Resources on future of work

  1. Publication

    Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

    20 September 2011

    Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development. For many years, however, concerns have also been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This has led to questions about the social sustainability of globalization. This volume consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages.

  2. Publication

    A Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems (with special reference to OSH)

    08 August 2011

    This “Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems” is part of a research programme in the area of labour administration and labour inspection carried out by the ILO Labour Inspection and Administration Programme (LAB/ADMIN) with a view to better understanding the functioning of the various systems in the world.

  3. Publication

    Analysing the employment impact of public investment and sectoral policies - The DySAM methodology

    01 August 2011

    This paper presents the DySAM, a diagnostic tool which helps understand the employment impact of infrastructure investment, but also other public policies. The paper explains its functioning, purpose and applicability also showing findings of country studies.

  4. Book

    The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice

    30 May 2011

    This book looks at the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages.

  5. Meeting document

    Report I(B) - Equality at work: The continuing challenge - Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    27 April 2011

  6. Publication

    The Committee on the Application of Standards of the International Labour Conference: A dynamic and impact built on decades of dialogue and persuasion

    21 April 2011

    Puts together the practical consequences of the annual discussions of the International Labour Conference and emphasizes on what tangible transformations have occurred in the various legal and political systems.

  7. Publication

    Radiation protection of workers

    11 April 2011

    SafeWork Information Note Series, Information Note No. 1

  8. Studies on Growth with Equity - Germany

    Germany: A Job-centred approach

    28 March 2011

    Despite a dramatic decline in output as a result of the global financial and economic crisis, Germany’s labour market held up well compared with other countries. This was the conclusion reached by the first comprehensive assessment of Germany’s policy to tackle the crisis, issued by the ILO.

  9. Meeting document

    Report VI - Social security for social justice and a fair globalization

    08 March 2011

    This report seeks to inform the debate during the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference by providing: (a) an overview of the present state of social security around the world; (b) an identification of the main social security challenges; (c) an overview of national and ILO responses to the challenges; and (d) suggestions for the direction of future ILO action.

  10. Publication

    World Social Security Report 2010/11. Providing coverage in times of crisis and beyond

    16 November 2010

    This is the first in a new series of biennial reports that aim to map social security coverage globally, to presenting various methods and approaches for assessing coverage, and to identifying gaps in coverage. Backed by much comparative statistical data, this first report takes a comprehensive look at how countries are investing in social security, how they are financing it, and how effective their approaches are. The report examines the ways selected international organizations (the EU, OECD and ADB) monitor social protection and the correlation of social security coverage and the ILO Decent Work Indicators. The report's final section features a typology of national approaches to social security, with a focus on countries' responses to the economic crisis of 2008 -- and the lessons to be learned, especially concerning the short- and long-term management of pension schemes.