Publications on Least developed countries

  1. Present and future of work in the Least Developed Countries

    29 April 2022

    This ILO report provides an overview of the state of progress and the structural challenges faced by least developed countries (LDCs) along the dimensions of structural transformation, productive employment and just transition. It describes current trends in production, productivity, employment and decent work, as well as the role of social protection and institutions of work. It highlights the structural and labour market vulnerabilities most relevant for the LDCs and how they have affected the COVID-19 impacts and recovery prospects for the LDC economies and their populations.

  2. Introduction Changing perspectives on poverty and inequality: The contributions of the International Labour Review

    13 November 2021

    This introduction presents a selection of articles from the International Labour Review that illustrate how research on poverty and inequality has evolved over the past century. Receiving only occasional attention in the early decades of the journal’s history, these topics acquired more prominence in articles published from the 1970s onwards, especially in relation to research carried out under the ILO’s World Employment Programme. In the 1990s, articles looked into concepts of poverty and social exclusion and the impact of economic reform. More recent publications have treated economic and social inequality within wider analyses of growth and development. Scope remains for closer integration of different approaches to poverty and inequality.

  3. Inclusive Business

    02 October 2018

    Issue Note prepared for the G20 Development Working Group.

  4. Creating jobs through public investment

    07 March 2018

    A programme document of the Employment Intensive Investment Programme

  5. Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

    01 March 2016

    The ILO approach to Women’s Entrepreneurship Development - Sustainable Enterprises

  6. Inclusive growth and productive employment in Zambia

    10 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 179

  7. Impact Assessment Study of Improved Rural Road Maintenance System under PMGSY

    15 October 2015

    Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY), was launched in December, 2000 as a special intervention of the Government of India with the broad objective of ensuring sustainable poverty reduction.