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January 2014

  1. Global Employment Trends 2014: Mismatch, discouragement and active labour market policies

    20 January 2014

    The grim labour market is forcing many workers to take on jobs far below their skill levels. ILO's economist Ekkehard Ernst, co-author of the 2014 edition of the Global Employment Trends report, discusses measures that can be implemented to address skills mismatch and enhance the efficiency of labour markets.

  2. Global Employment Trends 2014: What's the global picture of the job market?

    20 January 2014

    Over 200 million people are unemployed in the world, and many have dropped out the labour market, too discouraged to even look for a job. Harshly hit are young people, whose unemployment rate is three times the adult rate. ILO's economist Christian Viegelahn, co-author of the 2014 edition of the Global Employment Trends report, warns of a gloomy outlook for jobs in 2014.

  3. Which policies can help boost employment and productivity?

    20 January 2014

    Despite a lukewarm economic recovery, the global labour market remains weak, with growing numbers of unemployed and discouraged workers. ILO's economist Steve Kapsos, co-author of the 2014 edition of the Global Employment Trends report, calls for a "re-think" of the current policy environment and for a new set of policies aimed at boosting the job market.

November 2013

  1. Breaking the barriers: Promoting skills development and inclusive work places for people with disabilities

    29 November 2013

    One out of every seven people in the world - or some 1 billion people - has a disability. Approximately 785 of them are estimated to be of working age, but most do not work. In this video, Barbara Murray, ILO Senior Disability Specialist, talks about the barriers to employment and training faced by people with disabilities, the ILO's approach to promoting skills development and inclusive work places and the way forward.

  2. Promoting inclusive societies and workplaces: Voices of ILO constituents

    27 November 2013

    The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed each year on 3 December to encourage better understanding of issues facing people with disabilities, and mobilize support for their quest for rights and full inclusion in society. This video features the voices of ILO constituents on what is needed to break down the barriers to promote societies and workplaces that are inclusive of disabled persons.

  3. ILO’s Craig Churchill on the status of microinsurance today

    12 November 2013

    ILO TV interviews Craig Churchill, head of the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility and chair of the Microinsurance Network, on the rapid growth of microinsurance worldwide and its impact on economic development and poverty reduction. Mr. Churchill describes how the ILO Facility will work over the coming years to stimulate market development and expand access to microinsurance. The interview took place as the 9th International Conference on Microinsurance met in Jakarta to examine the status of microinsurance and discuss critical issues such as distribution, business models and investments.

October 2013

  1. Renata Lemos: Research Linking Better Management Practices and Productivity

    24 October 2013

    Renata Lemos , researcher at the London School of Economics on Management, Productivity and Development, shares the results of recent research, which demonstrates the positive link between the adoption of better management practices in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and improved productivity.

  2. Anna Biondi: The value of worker participation in SME management

    24 October 2013

    Anna Biondi, Deputy Director of the ILO Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) underlines the need to create a cooperative environment in small and medium-sized enterprises, so that workers and managers can jointly bring about improved working conditions and develop policies addressing the needs of women in the work place.

  3. Michael Elkin: How small and medium-sized enterprises can boost competitiveness

    24 October 2013

    Michael Elkin, the global manager for the ILO Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme underlines the link between working conditions and productivity in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), highlighting the dramatic improvements in competitiveness and working conditions experienced in one SME in Indonesia as a result of SCORE training.

  4. Hilary Steedman: Apprenticeships and productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises

    24 October 2013

    Hilary Steedman, a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics talks about how apprenticeships can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) improve their productivity, and their importance for young employees, both women and men.

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