1. Newsletter #2 - June 2017

    19 July 2017

  2. Towards an employment-friendly macroeconomic policy framework: The case of Armenia

    12 July 2017

    The background and context of the study leads one to suggest the following structure for this paper. Section 1 briefly highlights the labour market and employment challenges facing Armenia within the milieu of recent growth performance and structural change. Poverty trends will be highlighted and their links to labour market status will be noted. A critical review will be offered of the ‘old’ growth model that prevailed in the pre-crisis period and why that is no longer deemed to be effective. Section 2 will revisit the 2025 vision of the government and note the key employment related targets and policy actions proposed by the government. This will in turn entail a brief assessment of the extent to which progress has been made in relation to the proposed targets. Section three will suggest that the Armenian government cannot expect a great deal out of the current EFF. In particular, the government might wish to review a macroeconomic framework that is beholden to fiscal rules with their primacy on attaining fiscal consolidation rather than growth, employment and poverty reduction.

  3. Newsletter #1 - March 2017

    07 May 2017

  4. Promoting Labour Market Mobility in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation

    19 April 2017

    This report focuses on labour market mobility in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation, in particular mobility that entails a transition from one region to another within the countries. We will examine how labour market programmes (LMPs) should be designed to promote mobility. In order to identify relevant possibilities, Kazakhstan and Russia have been compared to three Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The central idea that the report seeks to communicate is that the two countries can develop their existing labour market policies to create an infrastructure of programmes and measures that facilitate and reinforce labour market mobility.

  5. Newsletter #4 - December 2016

    29 December 2016

  6. W4Y Russian Federation country summary

    12 December 2016

  7. Working Children in Kyrgyzstan: Results of the 2014-2015 Child Labour Survey

    25 October 2016

    A joint publication of ILO and the National Statistics Committee of Kyrgyzstan. Available in English, Russian and Kyrgyz languages

  8. Thematic Policy Brief – Enterprise Formalization Women

    20 October 2016

    Engaging Informal Women Entrepreneurs in East Africa: Approaches to Greater Formality

  9. Thematic Policy Brief – Enterprise Formalization MNEs

    20 October 2016

    Formalization of SMEs in supply chains in Latin America: what role for mulitnational enterprises?

  10. Is there a case for front-loaded fiscal consolidation in Azerbaijan?

    12 October 2016

    This paper critically reviews the case for fiscal consolidation in Azerbaijan by adopting a growth and employment perspective. It commences with a global and comparative context in order to point out that, since 2010, fiscal consolidation has become a major feature of the global policy agenda. This development has been shaped by the experience of the Eurozone countries. Hence, there is much that Azerbaijan can learn by revisiting the European experience. The paper then discusses the case of Azerbaijan. It notes that fiscal consolidation is a perennial feature of public policy discourse in Azerbaijan. Such a discourse is often driven by international financial institutions. The paper assembles both analytical arguments and relevant empirical evidence to suggest that front-loaded fiscal consolidation on a significant scale will impose costs in terms of reduced growth momentum and employment prospects. These negative consequences are unlikely to be compensated by long-run gains in terms of enhanced macroeconomic stability and private sector-led economic diversification. The paper concludes by offering policy recommendations.