Publications

2016

  1. W4Y Brazil country summary

    06 December 2016

  2. The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting more and better jobs in China: Issues, evidence and policy options

    25 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 208

  3. The role of monetary and fiscal policies in promoting more and better jobs in China: Issues, evidence and policy options

    25 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 207

  4. Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Middle East and North Africa

    24 November 2016

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in five countries in the Middle East and North Africa region – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territory and Tunisia – between 2013 and 2015. The region’s increasing levels of educational attainment, especially among women, accompanied by insufficient demand for skilled workers are among the primary causes of difficulties in the labour market transitions of youth. The report focuses heavily on issues of quality of employment and also draws attention to the path and duration of the labour market transitions of young people, while drawing some conclusions about the characteristics or experiences that can help to achieve a smoother transition.

  5. Can we measure the school-to-work transition of young persons with labour force surveys? A feasibility study

    18 November 2016

    Data gathering in SWTSs is based on retrospective questions addressed to young persons aged 15 to 29 years old. Many of the key elements of the survey can also be found in conventional labour force surveys. The question then arises as the extent to which the results of the SWTS can also be obtained from conventional labour force surveys.

  6. What are the effects of job polarization on skills distribution of young workers in developing countries?

    10 November 2016

    One of the most discussed topics in the domain of labour economics during the last couple of decades has been the polarization of employment in industrialized countries, namely the growth of high and low paying jobs and the decline of jobs paying wages around the middle of the wage distribution.

  7. Employment and labour market policies for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economy and societies for all

    09 November 2016

  8. Inequality of opportunity and (unequal) opportunities in the youth labour market: How is the Arab world different?

    04 November 2016

    Using the recent school-to-work transition surveys for Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia, the Technical Brief address the unique phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa region of disproportionately high levels of unemployment among educated young people.

  9. Structural transformation to boost youth labour demand in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of agriculture, rural areas and territorial development

    01 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 204

  10. Boosting youth employment through public works

    31 October 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 203

  11. Implementation Guide for SCORE Training

    25 October 2016

    This step-by-step implementation guide is designed for staff from the ILO and other organizations such as business associations, government agencies and training providers that want to offer SCORE Training to enterprises. This manual is intended to help set up and run the training programme from inception through to successful offering of the service. It can also be used as background information for other actors who may participate in the running and organization of the programme, such as expert trainers or new programme staff.

  12. Does the combination of vocational and business management training produce extra benefits?

    13 October 2016

  13. Is there a case for front-loaded fiscal consolidation in Azerbaijan?

    12 October 2016

    This paper critically reviews the case for fiscal consolidation in Azerbaijan by adopting a growth and employment perspective. It commences with a global and comparative context in order to point out that, since 2010, fiscal consolidation has become a major feature of the global policy agenda. This development has been shaped by the experience of the Eurozone countries. Hence, there is much that Azerbaijan can learn by revisiting the European experience. The paper then discusses the case of Azerbaijan. It notes that fiscal consolidation is a perennial feature of public policy discourse in Azerbaijan. Such a discourse is often driven by international financial institutions. The paper assembles both analytical arguments and relevant empirical evidence to suggest that front-loaded fiscal consolidation on a significant scale will impose costs in terms of reduced growth momentum and employment prospects. These negative consequences are unlikely to be compensated by long-run gains in terms of enhanced macroeconomic stability and private sector-led economic diversification. The paper concludes by offering policy recommendations.

  14. The role of internal migration in access to first job: A case study of Uganda

    06 October 2016

    Does internal migration hasten labour market access for young women and men? This paper analyses data from the school-to-work transition survey in Uganda to address the topic. The main indicator used is the transition length to a first job with comparison made between young people in Uganda that have migrated inside the country and those who have never changed their residence.

  15. Making connections: Farm-to-market road rehabilitation in San Isidro, Leyte

    21 September 2016

    The Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-damaged farm-to-market road in San Isidro, Leyte severely hampered the farmers’ agricultural activities. In response, the International Labour Organization (ILO) supported the Municipal Government of San Isidro in restoring the small-scale farmers’ ability to generate income, and in enhancing their food security.

  16. Rebuilding communities: Quick fix and repair of the Ormoc City Health Office

    21 September 2016

    The public health system of a municipality is crucial to ensuring the physical well-being of its residents. When Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit Ormoc City, it reduced the functionality of Rural Health Units (RHU) and Barangay Health Stations (BHS) by half. The International Labour Organization (ILO), collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) thus saw an immediate need to get the system operational again.

  17. Improving chances: Vocational skills training for the out-of-school youth of Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu

    21 September 2016

    Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) severely hampered key industries in Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu, including poultry farming and a burgeoning tourism industry. The International Labour Organization (ILO) not only contributed to the two industries’ revival but also made sure to include in livelihood recovery activities, some of their most vulnerable worker-constituents: the out-of-school youth (OSY).

  18. Helping one’s self: Repair of livelihood and technical skills (LiTeS) training centre in Bogo City, Northern Cebu

    21 September 2016

    Training in Bogo City’s Livelihood and Technical Skills (LiTeS) Training Center was hampered when Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in Northern Cebu. In addition, the welding training building was severely damaged.

  19. Strengthening national leadership through the Embedded Approach in Timor-Leste

    19 September 2016

    This paper provides an overview of selected lessons learned from the ILO’s involvement in fragile Timor-Leste. In particular it focuses on the embedded approach and its significance for the sustained engagement of the ILO in Timor-Leste.

  20. SCORE Project Brochure

    11 September 2016

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises