Working papers

2019

  1. Research Department Working Paper n°51

    Employment programs and conflict in Somalia

    17 October 2019

    The notion that employment can contribute to peace is the explicit backdrop to a large number of employment programmes in conflict-affected states. However, there is lack of knowledge on the links between employment programmes and peace and on which programme designs maximise impact. This research investigates the role played by employment programs in reducing willingness of people to engage in violence in Somalia.

  2. Research Department Working Paper n°50

    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

  3. Research Department Working Paper n°49

    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.

  4. Research Department Working Paper n°48

    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.

  5. Research Department Working Paper n°47

    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.

  6. STRENGTHEN Publication Series

    Local Multipliers in a selection of Sub-Saharan countries

    07 October 2019

    STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 12

  7. Publication

    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.

  8. Research Department Working Paper n°46

    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.

  9. Research Department Working Paper n°45

    Can taxes help ensure a fair globalization?

    10 September 2019

  10. Publication

    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.