Working papers

2019

  1. Can taxes help ensure a fair globalization?

    10 September 2019

  2. Law and practice on protecting whistle-blowers in the public and financial services sectors

    09 September 2019

    This paper seeks to map out laws and practices and identify measures in place for the protection of whistle-blowers by analysing a representative sample of laws, regulations and international instruments.

  3. The role of multinational company strategies in structuring global supply chains in the automotive industry

    09 September 2019

  4. Promoting decent work in the rural economy Lessons from Zimbabwe (2008–2018)

    02 September 2019

    This paper, a desk review, presents a documentation of ILO interventions in Zimbabwe’s rural economy during the period 2008–18 that also extracts lessons learnt.

  5. Regulatory options for conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues in the on-demand economy

    08 July 2019

  6. Global supply chains and intangible assets in the automotive and aeronautical industries

    28 February 2019

  7. Statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1: Draft Guidelines for their Collection

    08 February 2019

    This draft set of Guidelines for the collection of statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1 on reducing recruitment costs, identifies a number of conceptual issues and definitions with respect to measuring recruitment costs borne by an employee as a proportion of monthly income earned in the country of destination. These guidelines have been produced by the ILO and the WB, as co-custodians of SDG Indicator 10.7.1, with the support of the EU funded ILO-REFRAME project and the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). They have been validated through a consultative process with National Statistical Offices and, as a result of this process the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDG) moved SDG indicator 10.7.1 from Tier 3 to Tier 2, in October 2019.

  8. The future of work in the health sector

    06 February 2019

    This paper explores how changing technology, demographics and other drivers will change work in the health care sector. Such changes will provide opportunities and pose challenges to governments, employers and workers in the field.

  9. The future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    06 February 2019

    This working paper on the future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) has been prepared for ILO constituents and other key actors in the TCLF industries to facilitate their discussions in the centennial year of the ILO and beyond.

  10. Multinational enterprises and social protection: A case study of the L’Oréal Share & Care Program​

    31 January 2019

    Recognizing the possible beneficial effects for workers and enterprises, many MNEs have undertaken or are currently planning to undertake programs to offer social protection to their employees, going beyond legal obligations. This is a voluntary effort by enterprises that falls under the CSR framework. In this regard, this paper analyses improvement in coverage due to the implementation of such a program, L’Oréal’s Share & Care, and explores the possible effects of the change in a large number of benefits on performance-related indicators. It is also the first attempt to examine the impact of a social program by a company participating in the Global Business Network.