Projects and policy advice

2010

  1. International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) Study Group on "Labour Market Regulations: Rationales, indicators and impacts"

    14 January 2010

    The IIRA Study Group was established to develop a coherent response to deregulatory arguments. The objective is to move beyond a superficial dichotomy between regulation and deregulation by advancing research and policy directions that focus on making regulations more effective. The Group's work is tailored towards improving the theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the evaluation of labour market regulations. It also questions how these frameworks can be operationalized to support research on institutional indicators and their relationship to labour market performance.

  2. Improving job quality in Africa (WISE programme)

    14 January 2010

    This project began in June 2008 and will be completed in February 2010. Funded by DANIDA, the project has worked together with governments, employers and unions in Mozambique and Tanzania to improve the working conditions of men’s and women’s work in the formal and informal economy. Key project activities have included the adaptation and application of a survey tool on working conditions and the completion of national policy and legal reviews, leading to the publication of national profiles on working conditions for both project countries. In addition, the project has developed and piloted extension modules and guides for the WISE training programme, now published as a WISE+ package.

2009

  1. Work Improvements in Small Enterprises programme (WISE+)

    11 December 2009

    Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training programme that empowers small and medium enterprises to take practical and low-cost action to improve working conditions.