News

September 2017

  1. Labour market institutions and youth labour markets: Minimum wages and youth employment revisited

    21 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 223

  2. ‘Barefoot engineering’: How to boost rural development and local youth employment

    20 September 2017

    Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

  3. Studies on employment and extractive industry-dominated African countries

    18 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 221

  4. Rethinking fiscal policy: Lessons from the European Monetary Union (EMU)

    18 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 219

  5. ILO to host the first High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    12 September 2017

August 2017

  1. Understanding the drivers of rural vulnerability: Towards building resilience, promoting socio-economic empowerment and enhancing the socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalized populations for an effective promotion of Decent Work in rural economies

    09 August 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 214

July 2017

  1. Rural renewable energy investments and their impact on employment

    07 July 2017

    Working Paper No. 1

June 2017

  1. UN agencies launch youth entrepreneurship and self-employment campaign to boost transition towards decent work

    27 June 2017

    On the occasion of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises International Day, UN agencies launch a campaign on solutions to address the unique obstacles to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

  2. THE NEXT 15 MILLION Start and Improve Your Business Global Tracer Study 2011-15

    26 June 2017

    This study traces the outreach of the "Start and Improve Your Business" (SIYB) programme and some other key achievements, including estimates of its impact. The report has been prepared for practitioners in enterprise development who want to use SIYB, as well as any other organization or individual engaged in entrepreneurship and management training.

  3. ILO STED programme targets sectors for growth through increasing skills in developing economies

    22 June 2017

    The Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme is improving skills to help spread the benefits of trade and economic growth.