Information resources

Selected publications

  1. ILO COOP Publications on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Cooperatives

    The adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 laid the foundation for action towards gender equality in all aspects of economic, social, cultural and political life. As women’s empowerment and gender equality emerges as a goal of the sustainable development agenda, organizational and entrepreneurial models that are egalitarian and build on principles of democratic participation are needed.

  2. Working paper

    A policy mix for gender equality: Lessons from high-income countries

    8 March 2013

    Over the past 15 years, important gains have been made in gender equality. Gender gaps in educational attainment have shrunk substantially. In fact, in many high-income countries, young women’s educational attainment now exceeds that of young men. At the same time, most countries have seen a significant increase in female employment rates – a trend which slowed only with the recent financial crisis.

  3. Global Employment Trends for Women 2012

    11 December 2012

    This report looks at gender gaps in unemployment, employment, labour force participation, vulnerability, and segregation in jobs and economic sectors.

  4. Gender equality in social dialogue and industrial relations

    26 June 2012

    Selected publications

  5. Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis

    24 January 2012

    The annual Global Employment Trends report offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.

  6. Women and labour markets in Asia: rebalancing for gender equality

    29 April 2011 - Bangkok

    The report is a joint undertaking by the ADB and the ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, reflecting the high-level commitment of both organizations to gender equality in the region, as an economic and social investment that will generate enormous dividends for sustainable development in the region.

  7. Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty

    21 January 2011

    This interagency report on the gender dimension of agricultural work was produced by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Office (ILO) following two years of work begun in 2009. It is the first comprehensive look at gender and work in rural areas since the start of the global economic crisis.