of the ILO’s intervention. It was produced during phase 1 of the Project.

  9. Cluster and Productive Development Policies in the Autonomous Community of the Basque. Country. Lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean. (ILO Technical Reports, 2016/3).

    23 May 2017

    Outcomes in the area of innovation have been even more impressive: R&D spending as a percentage of GDP rose from less than 0.06 per cent in the early 1980s to more than two per cent in 2011, slightly above the EU average (Crespi et al 2014).

  10. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.