Publications

2018

  1. 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.

  2. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, January-March 2018

    18 April 2018

    Planning ahead for better results; ILO Directors meet in the Caribbean; There is an Alternative: Promoting the Social Solidarity Economy; Training in econometric Modelling in Guyana supports the Green State Development Strategy and PAGE; and more

  3. Skills for Green Jobs Study – Barbados

    14 March 2018

    This study provides an initial assessment of the status of green jobs in the small island developing state of Barbados.

  4. Informality and Economic Units in the Caribbean

    08 March 2018

    This Study seeks to synthesize four national studies on Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Lucia to determine the reasons for economic units to function informally and the frequency of informal economic units. It is intended to draw some general conclusions about the prevalence and forms of informal economic units in the wider Caribbean region, so as to design a regional strategy for formalization that is sufficiently customized to be relevant to the individual countries.

  5. Child labour in Saint Lucia: Key findings from the rapid assessment, 2016

    07 February 2018

    This Rapid Assessment-Key Findings document 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. Child labour in Guyana: Key findings from the rapid assessment, 2016

    07 February 2018

    This Rapid Assessment-Key Findings document 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.

  7. Child labour in the Bahamas: Key findings from the rapid assessment, 2016

    07 February 2018

    This Rapid Assessment-Key Findings document 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.

  8. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, October-December 2017

    07 February 2018

    Tripartite constituents sign Decent Work Country Programme for Guyana; Reducing work deficit in the informal economy in Guyana; ILO engages with the OECS on Labour and Social Policies for Decent Work; 241 million people in the region have no social protection at all; Setting the scene for Decent Work in the Rural Economy of Suriname; Towards concrete solutions for youth employment in the Caribbean; ILO launches VPNYEE; 2017: unemployment rose for the 3rd straight year in Latin America and the Caribbean; ILO and UWI delve into research on the Future of Work; Barbados joins RI- Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour; ILO focuses on structuring the informal economy... and more

2017

  1. 2017 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean- Executive Summary

    18 December 2017

    The 2017 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean summarises economic trends in the countries of the region in 2017 and analyses the impact on labour markets observed this year, as well as expected results for 2018. This year’s Feature Article examines wage trends in the region during the period 2005-2015.

  2. The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Guyana

    18 December 2017

    This report analyses how Guyana performs with respect to each pillar, assessing strengths and weaknesses. A national perceptions survey focusing on 9 of the 17 pillars enriched the findings. The report hopes to stimulate debate and provide an evidence base for policy reforms towards a conducive environment for sustainable enterprises in Guyana.