Statistics on the contribution of multinational enterprises to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are prominent economic actors in both developed and developing economies, and are estimated to account for about a third of global output. MNEs are also uniquely placed to help accelerate sustainable development and the creation of decent work. ILO aims to help countries to develop cost-effective and standardized methods for collecting data on MNEs which would allow governments to assess and refine their statistical programs and employment policies. This paper notes main elements of the current state of data collection on MNEs, and proposes areas for further development of data collection programs.

Conference paper | 24 July 2018