When good policies lead to bad outcomes: A closer look at market and government failures, Organized by the World Bank Human Development Network
1 March 2011
The World Bank Human Development Network brought together experts and government officials from across the globe for a three day forum on The Human Face of Productivity: Pushing Frontiers in Health, Education, and Social Protection and Labor from February 28, 2011-March 2, 2011. Duncan Campbell, Director for Policy Planning in Employment of the ILO participated in a panel on how government policies have affected worker productivity. Other speakers included Jere Behrman, University of Pennsylvania, and Mike Campbell, Research and Policy, UK Commission. They discussed the challenges of designing and implementing policies to improve worker productivity and presented examples of best practices of reform.
Social Security at a Crossroads: Global Trends and Innovations, Sponsored by AARP Office of International Affairs and the ILO
15 February 2011
AARP and the ILO co-hosted this experts’ dialogue exploring global trends and innovations as we collectively rethink social protection in the 21st century. The ILO recently released its first annual World Social Security Report which examines global progress, trends, and innovations in social security and responses to the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Speakers included Edward Johns, Senior Advisor, International Affairs, AARP, Sandy Mackenzie, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute, Michael Cichon, Director, Department of Social Security, ILO, Dalmer Hoskins, Director, Division of Program Studies, Social Security Administration.
Towards Economic Inclusion: Multi-Stakeholder Strategies to Access Competitive Markets, Organized by the Global Fairness Initiative, in collaboration with the Organization of American States and the Washington Consulting Corporation
28 January 2011
Throughout Latin America informality has created an alternative economy, which employs the majority of the economic active population. The Forum focused on integrated approaches to formalization and suggested a process for the creation of a roadmap to formalization in Central America. Panelists included Barbara Shailor, United States Department of State Special Representative for International Labor Affairs, and Nancy A. Donaldson, Director of the Washington Office of the ILO.
19 January 2011
Gallup developed a new unemployment metric that can be standardized across all countries using measures that are updated annually worldwide, providing policymakers with an invaluable new tool. Sara Elder, Economist at the International Labor Organization, discussed these new measures and other employment-related topics with Alan Krueger, former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the US Department of the Treasury, Jon Clifton, Deputy Director of the Gallup World Poll, and Ahmed Younis, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications at Silatech. They advanced the discussion about how employment statistics should be used as a measure of macro-economic health and stability