Working papers

2019

  1. The Scope of Collective Bargaining in Public Administration

    08 November 2019

  2. Statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1: Guidelines for their Collection

    30 October 2019

    This set of Guidelines for the collection of statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1 on reducing recruitment costs, identifies a number of conceptual issues and definitions with respect to measuring recruitment costs borne by an employee as a proportion of monthly income earned in the country of destination. These guidelines have been produced by the ILO and the WB, as co-custodians of SDG Indicator 10.7.1, with the support of the EU funded ILO-REFRAME project and the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). They have been validated through a consultative process with National Statistical Offices and, as a result of this process the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDG) moved SDG indicator 10.7.1 from Tier 3 to Tier 2, in October 2019.

  3. Measuring recruitment costs of migrant workers (SDG indicator 10.7.1): ILO-World Bank Model PAPI Questionnaire (Short form (Version 3))

    29 October 2019

  4. Eligibility and participation in unemployment benefit schemes: Evidence from Mauritius

    17 October 2019

    The article explores the determinants of participation in the unemployment benefit system in Mauritius, focusing on the role played by eligibility criteria and take-up

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

    07 October 2019

    STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 12

  9. 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.

  10. 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.