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The ILO conducts research a range of issues in the ever changing world of work such as Employment, Labour Issues and Labour Law, Child Labour, Social Protection, Occupational Safety and Health, Gender Issues and Women at Work, Management and Training and Labour Statistics and publishes the results in the form of timely and authoritative publications, reports, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and e-books. ILO research contributes to enhancing public awareness on these issues.

ILO Dar es Salaam Publications

  • Strengthening Human Security in the border communities of Turkana, Kenya
    The project launched in 2012 proposed activities aim to improve human security in a context of UN inter-agency coordination including UNTFHS, UNDP, FAO, WHO, IOM, UNICEF, and ILO-IPEC
  • The ILO/United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) 2013 annual report (pdf file 2.7MB)
    ISBN No:978-92-2-128165-8 (Print), ISBN No:978-92-2-128166-5 (Web)
    The report categorizes interventions in three levels – macro, meso and micro levels. At the macro-level, on interventions aiming at policy making, knowledge sharing and advocacy; at meso level, where most of the ILO interventions during 2012/13 financial year were concentrated, on a number of institutional strengthening and individual capacity building interventions. ILO’s contribution in the UNDAP has also focused on direct action with beneficiaries. At micro-level interventions the report covers voices from the beneficiaries themselves as they describe the result of such direct actions.
  • Rethinking Youth Employment Coordination in East Africa(pdf file 538kb)
    Elaborated by Hopolang Phororo, ISBN No:987-92-2-128290-7 (Print), ISBN No:987-92-2-128291-4 (Web)
    Youth employment continues to be one of the greatest challenges that the world faces. The weakening of the global recovery in 2012 and 2013 has exacerbated the problem resulting in a global youth unemployment rate of 12.6 per cent and 73 million young people estimated to be unemployed in 2013. Even though, the youth unemployment rates have been low in Sub-Saharan Africa, this has been linked to high levels of poverty suggesting that working is a necessity for most young people.

    The paper makes a case for better coordination of youth employment interventions given that youth employment is a cross-cutting issue that requires a multi-stakeholder approach
  • The ILO/United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) 2012 annual report (pdf file 10MB)
    This report is a result of a team effort to ensure that the work we all passionately concentrated on for almost a year is not in vain. The report outlines not only activities that ILO embarked on under the UNDAP Annual Work plan but also explains the result achieved and/or milestones reached.
  • domestic workersDecent Work for Domestic Workers:Opportunities and Challenges for East Africa(pdf file, 1.7MB)
    Elaborated by Annamarie K. Kiaga and Vicky Kanyoka, ISBN 978-92-2-125760-8 (Print)
    ISBN 978-92-2-125761-5 (Web PDF)

    Domestic work has been an ILO concern since 1948 when it adopted a Resolution concerning the conditions of employment for domestic workers and later in 1965 adopting a Resolution calling for normative action in this area. In realizing the lack of a clear guidance on how to address the specificity of domestic work, in June 2010, the ILO convened governments, workers’ and employers organizations from more than 180 member states for its annual International Labour Conference (ILC) with the aim of discussing, among other things, new international labour standards for domestic workers.
  • working conditionNational Profile of Working Condition in the United Republic of Tanzania.(pdf file, 949 Kb)
    Elaborated by Rogers Kasirye, ISBN 978-92-2-122886-8 (Print)
    ISBN 978-92-2-122887-5 (Web PDF)

    This national profile report presents a concise overview of working conditions in selected sectors of the United Republic of Tanzania, mainland. It is mainly drawn from ILO's eighteen month long project (2008-2009) on "Improving Job Quality in Africa through concerted efforts by Governements, Employers and Workers". This project was supported by Danish International Develepment Assistance and carried out in Mozambique and the United Republic of Tanzania.
  • soil erosionGuidelines for prevention and control of soil erosion in road works.(pdf file, 6.4MB)
    Elaborated by Arne Eriksson and Asfaw Kidanu.

    The guidelines provide brief introductions on the planning, costing and construction of soil and water conservation structures commonly used in rural road infrastructure delivery. The guidelines present illustrations real life examples and work methodologies that assist engineers and contractors to develop effective construction and supervision techniques, on the prevention and control of soil erosion in road works. The guidelines provide basic information on techniques for the identification and assessment of challenges and planning of mitigation measures related to erosion control works.
  • Action Research on the Integrated Area Based Approach and Child Labour Monitoring Systems in Rakai District .(pdf file, 580 Kb)
    Elaborated by Arthur Muhangi and Elizabeth Ngutuku.

    ILO/IPEC Uganda commissioned an Action Research in Rakai district on the Integrated Area Based Approach (IABA) and Child Labour Monitoring Systems (CLMS). The aim of the research was to enhance stakeholders understanding of the IABA, document the intervention model and identify emerging good practice that the model reflected thus far. The research focused specific attention on the interventions of 3 organizations, which are implementing Support for National Action Plan for Child Labour (SNAP) projects in Rakai district. These are Rakai Counsellors Association (RACA), African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Uganda Chapter, Rakai Branch and Orphans Community Based Organisation (OCBO).
  • ILO Activities in Kenya Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda from January 2006 to December 2007 - (pdf file, 9Mb)
    ISBN 978-92-2-120825-9 (print)
    978-92-2-120848-8 (web pdf)
  • Good Practices on Social Protection and Coping Strategies used by Low Income Women Workers in the Informal Economy in Zanzibar to Mitigate Against Social and Economic Risks - (pdf file, 1,167kb)
  • Guidelines for Gender-Sensitive Employment Creation for Distric Councils - (pdf file, 1,110kb)
  • Rapid assessment report in trafficking of children into worst forms of child labour, including child soldiers in UgandaRapid assessment report in trafficking of children into worst forms of child labour, including child soldiers in Uganda
    A study conducted in the districts of Busia, Pader, Kalangala Masaka and Kampala as part of IPEC TBP Preparatory activities
    Elaborated by Rogers Kasirye, ISBN 978-92-2-120025-3 (Print)
    ISBN 978-92-2-120026-0 (Web PDF)

    The rapid assessment was undertaken to collect data on child trafficking in Uganda with ultimate goal of designing interventions and policies for addressing child trafficking. The rapid assessment was a cross-sectional study undertaken in 5 districts of Kalangala, Masaka, Kampala, Busia and Pader. The study unravelled a number of factors fuelling child trafficking and recruitment of children into soldiering, methods of recruitment and hazards the children meet.
  • Gender mainstreaming - (pdf file, 2Mb)
    ISBN 978-92-2-915714-7
    978-92-2-915715-5 (Web PDF)
  • Training Manual on Child Labour and HIV/AIDSTraining Manual on Child Labour and HIV/AIDS
    A publication under the ILO-IPEC project
    Combating and preventing HIV/AIDS-induced child labour in Sub Saharan Africa
    A pilot action in Uganda and Zambia.
    ISBN 92-2-119008-0 & 978-92-2-119008-0 (Print)
    ISBN 92-2-119009-9 & 978-92-2-119009-7 (Web pdf)
  • Educational perspectives on the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on child labour in Uganda - Paper no. 10 - (pdf file, 6Mb)
    ILO/IPEC, Working Paper No. 10 (2004/05)
  • Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Child Labour and HIV/AIDS in Uganda - A survey reportKnowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Child Labour and HIV/AIDS in Uganda - A survey report
    A study conducted in the districts of Busia, Pader, Kalangala Masaka and Kampala as part of IPEC TBP Preparatory activities
    Firminus Mugumya, Department of Social Work & Social Administration
    Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala.

    This survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on HIV/AIDS and Child Labour in Uganda was commissioned by ILO/IPEC Uganda. The overall aim of the survey was to enable ILO/IPEC Uganda and partners to develop appropriate interventions within Kampala, Mukono, Mbale and Rakai with the view of contributing to the elimination of child labour in society and in particular HIV/AIDS induced child labour. The intent was to generate data and suggestions on appropriate approaches based on the study findings to deal with the causes and socio-economic effects of HIV/AIDS and child labour as well as provide baseline information that would enable follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of the project.
  • A Special Module on HIV, AIDS and Child Labour: Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media - (pdf file, 4Mb)
  • Confronting Economic Insecurity in Africa 2004
  • Utandawazi Wenye Haki (Kujenga Fursa Kwa Wote) 2005
  • Usalama na Afya katika migodi midogo iliyo sehemu ya juu ya ardhi
  • Safety & Health in Small-scale surface mines 2004 (ISBN 91-2-112475-4)
  • Start and Improve your waste collection service 2005
  • Employment Creation in Municipal Service Delivery - Improving living conditions and providing jobs for the poor - Report on the Intergrated Solid waste Management with an entrepreneurship perspective 2005
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - A training manual on labour inspection 2004
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - Subregional tripartite Training of trainers workshop 2004
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - a training manual on conciliation and mediation
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - A training manual on ILO Fundamental Standards and Principles of Freedom of Association
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - ILO/SLAREA Sub-Regional Workshop on ILO Conventions No. 87 and 98 (Report of the Meeting) 2004
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - A Training Manual on Labour Laws and Reform 2004
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - A Training Manual for Trade Union Organisers - 2004
  • Gender Mainstreaming Tools for Government, Employers' and Workers Organisations in Tanzania 2004
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - ILO/SLAREA Launching Ceremony and Tripartite Summit of Strengthening Labour Relations in East Africa(Report of the Meeting) 2004
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - A Training Manual on Collective Bargaining 2004
  • Strengthening labour Relations in East Africa - A Modernized Curriculum for the Labour Studies Programme for the National Social Welfare Training Institute (NSWTI) in Tanzania 2004
  • A Guide for Training women Economic Groups - Project for Promoting the Linkages between women's Employment and the Reduction of Child Labour 2003
  • Azimio la Utatu kuhusu Kanuni za Makampuni ya Biashara ya Kimataifa na sera ya kijamii (Tripartite declaration of Principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy) 2003
  • Informal Sector Roadmap Study for Tanzania 2004
  • Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management System (Kiswahili version) 2005
  • Mwongozo wa Shirika la Kazi Duniani na Shirika la Afya Duniani kuhusu huduma za Afya na VVU/UKIMWI 2005 (Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS 2005)
  • Emerging Good practices on Action to Combat Child Domestic labour in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia 2006
  • Kitabu cha Mafunzo cha vyama vya Ushirika wa kuweka na kukopa vinavyozingatia mahitaji ya jinsia katika Uchumi usio rasmi na vijijini, Tanzania (SACCOS Training Guide) 2006
  • Key Gender, Poverty and Employment Dimensions of Agricultural and Rural Development in Uganda: A case study of Bushenyi and Mpigi Districts 2005 Background, Major Achievements and list of Reports
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