Working papers


  1. Supporting workers with family responsibilities: connecting child development and the decent work agenda

    08 July 2013

    This working paper presents a series of solutions to the challenging social issues. It builds on the conclusions of “Investing in Child Development and Learning: Ensuring Equity in Decent Work and Sustainable Development,” a forum convened by UNICEF and ILO on 28 February 2012. This paper was used to stimulate dialogue and guide discussion during an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Ministerial Roundtable in New York on 3 July 2012. The Roundtable examined the policy challenges posed to policy-makers, the social partners (employers’ and workers’ organizations) and other societal actors in proposing policies in support of working families.

  2. Ministries of labour: comparative overview. History, mandate, challenges world-wide database and organizational charts

    19 June 2013

    The main purpose of this publication is to provide ILO constituents and other readers with an analysis of current developments and trends in ministries of labour all around the world.

  3. Disabled beggars in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    22 May 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 141

  4. The Philippines Employment Projections Model: Employment targeting and scenarios

    15 May 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 140

  5. Towards more inclusive employment policy making: Process and role of stakeholders in Indonesia, Nicaragua, Moldova and Uganda

    13 May 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 137

  6. Local governance and the informal economy: Experiences in promoting decent work in the Philippines

    06 May 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 135

  7. Cities with Jobs: Confronting the Employment Challenge, Research report

    06 May 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 131

  8. Promoting employment intensive growth in Sri Lanka: An assessment of key sectors

    06 May 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 139

  9. Globalization, employment and gender in the open economy of Sri Lanka

    06 May 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 138

  10. Labour inspection sanctions: law and practice of national labour inspection systems

    30 April 2013

    During the general discussion on labour administration and labour inspection at the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference in June 2011, delegates pointed out that labour inspection cannot be fully understood without considering the procedures for imposing sanctions or penalties. These procedures are necessary as a remedy for violations, while also acting as deterrent.