Working papers

2015

  1. Structural change, employment and education in Ghana

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 193

  2. Women business training programme in Kenya: Impact of incentives

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 191

  3. Access to Finance and Enterprise growth: Evidence from an experiment in Uganda

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 190

  4. Differences in the effects of vocational training on men and women: Constraints on women and drop-out behaviour

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 189

  5. Enhancing women’s entrepreneurship in Kenya: Initial qualitative assessment of the ILO’s GET Ahead business training programme

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 188

  6. Women’s economic empowerment in action: Evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 187

  7. Realising the Right to Social Security and the Right to Food. The contribution of national social protection floors towards food security and the realisation of the right to adequate food for all

    30 November 2015

    This paper identifies conceptual synergies and dissonances between food security and income security.

  8. National experiences in building social protection floors. India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

    30 November 2015

    This study reviews the legislation and implementation of the Indian Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the light of the provisions of Recommendation No. 202.

  9. The decade of adjustment. A review of austerity trends 2010-2020 in 187 countries

    30 November 2015

    This paper: (i) examines the latest IMF government spending projections for 187 countries between 2005 and 2020; (ii) reviews 616 IMF country reports in 183 countries to identify the main adjustment measures considered by governments in both high-income and developing countries; (iii) applies the United Nations Global Policy Model to simulate the impact of expenditure consolidation on growth and employment; (iv) discusses the threats of austerity to welfare and social progress; and (v) calls for urgent action by governments to adopt alternative and equitable policies for socio-economic recovery.

  10. Domestic work, wages, and gender equality: Lessons from developing countries

    30 November 2015

    GED Working Paper No. 5/2015 The paper seeks to contribute to a better understanding of developments regarding labour market participation and remuneration in the domestic work sector in comparison with other sectors. It looks at the basic characteristics of female domestic workers, gaps in minimum wage coverage, compliance, and the extent of minimum wage violations. Presenting empirical evidence on labour market inequality along gender lines, the paper discusses the role of minimum wages for reducing gender disparity, questions of regulatory design and enforcement issues.