- Conference on Jobs and Development, Washington DC, USA.
The paper “Joint provision of income and employment support: Evidence from a crisis response in Uruguay” was presented at the Conference organized by IZA, World Bank, and the NJD (Network on Jobs and Development). This was the second edition of the Jobs and Development Conference, which is an important academic and policy forum in labour and development economics, and this year was focused on “Improving Jobs Outcomes in Developing Countries.”
- Mission to Mauritius to discuss preliminary results with constituents and national experts.
The mission to Mauritius was undertaken to present the preliminary results of the comprehensive assessment of the unemployment benefit system of the country carried out as part of the broader research project “What works: Promoting pathways to decent work” and receive feedback from ILO constituents and other national and international technical experts.
- 30th Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), Lyon, France.
The paper “Joint provision of income and employment support: Evidence from a crisis response in Uruguay”, was presented on September 13-15, 2018.
- Policy Panel “Exploring Responses to Labour Market Challenges in a Globalized World”, London, UK.
The Policy Panel was part of the Conference “Globalization and Labour Markets” jointly organized by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Journal Economics of Transition. The discussion focused on the effectiveness of ALMPs in helping workers who are at risk of job displacement through automation, as well as on the role of these policies on improving economic inclusion and access to economic opportunities for young people. The intervention from the ILO featured the impact evaluation research carried out on the topic of ALMPs.
- Conference on Jobs and Development, Bogota, Colombia.
The paper “Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú” was presented at the Conference organized by IZA, World Bank, the NJD (Network on Jobs and Development) and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogota (Colombia). The aim of the conference was to present and discuss the latest policy-relevant research to foster the creation of multi-sector, multi-disciplinary solutions to jobs challenges around the world based on research and empirical evidence.
- Seminar on Employment and Social Inclusion, New Orleans, USA.
The intervention “What we know about the effectiveness of active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean?” summarized the research carried out on the effects of these policies in the region, both on employment prospects, the formality of jobs and other job quality measures, taking from the meta-analysis, impact evaluations and the qualitative analyses and literature reviews. The Seminar was organized by the RAP Foundation of Argentina for a group of Argentine politicians and business leaders with the support of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) of Tulane University.
- 29th Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), St. Gallen, Switzerland.
The paper “The effectiveness of active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from a meta-analysis”, was presented on September 22nd 2017.
- UNU-WIDER Development Conference: Public Economics for Development, Maputo, Mozambique.
The paper “Do Public Employment Services improve employment outcomes? Evidence from Colombia” will be presented at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Maputo (Mozambique), on July 5-6 of 2017.
- Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), Glasgow, Scotland.
The paper “The effectiveness of active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from a meta-analysis”, will be presented at the Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, on June 14-17, 2017.
- Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference (NEUDC), MIT, Cambridge, USA.
The paper “Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú” was presented at the Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference (NEUDC), hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) between November 5-6, 2016.
The NEUDC Conference is a major forum in development economics organized annually since 1967. It brings together academics from Boston University, Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, Williams College and Yale University. View presentation
- High Level Conference on Global Markets, Paris, France.
The International Monetary Fund, Brunel University and OCP Policy Center held a Conference in September 2016, where the work of the team on the effectiveness of active labour market programmes was presented as part of the discussion on the role of policies and institutions in ensuring the employment content of growth.
In particular, the design of labour market policies and institutions was a central part of this discussion, notably as regards the cross-country evidence on active labour market policies in Latin America. View presentation
- 28th European Association of Labour Economists Conference (EALE), Ghent, Belgium.
The paper “Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú” was presented by Verónica Escudero at the 28th European Association of Labour Economists Conference (EALE), held in Ghent (Belgium) between 15 and 17 September 2016.
The conference was attended by 404 researchers and was organized around 68 parallel sessions (with 297 presentations) and 5 poster sessions (with 107 presentations). The paper was presented in a poster format.
- University of Geneva’s Summer School on Evaluating Policy Interventions, Geneva, Switzerland.
The findings from the project on active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean were presented to students of the Summer School organized annually by the University of Geneva. Particular emphasis was placed on how impact evaluations of public policies are used as tools to inform policy recommendations in the work of the ILO. View presentation
- Launch of ILO report on “What Works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean” in Lima, Peru.
The ILO Research Department and the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean launched the Synthesis Report and research project “What Works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean” on 21 June 2016 in Lima (Peru).
On the occasion of the launch, a seminar was also organized to present the findings of the report to policy makers, leading academics and international experts in the region. The forum offered an opportunity to discuss the role of active labour market programmes in addressing the current employment and social challenges in the region. Read more about the event
- Ninth Meeting of the Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) of the Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), La Plata, Argentina.
The paper “Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú” was presented at the meeting hosted by the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) on March 10th and 11th, 2016 in La Plata (Argentina).
- ILO-IZA Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.
The project of ALMPs in LAC was presented at the ILO-IZA Conference in March 2016. The presentation covered the overall objective and structure of the project (e.g. review of the concept of ALMPs, policy compendium, meta-analysis, impact evaluations) and then focused specifically on the impact evaluation of the public work programme in Peru. Comments were provided by Stefan Sperlich (University of Geneva). View presentation