Publications

2018

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

    09 August 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 241

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

    01 August 2018

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

    26 July 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 242

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

    10 July 2018

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. The regulation of internships: A comparative study

    18 May 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 240

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

    18 May 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 244

  10. 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.

  11. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Issue 1, April 2018

    30 April 2018

  12. Morocco: Young women’s employment and empowerment in the rural economy

    06 April 2018

    This country brief looks at gender and youth dimensions of employment in Morocco, paying particular attention to the rural economy.

  13. Constraints and good practice in women’s entrepreneurship in MENA

    22 March 2018

    Case study: New evidence on gender attitudes towards women in business

  14. Jordan: Young women’s employment and empowerment in the rural economy

    22 March 2018

    This country brief looks at gender and youth dimensions of employment in Jordan, paying particular attention to the rural economy.

  15. Realizing Innovation through Social Entrepreneurship

    08 March 2018

    RISE Egypt

  16. Establishing Day Care Centres in the Private Sector

    08 March 2018

    Ministry of Labour, Jordan

  17. Maharat Training for Employment

    08 March 2018

    Business Development Center, Jordan

  18. Fostering employment through business support to young entrepreneurs in Lebanon

    08 March 2018

    Berytech

  19. Trade Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs in Morocco

    08 March 2018

    International Trade Centre, Morocco

  20. Tomouh: A New Loan Product for Micro and Small-Sized Enterprises

    08 March 2018

    Alexandria Business Association, Egypt