Publications

2016

  1. Inclusive business practices in Africa's extractive industries

    08 February 2016

    The policy note presents key factors contributing to inclusive growth linked to the extractive industries in Africa, reflecting on the distinctive yet complementary roles of governments and multinational enterprises. The document considers the types of economic linkages to local communities and national economies that contribute towards employment, enterprise development, infrastructure, and ultimately to the economic transformation required for sustainable development. The factors are explained with reference to lessons learned from African countries at various stages of development of their mining, oil and gas sectors.

  2. The motherhood pay gap: A review of the issues, theory and international evidence

    08 February 2016

  3. Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    02 February 2016

    The Guidelines are both a policy framework and a practical tool to help countries at all levels of development manage the transition to low-carbon economies and can also help them achieve their INDCs and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The Guidelines are designed to create decent work on a large scale and ensure that social protection exists where needed. They also include mechanisms for social dialogue among governments, workers and employers' organizations throughout policymaking processes at all levels.

  4. Action research for improving working conditions in Peru's wood-furniture sector: Scoping study

    18 January 2016

  5. Value chain analysis and competitiveness strategy: Marine Capture Fisheries

    15 January 2016

    Myeik and Yangon, Myanmar

  6. Value chain analysis and competitiveness strategy: Freshwater Capture Fisheries

    15 January 2016

    Pyapon, Myanmar

2015

  1. Selecting the road to more and better jobs

    17 December 2015

    Sector selection report of the road to jobs project in northern Afghanistan

  2. Value chain analysis and competitiveness strategy: Marine Capture Fisheries

    15 December 2015

    Myeik and Yangon, Myanmar

  3. Value chain analysis and competitiveness strategy: Freshwater Capture Fisheries

    15 December 2015

    Pyapon, Myanmar

  4. Access to Finance and Enterprise growth: Evidence from an experiment in Uganda

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 190

  5. Decent Jobs in a Safe Climate: ILO Solutions for Climate Action

    28 November 2015

    This brief provides a snapshot of selected ILO initiatives, successful practices, tools, instruments and policy guidelines that contribute to the advancement of both climate change and decent work agendas.

  6. A Guide to the Climate Change Negotiations for ILO Constituents

    23 November 2015

    This guide presents an overview of the institutional mechanisms and procedures of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the current negotiation streams, the expected outcomes of COP21 (to be held in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015) and other relevant information about the climate negotiation process.

  7. Microfinance and Formalisation of Enterprises in the Informal Sector

    17 November 2015

    Microfinance and Formalization of Enterprises in the Informal Economy: Awareness raising campaign and BDS for the formalization and strengthening of growth-oriented enterprises ESAF A Qualitative Follow-up Study

  8. Know About Business in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt): Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO adapted its Know About Business (KAB) programme, which is a set of training materials for entrepreneurship education, to bridge the pre-start gap that students in the oPt face before entry to the labour market with information to develop entrepreneurial skills and prepare students and trainees not only to establish their own businesses, but also to work productively in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  9. Know About Business (KAB) in Saudi Arabia: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO entrepreneurship education programme, Know About Business (KAB), draws on ILO’s successful experience in the field. The KAB training methodology develops entrepreneurial competencies among young people and the particular knowledge needed for self-employment and the creation of micro and small enterprises. Since 2009, the KAB programme has been introduced into vocational, secondary and higher education in approximately 50 countries and translated into 22 languages. In the Arab region, the programme has successfully been implemented in Syria, Yemen, the occupied Palestinian territories, Oman, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.

  10. Entrepreneurship education: Know About Business in Jordan: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Know About Business (KAB) training programme has contributed to the creation of an enterprise culture in many countries and societies. It promotes awareness among young people of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and self-employment, and of their role in shaping their future and their country's economic and social development.

  11. Enhancing Zambian SMEs' competitiveness and access to finance: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The African Management Services Company (AMSCO) helps African companies to become globally competitive, profitable and sustainable – it provides selected private companies and commercially operated public enterprises with professional management and related services.

  12. Making globalization socially sustainable: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Research Foundation, the International Labour Office (ILO), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) established collaboration to bring together the world's leading academic experts on globalization. They included Dani Rodrik of Harvard University, Nina Pavcnik of Dartmouth College, and Ludger Woessmann of the University of Munich. The result was a publication that provides insights into the links between globalization and (i) employment; (ii) uncertainty; and (iii) inequality.

  13. Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility was launched in 2008. Generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation, and Munich Re has made it possible to dramatically expand the outreach of insurance services to low-income households and enterprises, strengthen insurance providers and ensure that better risk management practices are more widely available.

  14. Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility was launched in 2008. Generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation, and Munich Re has made it possible to dramatically expand the outreach of insurance services to low-income households and enterprises, strengthen insurance providers and ensure that better risk management practices are more widely available.

  15. Microfinance support programme in Viet Nam: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Microfinance has played an important role in national, provincial and local efforts to reduce poverty over this period with over 300,000 regular clients of microfinance institutions. However, access to relevant and sustainable microfinance services (credit, savings, insurance, money transfers) remains a challenge. The microfinance industry in Viet Nam still needs investments in all aspects for further development – at all levels.