Publications

2018

  1. Labour market challenges of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: A qualitative assessment of Employment Service Centres

    11 October 2018

    The “Impact Report Series” disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative reports which describe the research designs, methodologies, interventions under investigation and policy and programmatic findings and recommendations.

  2. ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2018-21

    01 October 2018

    This Action Plan aims to support effective and inclusive gender-responsive delivery of the Decent Work Agenda by operationalizing the ILO gender equality policy.

  3. Assessing the impact on employability and quality of employment of non-formal apprenticeships in agriculture-related trades

    25 September 2018

    The “Impact Report Series” disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative reports which describe the research designs, methodologies, interventions under investigation and policy and programmatic findings and recommendations.

  4. The impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work: Global estimates

    24 May 2018

    Bringing together health data, in particular HIV prevalence data, with labour force, economic and demographic data, the report sets out social and economic impacts on workers and their households for 2005, 2010 and 2015, as well as projections for 2020.

  5. 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.

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

    22 March 2018

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

  7. Social Protection for Indigenous Peoples

    15 March 2018

    Indigenous and tribal peoples’ disproportionate representation among the poor and limited access to social protection are linked to their low levels of participation in decision-making. Social protection programmes may not sufficiently take into account their cultural integrity and ways of life. Guaranteeing at least a basic level of social protection, a social protection floor for all, including indigenous men, women and children, represents an essential component of national strategies for sustainable development. This brief highlights the importance of social protection for indigenous peoples and provides ways for ensuring a rights-based framework for promoting social protection for indigenous men, women and children.

  8. Women’s ILO: Transnational networks, global labour standards and gender equity, 1919 to Present

    15 March 2018

    What is the place of women in global labour policies? This book gathers new research on a century of ILO engagement with women’s work.

  9. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – Global snapshot

    08 March 2018

    The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. This report looks at the progress (or lack thereof) made during the past decade and assesses women’s labour market prospects.

  10. Appendices of the WESO Trends for Women Snapshot 2018

    28 February 2018

    Includes Appendix A – Country groupings by region and income level, and B – Labour market estimates and projections

  11. UNIPP 2.0 The UN Indigenous Peoples' Partnership - Delivering as One at the Country Level to Advance Indigenous Peoples' Rights (CONCEPT NOTE FOR PHASE II - 2017-2022)

    02 February 2018

    The purpose of this concept note is to lay the foundations for the second phase of the United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP). UNIPP is acknowledged as an important mechanism to promote indigenous peoples’ rights in the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as well as the System-Wide Action Plan on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (SWAP), which specifically emphasizes UNIPP’s potential to advance UN system-wide coherence on indigenous issues at the country level. In order to identify the conditions required to maximize UNIPP’s transformational potential, this concept note looks back to the UNIPP experience to date (outlining relevant results and lessons learned) but also forward, to the measures that will be required for the Partnership to operate effectively in a new development landscape. Particular attention is paid to linkages with Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

2017

  1. Working conditions of indigenous women and men in Central Africa: an analysis based on available evidence

    13 December 2017

    Drawing on previous ILO research as well as a number of other available sources, this paper provides an analytical overview of key issues faced by indigenous peoples in the world of work in the Central African region. Highlighting ILO and United Nations instruments that seek to promote and protect the rights of indigenous women and men, the paper points to several measures to make these rights more effective for them, including improving data availability, protecting indigenous peoples’ rights to land and natural resources, and adopting special measures to overcome discrimination against them.

  2. Trade Union Action on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2017

    Trade unions are working all over the world on disability issues. This research captures and summarises trade union action on disability from over 50 countries, including developed, emerging and developing economies. The research offers a new perspective to trade unions who have not worked on this issue, and points to opportunities for others to develop their work further.

  3. Promoting youth employment and empowerment of young women in Jordan: An assessment of active labour market policies

    17 November 2017

    The ILO Taqeem “Impact Report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported employment assessment and impact evaluations. The goal is to improve the evidence base for “what works” in the effective design and implementation of integrated employment policy responses for youth and women’s employment. Taqeem is a partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as part of an IFAD-financed project titled “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”.

  4. Macroeconomic policy and women's economic empowerment

    15 September 2017

  5. Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico

    23 August 2017

    This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods. It also highlights the challenge of enhancing women’s economic empowerment with targeted actions aimed at reducing women’s time poverty and redistributing unpaid care responsibilities between women and men and between families and the State. This working paper is a joint publication of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch in the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and the ILO Social Protection Department.

  6. i-Flash EVAL Comic Strip, No 20 - About EVAL

    20 April 2017

  7. Regional tables and country/territory dashboards

    08 March 2017

    A breakdown of data from the regions and territories surveyed in the report, "Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men"

  8. Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men

    08 March 2017

    This study provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work based on the 2016 Gallup World Poll. The poll, which was conducted in 142 countries and territories, is representative of 98 per cent of the global population.

  9. The labour situation of indigenous women in Peru: A study

    02 March 2017

    This report, focusing on Peru, provides research on the labour situation of indigenous women as well as recommendations on how to improve the rights and access of indigenous women in rural areas to decent work.