IILS publications disseminate the findings of its research and meetings. They are published as Discussion Papers, Special Papers and Reports, Public Lectures, and Books. Papers present the preliminary results of research undertaken by the IILS and are published only to stimulate discussion. Most of these papers are brought out under the name of their respective authors. The responsibility for opinions expressed therein rests solely with their authors. Publication does not constitute an endorsement by the International Institute for Labour Studies of the opinions expressed in the papers.

Books and Reports

  1. Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies

    27 June 2016

  2. What works: Active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    This report examines the effectiveness of active labour market policies implemented in Latin America, notably policies carried out in Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

  3. Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008–13: The crisis and beyond

    14 December 2015

    "The “Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008-13: The crisis and beyond” report studies the way in which the labour market policies of Member States of the European Union evolved after the financial crisis of 2007/08, and the extent to which those policies were successful in mitigating the negative impact the crisis had on their labour markets.

Discussion Papers

  1. Research Department Working Paper n°12

    Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú

    This paper estimates the medium-term effects of the workfare programme Construyendo Perú implemented in Peru to support unemployed populations in situations of poverty and extreme poverty from 2007 to 2011.

  2. Research Department Working Paper n°11

    Effectiveness of active labour market tools in Conditional Cash Transfers programmes: Evidence for Argentina

    This paper examines the impact of a programme implemented in Argentina to provide support in skills upgrading, vocational training, job-seeking and job placement to those eligible beneficiaries of the large conditional cash transfer programme Plan Jefes.

  3. Research Department Working Paper n°10

    Do public employment services improve employment outcomes? Evidence from Colombia

    The paper assesses the effects of participation in the Public Employment Service (PES) in Colombia by means of propensity score matching.