01 January 2009
Global Social Policy Digest is compiled once a quarter by a team at Sheffield University in the UK and provides an overview of the contributions of a range of national and international actors, both governmental and nongovernmental, to global social policy. The Digest summarizes recent developments and provides links to statements and reports on specific themes under the banner of social policy.
24 September 2008
Green Jobs have become an emblem of a more sustainable economy and society, that preserves the environment for present and future generations and is more equitable and inclusive of all people and all countries.
07 April 2008
This book reviews the history of labour relations in Nepal and considers criticisms of the existing industrial relations system. It reports on the re-emergence of the militant Maoist trade union and the recent upsurge in strikes and demonstrations in Nepal. A reduction in workplace tension is required to cement in place the recent peace agreement, facilitate political stability and promote economic growth.
07 April 2008
Though labour market regulations have been blamed for the poor economic performance of many developing countries, the evidence on which this argument rests is weak. Rather than constraining economic development, labour market institutions, including the laws that regulate the labour market, are important for both economic growth as well as the well-being of the workforce. Through a survey of different labour market institutions in developing countries, this volume reaffirms the importance of labour market institutions in this era of globalization.
10 April 2007
This document reports on the result of a global attitude survey that was carried out in 47 countries with more than 45,000 people by the Pew Research Centre Global Attitudes Project. The survey found that the publics of the world broadly embrace key tenets of economic globalization but fear the disruptions and downsides of participating in the global economy. It also reports that globalization is only one of several wide-ranging social and economic forces that are rapidly reshaping the world
01 January 2007
This brief examines the decline in labour shares over the past few decades. Several studies provide evidence that many aspects of globalization, in particular financial openness and financial crises, have contributed to this decline.
01 January 2006
Paper presented to the Technical Meeting of the Group 24 Developing Country Finance Ministers
01 May 2005
For each country the table identifies national priorities and entry points, decent work policy and action areas, as well as status of activities and collaborating units.