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  1. Access to and Effects of Social Protection on Workers living with HIV and their Households

    30 June 2014

    The ILO has just launched this report which is the result of a process that included a global literature review, the development of a research methodology guide through consultation with experts, and research in four countries: Guatemala, Indonesia, Rwanda and Ukraine. It highlights the challenges faced by workers living with HIV and their households in accessing social protection programmes, examines the effects of such programmes on their lives and makes evidence-based recommendations.

  2. World Social Protection Report 2014-15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice

    03 June 2014

    The report presents the latest social security trends and provides information on social protection systems, coverage, benefits and expenditures in more than 190 countries.

  3. Maternity and paternity at work: Law and practice across the world

    13 May 2014

    The study reviews national law and practice on both maternity and paternity at work in 185 countries and territories including leave, benefits, employment protection, health protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work and childcare.


  1. The Informal Economy and Decent Work: A policy resource guide supporting transitions to formality

    01 March 2014

    This practical policy resource brings together knowledge, policy innovations and good practices in addressing the informal economy and facilitating the transition to formality.

Flagship reports

  1. World of Work Report 2014: Developing with jobs
    June 2014

    This annual report presents an in-depth analysis of current employment and social issues globally.

  1. World Social Protection Report 2014-15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice
    June 2014

    This report presents social security trends and information on social protection systems, coverage, benefits and expenditure globally.

  2. Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth
    December 2012

    This biennial report focuses on wage developments, offering a review of global and regional wage trends.

  3. Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery
    January 2014

    Published annually, this report offers global and regional data and projections for key indicators of the labour market.

Key resources

  1. Key indicators of the labour market (KILM)
    Seventh edition (includes CD-ROM)
    October 2011

    This valuable wide-ranging reference tool meets the ever-increasing demand for timely, accurate and accessible information on the rapidly changing world of work.

  2. Regulating for Decent Work
    New directions in labour market regulation
    June 2011

    First in the series Advances in Labour Studies, this book is an international and interdisciplinary response to the neoliberal ideologies that have shaped labour market regulation in recent decades.

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See also


  1. Catalogue

    ILO Publications - Autumn 2013

    September 2013 Catalogue: English titles (update)

  2. Catalogue

    ILO Publications 2013 (Trilingual)
    June 2013

    Catalogue:  English, French and Spanish titles

  3. Catalogue

    ILO Publications - Fall 2012
    September 2012

    Catalogue: English titles (update)

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