Working papers

2019

  1. Publication

    The Scope of Collective Bargaining in Public Administration

    08 November 2019

  2. Measuring recruitment costs

    Statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1: Guidelines for their Collection

    30 October 2019

    This 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.

  3. Module for countries of origin – Return migrant workers

    Measuring recruitment costs of migrant workers (SDG indicator 10.7.1): ILO-World Bank Model PAPI Questionnaire (Short form (Version 3))

    29 October 2019

  4. Research Department Working Paper n°52

    Economic and social upgrading in the Philippines’ pineapple supply chain

    19 October 2019

    Despite several decades of steady growth, Mindanao’s tropical agro-food industry and the pineapple supply chain more specifically are characterized by a relatively large proportion of workers being linked to small-scale production and low-skilled, labour-intensive and poorly paid work. What is the evidence regarding the alignment between economic improvement of the local industry and the quality and terms of employment realized by its workers?

  5. Research Department Working Paper n°51

    Employment programs and conflict in Somalia

    17 October 2019

    The notion that employment can contribute to peace is the explicit backdrop to a large number of employment programmes in conflict-affected states. However, there is lack of knowledge on the links between employment programmes and peace and on which programme designs maximise impact. This research investigates the role played by employment programs in reducing willingness of people to engage in violence in Somalia.

  6. Research Department Working Paper n°50

    Eligibility and participation in unemployment benefit schemes: Evidence from Mauritius

    17 October 2019

    The article explores the determinants of participation in the unemployment benefit system in Mauritius, focusing on the role played by eligibility criteria and take-up

  7. Research Department Working Paper n°49

    Unemployment insurance schemes around the world: Evidence and policy options

    14 October 2019

    This article conducts a comparative analysis of unemployment insurance schemes in advanced and emerging economies, with the aim of identifying differences in policy approaches across countries and pointing at possible consequences in terms of policy outcomes.

  8. Research Department Working Paper n°48

    Trade wars and their labour market effects

    09 October 2019

    Recent years have seen a remarkable reversal in trade liberalization with the significant raises in tariffs on imports among major G20 economies. This working paper discusses the rationale for these policy shifts, provides an overview of recent measures, especially those implemented by the US administration and presents an overview of the estimated effects on employment as currently presented in the literature. The paper also provides an overview of the specific challenges represented by trade in digital services.

  9. Research Department Working Paper n°47

    Decent work in global supply chains: An internal research review

    08 October 2019

    This article provides an inventory of the research carried out by the ILO on decent work in GSCs between 2014 and 2019 and helps to identify the challenges and remaining gaps in terms of research.

  10. STRENGTHEN Publication Series

    Local Multipliers in a selection of Sub-Saharan countries

    07 October 2019

    STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 12