Publications

2015

  1. Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries

    08 April 2015

    This independent study uses the contents of ILO's Improve Your Business (IYB) training curriculum to measure whether improved business practices have an impact on enterprise performance in small enterprises. It is based on data of more than 10.000 SMEs in 6 countries. A key finding of the study is that improved management practices (as promoted by IYB training) have a significant impact on enterprise performance. However, the paper also finds that the typical duration and intensiveness of courses like IYB might be too short to sustain changes in business practices. A key question resulting out of this for management training programmes is: how to improve training, complementary measures and follow-up services to achieve and sustain a long-term change in business practices and thus in business performance and job creation?

  2. NRSP Impact Assessment Pakistan

    02 February 2015

  3. ESAF Impact Assessment

    05 January 2015

2014

  1. Microfinance and job creation: A social performance assessment of a new loan delivery mechanism, Bai Tushum Kyrgyzstan

    14 November 2014

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 57

  2. Microfinance and job creation: A social performance assessment of a new loan delivery mechanism, Bai Tushum Kyrgyzstan

    13 November 2014

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 57

  3. Microcredit in France: What impact does it have on employment?

    13 June 2014

  4. Agenda - Doha Evidence Symposium

    03 March 2014

    Increasing Youth Productivity in the Middle East and North Africa, 6-8 March 2014

  5. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 4, 2013

    12 February 2014

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between October and December, 2013.

2013

  1. Professional microcredit in France: what effect on employment?

    30 April 2013

2012

  1. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification in the Kyrgyz garment sector

    11 June 2012

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 19

  2. Brief profile on Green Jobs

    25 May 2012

    Employment for social justice and a fair globalization

  3. Brief profile on Employment-Intensive Investments

    25 May 2012

    Employment for social justice and a fair globalization

  4. Brief profile on Sustainable Enterprises

    25 May 2012

    Employment for social justice and a fair globalization

  5. Youth employment : a global goal, a national challenge (update 2012)

    01 February 2012

2011

  1. Work4Youth Brochure: Improving decent work opportunities for youth through knowledge and action

    08 November 2011

  2. Rural Development Tools - Value-Chain Development for Decent Work

    01 July 2011

    A guide addressing Value Chain Development (VCD) from a market development perspective with a unique focus on how to achieve Decent Work.

2010

  1. MDG-F; Youth, Employment and Migration Window comparative table

    01 June 2010

2009

  1. Rising food prices and their implications for employment, decent work and poverty reduction

    23 June 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 30

  2. Youth employment : a global goal, a national challenge (update 2010)

    01 June 2009

2003

  1. Preventing Discrimination, Exploitation and Abuse of Women Migrant Workers - Booklet 2

    01 June 2003

    Booklet 2: Decision-making and preparing for employment abroad