1. Case studies on skills assessments in the informal economy conducted by small industry and community organizations

    23 March 2015

    Annex to Assessing skills in the informal economy: A resource guide for small industry and community organizations

  2. Assessing skills in the informal economy: A resource guide for small industry and community organizations

    05 February 2015

    This guide is part of a series of ILO publications on skills and upgrading apprenticeship in the informal economy.


  1. Regional Model Competency Standards: Domestic work

    18 December 2014

    These Regional Model Competency Standards for Domestic Work have been developed by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. They constitute a set of benchmarks that define the skills, knowledge and attributes required for domestic work as an employment. The standards are designed to be used as a basis for developing national standards and as a regional reference point.

  2. Achieving equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities through legislation: Guidelines

    25 November 2014

    These guidelines reflect the reappraisal of disability as a human rights issue. Intended for policy-makers and drafters of legislation, they have been developed with a view to assisting in improving the effectiveness of national laws concerning training and employment of disabled persons, as part of an ILO Project "Promoting Rights and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Employment through Legislation”.

  3. Skills for Employment Global Public-Private Knowledge Sharing Platform

    21 November 2014

    Bridging education and training to the world of work.

  4. Business as unusual: Making workplaces inclusive of people with disabilities

    03 October 2014

  5. Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities: The Business Case

    05 September 2014

  6. The Disabled Beggar – A Literature Review

    02 September 2014

    This literature review originated as part of an exploratory study of beggars with disabilities in Ethiopia, reported on in ILO Working Paper No. 141 published in 2013. It has been updated and is published separately here, as a contribution to debates on the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities, on poverty reduction and social protection.

  7. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 4th Edition

    29 August 2014

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (and amended twice in 2000 and 2006) but its aims remain highly relevant in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector, as highlighted in the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

  8. Innovative Apprenticeship and Internship Models in the IT Sector in the United States

    17 July 2014

  9. Disability and corporate social responsibility reporting: An analysis comparing reporting practices of 40 selected multinational enterprises

    04 July 2014

  10. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Greening the economies of least developed countries: the role of skills and training

    18 June 2014

    Part of the Policy Brief series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  11. Disabled beggars in Addis Ababa: Current situation and prospects for change

    02 June 2014

    This Summary Paper presents key findings from the study entitled “Disabled Beggars in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”, Employment Working Paper No. 141, ILO Geneva, 2013.

  12. Research Brief - Lessons from the implementation of training and retraining programmes in response to the Great Recession

    23 May 2014

  13. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - The gender divide in skills development: Progress, challenges and policy options for empowering women

    23 May 2014

    Part of the Policy Brief series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  14. Zambia: Decent work for disabled youth through skills development

    30 April 2014

    ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on Disability

  15. International Women's Day 2014: Equality for Women is progress for all

    05 March 2014

    On International Women’s Day 2014, the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on disability recognizes the leadership and achievements of individual disabled women in selected countries. This brochure acknowledges their accomplishments and shares their stories on promoting equality for women with disabilities.

  16. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Skills for Rural Employment and Development

    25 February 2014

    Part of the Policy Brief series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  17. Innovations in quality apprenticeships for high-skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States

    06 January 2014

    A report of three youth apprenticeship programmes in the United States conducted by the ILO.


  1. Employment growth and segmentation in Peru, 2001–2011: Country case study on labour market segmentation

    12 December 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 151