Technical Reports of the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

The series of "Technical Reports" addresses priority issues for the ILO in the promotion of decent work, productive development, formalization, respect for labour standards and inclusive growth in the region.

Press release | 27 November 2017
Technical report 9
The Lima Brainstorming Sessions. Productive development, inclusive growth and job creation
Productive Development Policies (PDP) are essential to influence the growth pattern. This book records the intense exchange of ideas of a group of experts, convened by the Regional Office to talk about the experience and lessons from various institutions and social dialogue processes for PDPs needed to move towards inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all (Goal 8 of the SDGs).

Technical report 8
Moving Up the Global Value Chain: the case of Intel Costa Rica
The report describes and analyses the way in which Intel Costa Rica stopped the assembly and testing of microprocessors in 2014 and repositioned itself in engineering and design activities, as well as shared services, which is equivalent to moving up in the Global Value Chain, with benefits in terms of productive linkages and quality of employment. The report extracts some lessons and recommendations.

Technical report 7
The future of work we want. The voice of youth and different perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean
The Report summarizes the perceptions and expectations of youth in Latin America regarding the future of work, based on the results of surveys. The results reveal an optimistic outlook of youth in terms of opportunities and working conditions the future will offer them. A high proportion of youth are aware that they must make a personal effort to be educated and trained to take advantage of future opportunities.

Technical report 6
Effects of China on the quantity and quality of jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean
Among the extensive literature on the relations between Latin America and China, this study constitutes the first systematic effort to analyse the quantitative and qualitative effects of China on employment in Latin America and the Caribbean through trade, foreign direct investment, and infrastructure projects.

Technical report 5
Productive Development Policies in Latin America. Recent discussions, job creation and the ILO (forthcoming)
The report analyses the Latin American backwardness in productivity and productive development, describes the return to the policy agenda of industrial or productive development policies, maps the approaches of the IDB, the World Bank, CAF and ECLAC, and also makes recommendations for the work of the ILO in this field.

Technical report 4
Productive development, transition to formality and labour standards. Prioritary areas of work for the ILO in Latin America and the Caribbean
In 2015, the Regional Office regrouped the areas of ILO work as requested by the constituents in three major priorities: productive development policies for inclusive growth with more and better jobs, promoting transition to formality, and promoting respect for and application of international labour standards. This publication contains a diagnosis of the situation and the main strategic directions for the work of the ILO.

Technical report 3
Cluster and Productive Development Policies in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. Lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean
The Autonomous Community of the Basque Country is one of the most competitive and innovative regions in Europe, with a per capita income higher than the average for Spain. A key component of its success has been the cluster policies and the associated institutional arrangements for productive development. This study presents and analyses such policies and institutional arrangements and draws lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Technical report 2
Labour Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean: Diagnosis, strategy and ILO’s work in the Region
As in the rest of the world, in Latin America and the Caribbean migration has been expanding in volume, dynamism and complexity. This report contains a diagnosis of the main migration corridors in the American continent, describes the common features of these corridors, analyses the weaknesses and challenges of public policies and governance, and identifies opportunities for improvement.

Technical report 1
Promoting decent work in global supply chains in Latin America and the Caribbean. Key issues, good practices, lessons learned and policy insights
The report, drawing upon existing studies if GSC and the region, examines the impacts and implications of Global Supply Chains on the development of domestic firms, their contribution to productive transformation and their impact on the quantity and quality of jobs. The report draws on lessons learned, with a view to improving policies and practices.