March 2015

  1. Publication

    The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    27 March 2015

    The strategy is development-focused in its support to the host communities and the refugees, and has the key aim of preserving social and economic stability.

  2. Publication

    Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation and Decent Work: An ILO perspective

    23 March 2015

    In March 2014 a High Level Meeting on Decent Work in Fragile States was held in conjunction with the ILO Governing Body, where Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Helder da Costa, Secretary General of the g7+, which mentions the importance of "fragile-to-fragile" cooperation to build a partnership in key areas of the ILO’s mandate such as job creation, skills development, social protection and promotion of South-South and triangular cooperation. It will guide country-led planning, which will ultimately be defined by the unique context and challenges prevailing in each country."

October 2014

  1. South-South and triangular cooperation

    BRICS and the ILO: An overview

    16 October 2014

    During the past few years, development cooperation between both governments and private industry from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China, South Africa) and the ILO has been very active. In 2009, Brazil signed an overarching framework agreement on Technical Cooperation with Latin American and African countries for the implementation of the ILO-Brazil Partnership Programme for the Promotion of South-South Cooperation.

September 2014

  1. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    How-To Guide: SSTC and Decent Work

    21 September 2014

    In line with the strategy of the ILO for South-South and triangular cooperation and its outcomes, this How-to Guide aims at helping practitioners better understand South-South and triangular cooperation. It is mainly targeted at the United Nations system and the ILO’s tripartite constituency, with a focus on the staff who will be applying this tool in their operational programmes.

July 2014

  1. Publication

    The Taqeem Fund: Results-based monitoring and evaluation for youth employment in the MENA region: Public-Private Partnership

    26 July 2014

    To support youth employment initiatives and improving the effectiveness of their programs, the ILO initiated work on results-based monitoring and evaluation. This new public-private partnership (PPP) supports a select group of small and medium-sized youth employment organizations from the Middle East and North Africa region to develop strategies and provide evidence of their impact, through cost-effective and mass-market technology-based tools. The results are promoted to a broader community of policymakers, practitioners and funders. The Taqeem (wich means “evaluation” in Arabic) Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of fifteen youth employment organizations pioneering new approaches to build capacity in the MENA region to measure and monitor the impact of national programmes.

June 2014

  1. Publication

    The Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor

    17 June 2014

    The Facility inspires and encourages new approaches to reach unmet needs and thus stimulates product and process innovations within potential and existing risk carriers, but also the types of services offered and the delivery channels chosen. Such innovations can fall within the entire range of operations; they can be related to, for example, the client interface, the processing of applications, the claims and the renewals.

  2. Publication

    Factsheet: ILO in fragile situations

    06 June 2014

    Working in partnership with countries in fragile situations is a priority for the ILO. The significance of Decent Work for peacebuilding and recovery has been highlighted through recent initiatives such as the conclusion of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. Over the past decade the ILO has been active in more than 38 fragile and conflict-affected states including all of the 18 member countries of the g7+ group. This factsheet offers key background information on the ILO's work in such situations, focusing on major recent programmes that have helped transform countries recovering from extreme hardship into resilient and functioning States.

  3. Public-Private partnerships

    The ILO and Public-Private partnerships: Backgrounder

    03 June 2014

    Facts, figures, examples and further information on the ILO's public-private partnership programme

May 2014

  1. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    Global South-South Development Expos: Decent Work Solutions (2010-2013)

    23 May 2014

    This publication reviews the GSSDs held since 2010 and the decent work solution forums organized during them by the ILO.

  2. Publication

    The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-2013

    21 May 2014

    This review of ILO development results over the past two years reflects the changing nature of its operations and the growing recognition of the value of decent work. It showcases a sample of measurable results, success stories and good practices, reflected in the fact that in 2012-2013 the ILO achieved a delivery rate of 80 per cent, the highest ever.

March 2014

  1. Publication

    ILO Public-Private Partnerships: Full list

    27 March 2014

  2. Publication

    A partnership to combat child labour in the chocolate and cocoa industry

    21 March 2014

    This partnership in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire between the ILO and a number of companies in the chocolate and confectionery industry seeks to eliminate child labour and to ensure workforce continuity in cocoa growing farms by younger generations. The partnership contributes to the implementation of the 2010 Framework of Action to Support Implementation of the Harkin-Engel Protocol on child labour in cocoa, and addresses the multiple causes of child labour, such as household poverty, the reliance of families on their children’s income, and the lack of access to education.

  3. Publication

    Reducing the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Tobacco-Growing Communities in Brazil, Malawi and Zambia

    21 March 2014

    Brazil, Malawi and Zambia are among the largest producers of tobacco worldwide. A combination of factors, however, such as the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, cultural acceptance of child labour, and the accepted distribution and use of land, have exacerbated the incidence of child labour in these countries.

  4. Publication

    Enhancing Zambian SME’s competitiveness and access to finance

    21 March 2014

    Between 2010 and 2012 The African Development Bank (AfDB) supported a national programme that provided loans to selected SMEs through a number of commercial banks in the country. Crucial to this overall programme was the provision of technical assistance to commercial banks and business development service providers to help them better meet the needs of SMEs, particularly women-owned and managed SMEs.

  5. Publication

    Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED) in South Africa: The Abafazi Incubator Project

    21 March 2014

    The WED programme focuses on establishing an enabling environment for women’s entrepreneurship initiatives through increasing their access to service providers while improving income-generation, productivity and competitiveness. This is achieved through building the capacity of governments, employers’ organizations, trade unions, and civil society organizations to support women entrepreneurs at growth stages.

  6. Publication

    The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour join forces to combat child labour

    20 March 2014

    The partnership connects the 40 million-strong Scout Movement with the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), in particular with its Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media programme (SCREAM). SCREAM is an education and social mobilization initiative that empowers children and youth by equipping them with knowledge and skills to participate actively in the campaign against child labour and for social change.

  7. Publication

    Job evaluation and design of an occupational certification process in the construction industry

    20 March 2014

    In coordination with employers’ and workers’ representatives, and funded by the Fondo Social de la Construcción, the ILO Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (ILO-CINTERFOR) commenced an initiative entitled “Job evaluation and design of an occupational certification process in the construction industry”.

  8. Publication

    Strategic HIV/AIDS Response in Enterprises

    20 March 2014

    The ILO’s Strategic HIV/AIDS Response in Enterprises (SHARE) taps into the resources of the public and private sectors for the benefit of workers, their families, and enterprises – not to mention national economies. SHARE’s principal objectives are to help overcome HIV employment-related discrimination and to prevent HIV by reducing risky behaviour among workers in selected economic sectors, especially those that might be more vulnerable to HIV due to working and related living conditions.

  9. Publication

    A Public-Private Partnership to economically empower HIV-vulnerable populations along transport corridors in Zimbabwe

    20 March 2014

    Zimbabwe is among the countries in sub-Saharan Africa worst affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic. A partnership has been established between the ILO, the Small Enterprise Development Corporation of Zimbabwe (SEDCO), multiple private sector partners such as the Post Office Savings Bank, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Zimbabwe, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), to address the challenge.

  10. Publication

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprise

    20 March 2014

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is a practical training and in-factory counseling programme that improves productivity and working conditions in SMEs. The product demonstrates best international practice in the manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs to participate in global supply chains.