Report launch and Seminar

Launch and presentation of the ILO Report: “What works: Promoting pathways to decent work”

The Synthesis Report and research project “What works: Promoting pathways to decent work” of the ILO Research Department’s Policy Evaluation Unit was officially launched on 17 October 2019 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) by the ILO Regional Office for Africa and the ILO Research Department. On the occasion of the launch, a seminar was organized to present the findings of the report to policy makers, leading academics and international experts in the region. The seminar offered an opportunity to discuss the role of complementarities in labour market policies in addressing employment and social challenges in the region.

Agenda of the seminar
Presentation of the ILO Report

The research project “What works: Promoting pathways to decent work” analyses how income support and active labour market policies (ALMPs) can come together to tackle a significant set of barriers limiting access to decent work in emerging and developing countries. The launch of the Synthesis Report that summarizes the main findings of this project took place on 17 October 2019 in the Africa Hall and ECA Conference Centre in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). On the occasion of this launch, a seminar was held to present the findings of the report and discuss how combining income support and active interventions can promote decent work pathways in emerging and developing countries.

The seminar consisted of three sessions. The first session included an overview presentation of the research project and Synthesis Report produced by the Labour Market Trends and Policy Evaluation Unit of the ILO Research Department. The second and third sessions were, respectively, a plenary session on the role of income support and active support in the African context and a round table on regional and country experiences in the implementation of integrated approaches of income support and active support. All sessions featured interventions from experts from various international organizations, academia and social partners.