Publications

2006

  1. Direct employment in multinational enterprises: Trends and implications, MULTI Working Paper No. 101

    01 January 2006

    This paper aims to examine the recent trends from a long-term perspective, and by utilizing both financial and employment data, provide a static as well as dynamic picture of the employment situation of global production undertaken by MNEs.The paper is primarily devoted to the examination of the quantitative picture of employment in MNEs. Equally relevant and important is the qualitative aspect of employment. Nonetheless, besides wage data, the lack of comprehensive and systematic data specific to MNEs on aspects such as conditions of work, social protection and industrial relations, has precluded an in-depth examination of the qualitative aspects in this paper.

2005

  1. Youth reinventing co-operatives : young perspectives on the international co-operative movement

    31 December 2005

    The British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies (BCICS), in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), and the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) have prepared a book demonstrating how young people around the world use co-operatives to meet their economic and social needs.

  2. Support for Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

    01 December 2005

    The report indicates the next steps that are appropriate for the AfDB and ILO in supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs. We would intend to see the report informing a range of follow-up actions by the AfDB and ILO – both jointly and individually – as well as by other development partners, in partnership with the Ethiopian Government and the women entrepreneurs themselves.

  3. Support for Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

    01 December 2005

    This report is based on an overview of the country assessment for Kenya, where the Bank has long-standing involvement, and it also benefits from the ILO’s research work and support activities for women entrepreneurs elsewhere in the region. The assessment report points to possible next steps for the AfDB and ILO in supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Kenya.

  4. Support for Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs in Uganda

    01 December 2005

    This report is based on the country assessment in Uganda, where the Bank has long-standing involvement, and where the ILO has been active in the field on small enterprise development. This assessment report indicates the next steps for the AfDB and ILO – as well as Government of Uganda and other development partners – in supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs.

  5. Restructuring for corporate success. A socially sensitive approach

    05 October 2005

    Provides guidance on establishing a strategy of worker retention and worker displacement that will minimize the negative social impact of enterprise restructuring and respect the provisions of international labour standards. Looks at the reasons for workforce reduction and its impact on the individual and the company and sets out alternative options that managers should consider. Includes examples of best practice.

  6. Leadership training manual for women leaders of cooperatives

    05 October 2005

  7. The 2005 Reader - From BDS to Making Markets Work for the Poor

    01 October 2005

    Sixth Annual BDS Seminar - Turin, Italy, September 2005

  8. Growing out of poverty : how employment promotion improves the lives of the urban poor

    01 October 2005

    SEED Working Paper No. 74

  9. Making service markets work for the poor: The experience of Uganda

    01 September 2005

    Business Services Market Development (BSMD) project - a DFID/ILO initiative to demonstrate new approaches to business development.

  10. The relationship between trust, HRM practices and firm performance

    01 September 2005

  11. Economic and social effects of export processing zones in Costa Rica

    01 June 2005

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 97

  12. Foreign direct investment spillovers, absorptive capacities and human capital development : evidence from Argentina

    01 May 2005

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 96

  13. Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Tanzania

    08 April 2005

  14. Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

    08 April 2005

  15. Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. An overview report

    08 April 2005

    Covers the background information to the ILO-African Development Bank country-level studies on the subject and presents the findings and recommendations resulting from the application of the analytical integrated framework in the three countries.

  16. Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Kenya

    08 April 2005

  17. Nepal and Pakistan - Micro-finance and microenterprise development: Their contribution to the economic empowerment of women

    01 March 2005

    SEED Working Paper No. 69

  18. Guidelines for cooperative legislation, second revised edition

    01 February 2005

    Provides guidance on how to draft a cooperative law.

  19. Being "Real" about Youth Entrepreneurship in Eastern and Southern Africa: Implications for Adults, Institutions and Sector Structures, Series on Youth and Entrepreneurship

    01 January 2005

    SEED Working Paper No. 72