Working papers

  1. Supporting workers with family responsibilities: connecting child development and the decent work agenda

    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.

  2. Working Paper No. 106 - Rural Development Strategies as a Path to Decent Work and Reducing Urban Informal Employment: The Case of South Africa

    28 November 2012

  3. Working Paper No. 105 - Decent Work Policy options for the Romanian Economy

    25 July 2012

  4. Working Paper No. 104 - Inequality in Crisis and Recovery: Revealing the Divides The case of the Republic of Korea

    28 July 2011

  5. Working Paper No. 103 - Rural wage employment in Rwanda and Ethiopia: A review of the current policy neglect and a framework to begin addressing it

    26 May 2011

  6. Working Paper No. 101 - Inequality in Crisis and Recovery: Revealing the Divides The case of Brazil

    15 December 2011

  7. Working Paper No. 100 - The challenges of Delivering as One: Overcoming fragmentation and moving towards policy coherence

    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.

  8. Working Paper No. 99 - Measuring progress towards the application of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights: A tabular presentation of the findings of the ILO supervisory system

    25 January 2011

  9. Issues in labour market inequality and women’s participation in India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme

    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.

  10. Working Paper No. 97 - Rural inequality, wage employment and labour market formation in Africa: Historical and micro-level evidence

    13 August 2010

  11. Working Paper No. 96 - Are Middle-Paid Jobs in OECD Countries Disappearing? An Overview

    22 April 2010

  12. Working Paper No. 95 - Reducing or aggravating inequality? Preliminary findings from the 2008 financial crisis

    22 April 2010

  13. Working Paper No. 94 - Reporting regularly on decent work in the world: Options for the ILO

    01 January 2010

  14. Working Paper No. 93 - A common economic crisis but contradictory responses: The European experience 2008/09

    01 May 2009

  15. Working Paper No. 92 - Gender (in)equality, globalization and governance

    01 March 2009

  16. Working Paper No. 91 - Decent work and informal employment: A survey of workers in Glen View, Harare

    01 July 2008

  17. Working Paper No. 90 - Employment, unemployment and informality in Zimbabwe: Concepts and data for coherent policy-making

    01 July 2008

  18. Working Paper No. 89 - Rural Migrant Workers in China: Scenario, challenges and public policy

    01 June 2008

  19. Working Paper No. 87 - Global Rules and markets: Constraints over Policy Autonomy in Developing Countries

    01 June 2008

  20. Working Paper No. 86 - The unpaid care work - paid work connection

    01 May 2009