March 2020

  1. Migration and job creation in North/West Africa: Employment-intensive investment strategies in The Gambia, Mauritania, and Tunisia

    24 March 2020

    This note explains how the ILO supports its constituents, particularly the countries of the origin of migrants, in addressing migration issues through job creation with the EIIP approach, with concrete examples from the ILO’s experiences in The Gambia, Mauritania, and Tunisia.

  2. Construction of low volume sealed roads 2013 - good practice guide to labour-based methods

    18 March 2020

  3. Improved Workers Wellbeing in the Ethiopian Garment Industry

    05 March 2020

    The aim of this report is to facilitate a collaborative approach for stakeholders to improve worker well-being in Ethiopia’s garment sector. In the context of the International Labour Organization’s Vision Zero Fund (VZF), this collaborative approach is implemented through the model of ‘Shared Responsibility’.

  4. Mauritania project newsletter: volume 1 (in French)

    02 March 2020

    A selection of articles that describes recent activities on employment promotion in Mauritania (in French)

February 2020

  1. Botswana Decent Work Country Programme

    25 February 2020

    2020 - 2024

  2. Baseline Report: Siraye: Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization

    13 February 2020

    This brief represents a summary of a baseline report prepared and written by Girum Abebe, Gebeyehu Manie and Tigabu D. Getahun of the Policy Studies Institute

  3. January 2020 Edition of ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique Quarterly Newsletter

    13 February 2020

    The new edition of the newsletter focuses on the human-centred approach towards communicating the ILO’s social justice and decent work mandate to the public. This will ensure that the future of work is human-centred and the ILO has a responsibility to equip the public using impactful human interest stories and pictures.

January 2020

  1. Interactions between Workers’ Organizations and Workers in the Informal Economy: A Compendium of Practice

    30 January 2020

    The Compendium of Practice is a compilation of concrete examples, drawn from around the world, showing how trade unions have sought to reach out to workers in the informal economy to reduce the decent work deficits they face and support their transition to formality.

  2. TRANSFORM Newsletter Issue No. 3

    17 January 2020

    TRANSFORM is an innovative learning package on the administration of national social protection floors in Africa. It encompasses learning materials and methods for adult learning, to help decision makers and practitioners take ownership in building national social protection systems through continuous learning and reflective practice. To learn more, download the third edition of the TRANSFORM E-newsletter.

December 2019

  1. Key findings of the report on improving worker wellbeing through shared responsibility in Ethiopia’s garment industry

    17 December 2019

  2. Egypt Fact Sheet: SCORE Pilot Programme

    02 December 2019

    The SCORE pilot training programme began in Egypt in 2018, with a sector selection study that identified the chemical and engineering sectors as sectors with high growth and job creation potential and meet other criteria by SCORE globally. The ILO partnered with the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) to identify the SMEs that would benefit most from the training, and fit the criterion of employing 30-300 workers.

  3. Maternity income protection in Southern and Eastern Africa. From concept to practice

    02 December 2019

    This publication is part of a collaboration of the ILO with the Eastern and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) to encourage the move from employer liability systems to social insurance based systems and to provide universal and comprehensive coverage.

November 2019

  1. The Future of Work: Trade Unions in Transformation

    29 November 2019

    It has become harder for trade unions in both developed and emerging countries to protect the rights of workers and working conditions, as shown not only in the reduction of unionization, but also the fall in the labour share of income in most countries.This issue of the Journal compiles the thoughts of leading academics on the topics that are shaping discussions on the future of work. The Journal aims to serve as a stepping stone for the labour movement in its own deliberations on how workers’organizations can react to the fundamental changes that are affecting the world of work, and that it will provide further reflections on the transformation of trade unions these changes might entail.

  2. Assessment of private employment agency service provision in Ethiopia

    13 November 2019

    The Public Employment Services (PES) and Private Employment Agencies (PrEAs) are considered as major actors in providing employment services throughout the country. However, there has been a continued call from different stakeholders and the public at large to devise policy solutions to address decent work deficits associated with local employment services provided by PrEAs. Accordingly, to inform evidence-based policy making the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in collaboration with the ILO undertook this assessment. This study assesses the effectiveness of the services being provided by PrEAs and identifies existing drawbacks in the services being provided by User Enterprises using PrEAs services.

  3. Strengthening Support for Trade Through Decent Work

    04 November 2019

  4. Recent trends in average wages, gender pay gaps and wage disparities

    03 November 2019

    This publication depicts the evolution of real average wages since the global economic crisis of 2008, offering insights into the economic context for Africa and also presenting an overview of existing wage disparities within countries, including those related to gender.

  5. Web Application on Freedom of Association

    02 November 2019

    How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application provides an overview of the principles on freedom of association and explains how ILO procedures and bodies can be best used to secure and promote freedom of association across the world.

  6. Migrant Workers' Skills Portability in Africa at Regional Economic Community and Continental Level

    01 November 2019

    Guidance towards an African qualifications framework? Africa currently hosts nearly 25 million international migrants. Some are fleeing from conflicts, instability, climate change or hardship, while others chose to leave their country for better living conditions and income opportunities elsewhere. All of them possess skills that can be used in their new environments, in the community, and, most importantly, to help them find and sustain a decent job.

October 2019

  1. What Works: Promoting Pathways to Decent Work

    16 October 2019

    This report analyses how income support and ALMPs can come together to tackle a significant set of barriers limiting access to decent work in emerging and developing countries.

  2. Towards Universal Social Security for the Elderly in Mozambique

    14 October 2019

    In Mozambique, social assistance for the elderly is a right enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic. Mozambique currently has 1.25 million elderly people, which corresponds to 4.5% of the population. Although assistance during old-age is a right, half of all elderly people are not yet covered by social security — whether through the mandatory social security subsystem (contributory) or the basic social security subsystem (non-contributory). This policy brief analyzes the feasibility of an Universal Old Age pension in Mozambique in the short term (2019-2024).