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  1. Can Better Working Conditions Improve the Performance of SMEs? An international literature review

    16 January 2014

    This research has been commissioned by the International Labour Office (ILO) as a contribution to the Global Product 154 and the Area of Critical Importance, Productivity and working conditions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

  2. Innovations in quality apprenticeships for high-skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States

    06 January 2014

    A report of three youth apprenticeship programmes in the United States conducted by the ILO.


  1. Employment-Intensive Investments: Providing Infrastructure, Jobs and Income

    11 December 2013

    Key issues and policy options to provide infrastructure, jobs and income.

  2. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 3, 2013

    06 December 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: The International Day of Cooperatives (IDC); ICA message on the IDC; ILO DG Guy Ryder on the IDC; Cooperatives & sustainable development goals; Migrant workers and SSE; Shinkin Bank translates COOP publication; ILO’s work on tourism cooperatives; Meeting with WIEGO; ILO’s work on women cooperatives in Tunisia; Guide on enterprise conversion to coops; Ri-Maflow in Milan, Italy; My.COOP in Free State, South Africa; My.COOP in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; My.COOP translation to Nepalese; COOP Champions: Rodrigo Mogrovejo; The first cooperative forum in Kyrgyzstan; UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE; Study tour for African cooperative leaders; New ILO publications; Noteworthy resources; COOP staff news; and Upcoming events.

  3. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Zambia

    20 November 2013

    This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) and Labour Demand Enterprise Survey (LDES) run together with IPSOS Zambia within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

  4. Youth Employment and Migration in Peru

    20 November 2013

    With more than 8 million young people between 15-29 years of age, Peru has a large and heterogeneous young generation which represents 27.5 per cent of the total population.

  5. Youth Employment and Migration in Ecuador

    20 November 2013

    Ecuador’s population is young and rapidly growing. It has almost doubled since 1980, reaching almost 15 million in 2010. An approximate 60 per cent of Ecuadorians are under 29 years old and almost one out of three is between the ages of 15 and 29. More than half of the young people aged 15-29 are poor: around 30 per cent live in conditions of poverty and another 24 per cent in extreme poverty.

  6. Youth Employment and Migration in Turkey

    20 November 2013

    Turkey is undergoing a demographic transition. Its population comprises 74 million people and is expected to keep growing until 2050 and begin ageing in 2025. The share of children and youth under 25 years old reaches 45 per cent, and the 15-29 age group represents around 25 per cent of the total population – about 18 million people.

  7. Youth Employment and Migration in China

    20 November 2013

    With 1.35 billion people, China has the largest population in the world and a total working age population of 937 million. For historical and political reasons, full employment has been consistently high on the Government agenda.

  8. Youth Employment and Migration in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    20 November 2013

    Young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) aged 15 to 24 represent 16 per cent of the 3.8 million population of the country. In Bosnia and Herzegovina the overall unemployment rate in 2012 reached 28 per cent, while the youth unemployment rate (15-24 years of age) more than double the overall unemployment, at 63.1 per cent.

  9. Employment policy implementation mechanisms in South Africa

    18 November 2013

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 159

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