Working papers

2019

  1. Unemployment insurance schemes around the world: Evidence and policy options

    14 October 2019

    This article conducts a comparative analysis of unemployment insurance schemes in advanced and emerging economies, with the aim of identifying differences in policy approaches across countries and pointing at possible consequences in terms of policy outcomes.

  2. Trade wars and their labour market effects

    09 October 2019

    Recent years have seen a remarkable reversal in trade liberalization with the significant raises in tariffs on imports among major G20 economies. This working paper discusses the rationale for these policy shifts, provides an overview of recent measures, especially those implemented by the US administration and presents an overview of the estimated effects on employment as currently presented in the literature. The paper also provides an overview of the specific challenges represented by trade in digital services.

  3. Decent work in global supply chains: An internal research review

    08 October 2019

    This article provides an inventory of the research carried out by the ILO on decent work in GSCs between 2014 and 2019 and helps to identify the challenges and remaining gaps in terms of research.

  4. Local Multipliers in a selection of Sub-Saharan countries

    07 October 2019

    STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 12

  5. Tool for the Assessment of Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements Pilot-tested in the African region

    01 October 2019

    The objective of the assessment tool is to support governments, regional economic communities, and associated Member States and partners, including workers’ and employers’ organizations, in improving the effectiveness of BLMAs, to the benefit of both countries of origin and destination, and migrant workers themselves. The tool was piloted in the Egypt-Italy migration corridor and has also been partially tested in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to assess labour migration agreements from Zimbabwe and Lesotho to South Africa.

  6. Identifying Syrian Refugees in Turkish Microdata

    17 September 2019

    This article proposes a strategy to identify Syrian refugees in Turkey’s Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) using propensity score matching. This methodology is then used to find the actual geographical distribution of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

  7. Can taxes help ensure a fair globalization?

    10 September 2019

  8. Law and practice on protecting whistle-blowers in the public and financial services sectors

    09 September 2019

    This paper seeks to map out laws and practices and identify measures in place for the protection of whistle-blowers by analysing a representative sample of laws, regulations and international instruments.

  9. The role of multinational company strategies in structuring global supply chains in the automotive industry

    09 September 2019

  10. Promoting decent work in the rural economy Lessons from Zimbabwe (2008–2018)

    02 September 2019

    This paper, a desk review, presents a documentation of ILO interventions in Zimbabwe’s rural economy during the period 2008–18 that also extracts lessons learnt.