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October 2019

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    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    A more effective labour market approach to fighting poverty

    17 October 2019

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    Young people are far more likely to be in working poverty

    16 October 2019

    While absolute poverty and working poverty rates have fallen, there are still major disparities across age groups, genders and countries.

  3. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 15

    Combating Extreme Poverty by Providing Active Support as Part of a Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes

    16 October 2019

    Integrating active labour market policies (ALMPs) into poverty alleviation programmes can foster employment opportunities while protecting individuals’ incomes from the consequences of a severe recession. Recent research on Uruguay’s response to the economic crisis of 2002 demonstrates that allowing the beneficiaries of cash transfer schemes to voluntary participate in public works increases their chances of finding jobs afterwards, and at the same time counteracts any indirect negative effect that income support may have on labour market outcomes.

  4. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 14

    Expanding Access To Unemployment Benefits And Active Support To Cover Informal Workers

    16 October 2019

    Combining income support with active labour market policies (ALMPs) is a viable strategy for helping unemployed people while they look for work. However, access to such programmes in developing and emerging countries (where they exist) tends to be restricted to formal sector workers. New evidence from the Mauritian unemployment benefit scheme demonstrates the value of expanding access to cover informal workers as well.

  5. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 13

    Meeting The Challenges of a Changing World Of Work by Combining Income Support and Active Labour Market Policies

    16 October 2019

    Integrated approaches that combine income support and active labour market policies (ALMPs) can foster opportunities for accessing decent work while protecting people throughout their working-life transitions. Such approaches can take various forms and they are starting to be used more frequently in emerging and developing economies. In addition to sustainably reducing poverty and promoting development, they lead to greater social cohesion.

  6. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 12

    Promoting Pathways to Decent Work

    16 October 2019

    New evidence is available on the merits of combining income support with active labour market policies (ALMPs) to protect people during joblessness and promote pathways to decent work. Such a combination, or integrated approach, prevents people from being forced by necessity to accept any new job that comes their way, regardless of its quality, while at the same time equipping them with the necessary skills to aspire to better jobs and helping them to find new employment opportunities.

  7. Publication

    Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work

    16 October 2019

    A Compilation of Think Pieces

  8. Video

    Social justice and environmental justice

    15 October 2019

    UNIGE lecture followed by a panel

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    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    10 October 2019

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.

  10. © Gianfranco Fiorini / ILO 2019


    Lima’s Gamarra market: The benefits of moving to the formal economy

    09 October 2019

    Combating informality is key to governments’ efforts to reduce inequality and social exclusion. This is particularly true in Peru where many employees work in informal conditions.