Publications

2018

  1. Promoting decent work for indigenous and tribal people through employment and investment programs

    14 August 2018

    This policy brief provides insights into the various construction projects supervised by the Employment Intensive Investment Program of the International Labour Organization in favour of Indigenous and Tribal People.

  2. Interns and outcomes: Just how effective are internships as a bridge to stable employment?

    09 August 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 241

  3. New technologies and the transition to formality: The trend towards e–formality

    01 August 2018

  4. Does work-based learning facilitate transitions to decent work?

    26 July 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 242

  5. Social Safeguards Framework for rural road works

    13 July 2018

    This Social Safeguards Framework (SSF) for the R4D Program has been designed to guide the implementation of inclusive and rights-based practices in rural road programs in Timor-Leste, and to prevent and mitigate their possible negative social impacts.

  6. "Negotiating the algorithm”: Automation, artificial intelligence and labour protection

    10 July 2018

  7. Impact of macroeconomic reform on labour markets and income in Zambia: Assessing ZAMMOD

    05 July 2018

    This paper, authored by Alemayehu Geda, John Weeks and Herryman Moono, reviews an econometric model (ZAMMOD) currently being used by the Zambia Ministry of Finance for forecasting, policy analysis and budget preparation; identifies some limitations to the labour market block of ZAMMOD, and makes specific recommendations on how the block could be enhanced. The authors then introduce these recommendation into the model and run simulations examining the labour market impacts of the of austerity measures.

  8. ILO Survey Report on the National Initiatives to Promote Quality Apprenticeships in G20 Countries

    04 July 2018

    This report presents the main findings of the ILO survey on national initiatives to promote quality apprenticeships in the G20 member states. It was conducted between September and December 2017 as an ILO initiative to take stock of and widely share good practices in this area.

  9. Public employment services: Joined-up services for people facing labour market disadvantage

    20 June 2018

    This technical note shows how public employment services (PES) are going beyond traditional ways of working, moving towards joined-up services to help people facing complex barriers to employment in finding work and building skills, with the aim of achieving more sustainable outcomes. The note explores the meaning of “joined-up services” and presents selected country case studies that offer insights from experience to policy-makers, practitioners and others interested in developing services to maximize the level of support available to disadvantaged jobseekers.

  10. Building an adequate U.S. labor and social protection system for the 21st century

    05 June 2018

    Over the last several decades the economic prospects facing U.S. workers and households have changed in substantial ways. For most, it has been a change for the worse. This paper is intended to bring analytical clarity and focus to the issues that currently confront workers, households and policy makers in the spheres of employment and social protection.

  11. Booklet - Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation, 2017 (No. 205)

    05 June 2018

  12. Flyer - JPR Flagship Progamme

    30 May 2018

  13. Basic safety and health guidelines for rural road works

    23 May 2018

    Provides the opportunity for all stakeholders to demonstrate good practices related to the compliance and enforcement of the national occupational health and safety in rural road works.

  14. The regulation of internships: A comparative study

    18 May 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 240

  15. Macroeconomic policy, inclusive growth and productive employment in Uganda

    18 May 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 244

  16. Greener growth, just transition, and green jobs: There's a lot we don't know

    08 May 2018

    This research brief reviews some of the most recent literature on green growth, green jobs and a just transition with a view to identify some of the main knowledge gaps and areas for future research.

  17. Women’s and Youth Empowerment in Rural Tunisia - An assessment using the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI)

    01 May 2018

    The “Women’s and Youth Empowerment in Rural Tunisia” study uses, for the first time in the Arab world, the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) to investigate the topic of gender equality. The study employs a large-scale survey of rural, semi-urban and urban Tunisia to map levels of empowerment among women and young people between the age of 18 and 30. The overall objective of the project is to provide new measurement tools and data to policymakers and organisations to allow them to better design, target, monitor and evaluate initiatives aiming to empower women and young people across Tunisia.

  18. Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture. Third edition

    30 April 2018

    This publication provides for the first time comparable estimates on the size of the informal economy and a statistical profile of informality in all its diversity at the global and regional levels.

  19. A Guide on Labour Inspection Intervention in the Informal Economy - A participatory method

    24 April 2018

    The informal economy comprises more than half of the global labour force and more than 90% of micro and small enterprises worldwide. It encompasses a huge diversity of situations, employers and workers, most of them operating out of survival needs, especially in industrializing countries. In these countries, the protection provided by regulatory systems may not apply in law or in practice to informal economic units and workers therein; the scarce resources of enforcement agencies along with the particular challenges related to the informal economy may also lead governments to concentrate their efforts in formal enterprises. To address these challenges, the ILO, together with labour inspectorates from selected African Member States, developed and piloted a simple and effective process to address fundamental labour rights and occupational safety and health deficits through labour inspection as presented in this guide.

  20. Community contracting initiatives in calamity-prone areas: A practical guide

    12 April 2018

    Climate change adaptation and crisis response