Papers and Briefs

  1. Jobs, FDI and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from firm-level data

    07 November 2017

    This paper uses data on foreign-owned and domestic firms in Sub-Saharan Africa and studies the differences in the quantity and quality of jobs that they offer, taking into account different characteristics of foreign-owned firms and analysing the role of country-level institutional factors.

  2. Uneven practices in voluntary labour commitments: An exploration of major listed companies through the VigeoEiris database

    06 November 2017

    Over recent decades, the emergence of new forms of private governance has been one of the most important features in global labour governance. At the moment, our understanding of private governance is however still fragmented and little is known about the degree to which major companies worldwide support these mechanisms. The aim of this paper is to provide a preliminary overview of voluntary labour commitments undertaken by major listed companies worldwide.

  3. Economic impacts of reducing the gender gap

    29 September 2017

    Closing the gender gap in participation by 25 per cent by 2025 could increase global GDP by US$5.3 trillion

  4. Active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from a meta analysis

    26 September 2017

    This paper presents a systematic collection and assessment of impact evaluations of active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

  5. The European Youth Guarantee: A systematic review of its implementation across countries

    31 August 2017

    This article examines empirical evidence on the effectiveness of past youth guarantee experiences, as well as the few existing evaluations of the European Youth Guarantee, to identify the factors that are key to their success.

  6. Implementation of international labour standards for domestic workers

    30 August 2017

    Since the adoption of Convention No. 189, over 70 ILO member States have acted to ensure decent working conditions for domestic workers.

  7. Psychology and the International Labor Organization: The Role of Psychology in the Decent Work Agenda

    28 June 2017

    The ILO has a century-long tradition of working on the psychology of work and is now faced with new and growing challenges as the world work is undergoing far-reaching changes. This short note discusses how ILO can benefit from recent psychosocial studies.

  8. The composition effects of tax-based consolidations on income inequality

    20 June 2017

    This paper investigates empirically the (composition) effects of tax-based consolidations on income inequality, output and labour market conditions.

  9. Exporters, importers and employment: Firm-level evidence from Africa

    01 June 2017

    This paper studies the relation between firms’ export and import status, and the quantity and types of employment they offer, using firm-level data from 47 African countries in 2006-14.

  10. How to balance fiscal responsibility with employment objectives?

    16 May 2017

    As a number of emerging countries grapple with revenue constraints and weak growth, it is important to learn lessons from recent experience in this area, and to bear in mind that fiscal and employment goals can be achieved together.