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  1. Publication

    Eliminating Discrimination in the Workplace

    29 October 2009

    ILO Helpdesk Factsheet No. 5

  2. Publication

    Putting Decent Work Principles into Practice: Labour-Management Cooperation for Responsible Enterprise Restructuring

    29 October 2009

    ILO Helpdesk Factsheet

  3. Publication

    Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    29 October 2009

    ILO Helpdesk Factsheet No. 4

  4. Publication

    The MNE Declaration - the detail

    29 October 2009

    ILO Helpdesk Factsheet No. 3

  5. Publication

    The MNE Declaration: Your gateway to understanding and implementing labour standards

    29 October 2009

    ILO Helpdesk Factsheet No. 2

  6. Publication

    The ILO and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    29 October 2009

    ILO Helpdesk Factsheet No. 1

  7. Publication

    Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Capacity Building Guide

    26 October 2009

    A training tool for improving the skills of staff in Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) support institutions and projects, enabling them to provide more effective services.

  8. Publication

    Value Chain Development for Decent Work A guide for development practitioners, government and private sector initiatives

    26 October 2009

    The guide provides a systemic perspective, addressing not only value chain issues in the narrow sense but also important framework conditions, such as the relevance of the duration and cost of customs clearance, tariffs etc. Likewise, it addresses all relevant aspects that donors and other value chain facilitators need to take into account, including the need for institutional reform and its underlying incentive systems; issues of sustainability; the need to upscale project experiences; gender issues; etc.

  9. Publication

    Briefing Note #1: The landscape of microinsurance in Africa

    01 October 2009

    Microinsurance is growing and expanding throughout Africa. Led by the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and the MicroInsurance Centre, Briefing Note #1 identified over fourteen million low-income people in Africa who were covered by microinsurance at the end of 2008. The outreach almost doubled over the last 4 years. Even with such growth, there are clearly significant gaps. Substantial parts of the continent remain almost barren of microinsurance. Health, agriculture and property covers, all significantly in need by the low-income market, are evident as a mere fraction of life insurance coverage. This study provides a detailed picture of microinsurance in Africa and discusses challenges in the years to come in order to facilitate broader, high-quality expansion.

  10. Publication

    Briefing Note #2: Microinsurance that works for women: Making microinsurance programs gender-sensitive

    01 October 2009

    Led by the Women's World Banking and the Zurich Insurance Company, Briefing Note #2 is intended to generate discussion of a gendered approach to microinsurance. While insurance companies are beginning to design and deliver a variety of products to the poor, the paper focuses primarily on health and life insurance because these two risks typically are reported to exert significant financial pressure on poor women. The authors explore how health and life microinsurance could be designed to more effectively respond to women's needs, and offer practical advice to insurance companies for delivering such schemes. They conclude with a call to action for insurance companies, delivery channels, researchers and donors to make insurance more gender-sensitive, which will serve the dual mission of poverty alleviation and profitability.