08 July 2013
This working paper presents a series of solutions to the challenging social issues. It builds on the conclusions of “Investing in Child Development and Learning: Ensuring Equity in Decent Work and Sustainable Development,” a forum convened by UNICEF and ILO on 28 February 2012. This paper was used to stimulate dialogue and guide discussion during an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Ministerial Roundtable in New York on 3 July 2012. The Roundtable examined the policy challenges posed to policy-makers, the social partners (employers’ and workers’ organizations) and other societal actors in proposing policies in support of working families.
14 February 2011
How to achieve better coherence between the economic and social policies pursued by the agencies of the UN system? This paper looks at the concrete experience of two employment and social protection initiatives in two countries in South Asia, Nepal and Maldives, to illustrate some of the main factors that enabled some UN cooperation as well as the constraints deriving from policy differences and organizational boundaries. It makes suggestions for steps to enhance system-wide coherence, arguing the need to shift the focus of inter-agency debates from the efficiency of programming and operations to the policy levers to achieve development outcomes. The paper was prepared for the Policy Coherence for Growth, Employment and Decent Work project under the ILO-Norway Cooperation Agreement.
14 February 2011
This paper focuses on women’s participation in the NREGP and analyses the potential impact of the programme in the medium term on women’s access to wage work and wages of women workers in rural India.