Reports and working papers on global supply chains

  1. The role of multinational company strategies in structuring global supply chains in the automotive industry

    09 September 2019

  2. Global supply chains and intangible assets in the automotive and aeronautical industries

    28 February 2019

  3. The future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    06 February 2019

    This working paper on the future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) has been prepared for ILO constituents and other key actors in the TCLF industries to facilitate their discussions in the centennial year of the ILO and beyond.

  4. An analysis of multiparty bargaining models for global supply chains

    20 December 2018

    Reviews one approach for realizing the goal of improving labour standards at the lower rungs of supply chains that has to date received relatively little scholarly attention: substantive, enforceable agreements between lead firms and unions or worker-based organizations.

  5. Accelerating action to eliminate child labour, forced labour and modern slavery, with a particular focus on global supply chains

    02 October 2018

    Follow-up of the IV Conference on the Sustainable Eradication of Child Labour, 14-16 November 2017, Buenos Aires (Argentina) - With contributions from UNICEF and the World Bank.

  6. Inclusive Business

    02 October 2018

    Issue Note prepared for the G20 Development Working Group.

  7. International Framework Agreements in the food retail, garment and chemicals sectors: Lessons learned from three case studies

    31 May 2018

    With a focus on three recent IFAs in three economic sectors, this working paper is a contribution to the growing body of knowledge on international framework agreements. It complements existing and ongoing research on national and cross-border social dialogue and international framework agreements by other international and regional organizations and by the ILO itself.

  8. From Obligation to Opportunity

    07 May 2018

    Scrutinizing the garment and textiles value chains to foster better working conditions in Vietnam and Indonesia

  9. Accelerating action to eliminate child labour, forced labour and modern slavery, with a particular focus on global supply chains

    20 February 2018

    Follow-up of the IV Conference on the Sustainable Eradication of Child Labour, 14-16 November 2017, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

  10. Assessment of select horticultural sectors in Kyrgyzstan, and their market access potential

    06 December 2017