Publications

2016

  1. Compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET): Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

    08 March 2016

    This publication is a compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET) development in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It provides a critical analysis and assessment of the current state of skills development and TVET as well as reviews past and current policies, strategies, programmes and trends, and implications to the country’s socio-economic development and employment in these countries. Recommendations are made in identifying future skills and occupations needed given current and future employment levels.

  2. The Public Employment Service in the Republic of Korea

    22 February 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 192

  3. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) in Egypt The case of the: Furniture Industry

    31 January 2016

    This report presents an application of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology to the furniture industry of Egypt’s economy. STED is a sector-based approach to identifying and anticipating the strategic skills needs of internationally tradable sectors. While being a relatively small industry contributing only around 2 percent of total Egyptian exports, the furniture industry has been chosen due to its potential for export and employment growth. Growth in exports between 2010 and 2014 was the second highest among all Egyptian industries at 39 per cent. Supporting the industry through actions on skills is likely to enhance their export competitiveness. The sector is composed mainly of small and medium enterprises overall employing 270.000 people that tend to have a wide range of skills challenges. Hence, it is very likely that the industry’s competitiveness would benefit from a good skills strategy, subject to effective implementation.

  4. The role of employment service providers: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Vol. 4

    26 January 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), ILO and Cedefop series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

2015

  1. Anticipating skill needs for green jobs: A practical guide

    31 December 2015

    Sustainable development has become a major policy issue for countries at all levels of development. One of the keys to making sustainable development policies successful in terms of environmental, social and economic outcomes is to ensure the right skills are available when and where they are needed. Countries face different challenges and choose to respond in different ways. The present guide focuses on understanding and measuring the skills implications of those challenges and response choices. It provides guidance on how to embark on the identification of current and anticipation of future skill needs for the green economy and green jobs. Intended primarily to assist researchers and analysts, the guide deals with qualitative and quantitative methodologies, data classifications and sources, research process and institutional arrangements.

  2. Integrating core work skills into TVET systems: Six country case studies

    17 December 2015

    This report assesses the extent to which six diverse countries have embedded core skills for employability in their TVET and skills systems: Australia; Chile; India; Jamaica; Malawi; and the Philippines. These six case studies have demonstrated that in both developed and developing countries, much remains to be done to ensure that TVET and skills systems adequately and systematically take steps to develop the core skills that so profoundly enhance the employability of learners, jobseekers and workers.

  3. Report of the First Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting

    11 December 2015

    In line with the ILO Project on “Scaling up STED: Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification, a tripartite Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was officially established under a Prakas (Ministry Order No. 385) signed by H.E. Minister It Sam Heng, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MOLVT) on 17 September 2015 and the Prokas (Ministry Order No. 496) signed by H.E. Minister It Sam Heng, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MOLVT) on 08 December 2015.

  4. Guidelines for inclusion of skills aspects into employment-related analyses and policy formulation

    03 December 2015

  5. Decent work for persons with disabilities: promoting rights in the global development agenda

    30 November 2015

  6. Moving towards disability inclusion: Stories of change

    09 November 2015

    The stories presented in this publication illustrate how the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme through the PROPEL project is promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. PROPEL operates in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Zambia.

  7. Anticipating and matching skills and jobs

    05 November 2015

  8. Regional Model Competency Standards: Core competencies

    01 November 2015

    These Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) on core competencies were developed as a basis to integrate with specific skills needed in the workplace, so that training and assessment resources can be developed and individuals tested against the standards. They include a wide range of core competencies, including the “green” or environmental competencies.

  9. Centre of excellence for Bangladeshi apparel workers - Certified training within the national skills development framework: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) is a replicable model of an industry-driven training and support service that aims to meet the sector’s labour force needs. The initiative seeks to increase both the employability and wages of the working poor.This initiative is a part of a global ILO-H&M partnership, which draws on the company’s considerable expertise in providing training to its workers.

  10. Demographic change and private sector disability management in Australia, Canada, China and Switzerland - A comparative study: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) sees disability management (DM) as crucial to supporting workers whose employment is threatened by illness or accident and bringing people back to work. However, despite the widespread adoption of DM, comparative international research among private companies in this area is minimal.

  11. ILO Global Business and Disability Network: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is a business-led, member-based initiative that fosters the development of a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, promoting the hiring, retention and professional development of people with disabilities.

  12. Promoting safe work and quality apprenticeships in small and medium-sized enterprises: Challenges for developed and developing economies

    02 October 2015

  13. Skills for Trade & Economic Diversification (STED) Pharmaceutical Sector

    30 September 2015

    This report presents an application of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology to the pharmaceutical sector of Jordan’s economy. STED is a sector-based approach to identifying and anticipating the strategic skills needs of internationally tradable sectors. The pharmaceutical sector is one of Jordan’s leading high value added export sectors. It has grown rapidly since 2000, principally through serving markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including its own domestic market. It was selected for the application of the STED methodology in support of the objectives of Jordan’s National Employment Strategy, which emphasises the development of high skill exporting sectors, and of skills development as a means towards competitiveness.

  14. Skills for Trade & Economic Diversification (STED) Food Processing & Beverage Sector

    30 September 2015

    This report presents an application of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology to the Food Processing sector of Jordan’s economy. STED is a sector-based approach to identifying and anticipating the strategic skills needs of internationally tradable sectors. The Food Processing sector is one of Jordan’s leading export sectors. It has grown rapidly since the early 2000s, principally through serving markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including its own domestic market. It was selected for the application of the STED methodology in support of the objectives of Jordan’s National Employment Strategy, which emphasises the development of improved skills in exporting sectors, and of skills development as a means towards competitiveness and employment.

  15. Inclusion of people with disabilities in national employment policies

    24 September 2015

    This note is designed to provide step-by-step support in effectively including women and men with disabilities in the development of national employment policies (NEP) throughout the policy process. It is aligned with the ILO Guide for the formulation of national employment policies which should be read in conjunction with this guide. Further, the resource guide on gender issues in employment and labour market policies gives guidance on how to effectively embed gender dimensions in NEP development.

  16. ILO and disability inclusion

    24 September 2015

    The ILO promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for persons with disabilities in the world of work. Access of persons with disabilities to decent work is important both as an essential right and in terms of the economic advantages it brings. To achieve this goal, the ILO works to increase the employability of persons with disabilities, to support employers becoming more inclusive and to promote enabling legislative and policy environments.