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October 2019

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Better labour inspection cuts abuses in the Thai fishing sector

    21 October 2019

    The ILO is training labour inspectors in Thailand as part of a project to prevent and reduce unacceptable forms of work in the country’s fishing and seafood industries.

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Uncertain global economic and jobs outlook calls for renewed labour policies, institutions

    19 October 2019

    Growing concerns about global economic and employment prospects must be met with robust policies to promote employment, social dialogue and labour standards and institutions, the Director-General, Guy Ryder has told the World Bank

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Growing concerns about global employment and economic growth require stronger response

    19 October 2019

    Pro-active, effective measures, with a particular focus on small economic units, are needed to ensure that the response to a slowing global economy can prevent global unemployment rising and growth weakening.

  4. © TREEAID 2019

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    A more effective labour market approach to fighting poverty

    17 October 2019

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    Young people are far more likely to be in working poverty

    16 October 2019

    While absolute poverty and working poverty rates have fallen, there are still major disparities across age groups, genders and countries.

  6. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 15

    Combating Extreme Poverty by Providing Active Support as Part of a Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes

    16 October 2019

    Integrating active labour market policies (ALMPs) into poverty alleviation programmes can foster employment opportunities while protecting individuals’ incomes from the consequences of a severe recession. Recent research on Uruguay’s response to the economic crisis of 2002 demonstrates that allowing the beneficiaries of cash transfer schemes to voluntary participate in public works increases their chances of finding jobs afterwards, and at the same time counteracts any indirect negative effect that income support may have on labour market outcomes.

  7. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 14

    Expanding Access To Unemployment Benefits And Active Support To Cover Informal Workers

    16 October 2019

    Combining income support with active labour market policies (ALMPs) is a viable strategy for helping unemployed people while they look for work. However, access to such programmes in developing and emerging countries (where they exist) tends to be restricted to formal sector workers. New evidence from the Mauritian unemployment benefit scheme demonstrates the value of expanding access to cover informal workers as well.

  8. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 13

    Meeting The Challenges of a Changing World Of Work by Combining Income Support and Active Labour Market Policies

    16 October 2019

    Integrated approaches that combine income support and active labour market policies (ALMPs) can foster opportunities for accessing decent work while protecting people throughout their working-life transitions. Such approaches can take various forms and they are starting to be used more frequently in emerging and developing economies. In addition to sustainably reducing poverty and promoting development, they lead to greater social cohesion.

  9. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 12

    Promoting Pathways to Decent Work

    16 October 2019

    New evidence is available on the merits of combining income support with active labour market policies (ALMPs) to protect people during joblessness and promote pathways to decent work. Such a combination, or integrated approach, prevents people from being forced by necessity to accept any new job that comes their way, regardless of its quality, while at the same time equipping them with the necessary skills to aspire to better jobs and helping them to find new employment opportunities.

  10. Publication

    Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work

    16 October 2019

    A Compilation of Think Pieces