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2011

  1. Informal employment in Namibia 2008

    11 March 2011

    This paper reports on analysis of data from Namibia’s 2008 Labour Force Survey (LFS) so as to describe and compare informal and formal employment in the country. The paper is based on an understanding of informal employment which goes beyond the traditional concept of “informal sector”.

  2. Formalizing the informal insurance inherent in migration - Microinsurance Paper #7

    07 March 2011

    In our increasingly global economy, labor continues to be a major export commodity for many developing countries. Migration can help families mitigate their risks by increasing overall income levels and diversifying income sources. Yet, many migrants tend to find themselves in positions of vulnerability in their host countries without any access to social safety nets.

  3. Promoting Decent Work in a Green Economy - ILO Background Note

    23 February 2011

    ILO Background Note to Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. UNEP, 2011

  4. The dynamics of employment, the labour market and the economy in Nepal

    14 February 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 76

  5. Working Paper No. 100 - The challenges of Delivering as One: Overcoming fragmentation and moving towards policy coherence

    14 February 2011

    How to achieve better coherence between the economic and social policies pursued by the agencies of the UN system? This paper looks at the concrete experience of two employment and social protection initiatives in two countries in South Asia, Nepal and Maldives, to illustrate some of the main factors that enabled some UN cooperation as well as the constraints deriving from policy differences and organizational boundaries. It makes suggestions for steps to enhance system-wide coherence, arguing the need to shift the focus of inter-agency debates from the efficiency of programming and operations to the policy levers to achieve development outcomes. The paper was prepared for the Policy Coherence for Growth, Employment and Decent Work project under the ILO-Norway Cooperation Agreement.

  6. Issues in labour market inequality and women’s participation in India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme

    14 February 2011

    This paper focuses on women’s participation in the NREGP and analyses the potential impact of the programme in the medium term on women’s access to wage work and wages of women workers in rural India.

  7. On the income dimension of employment in developing countries

    04 February 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 72

  8. Disability in the Workplace: Company Practices

    24 January 2011

    This report presents 25 contemporary case studies of company policies and practices related to disability, including hiring and retention, the development of products and services, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It has recently been described by a major multinational corporation as a "goldmine of ideas" for developing its disability diversity strategy.

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