Publications

2016

  1. The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting more and better jobs in China: Issues, evidence and policy optionsevidence and policy options

    25 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 208

  2. The role of monetary and fiscal policies in promoting more and better jobs in China: Issues, evidence and policy options

    25 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 207

  3. Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Middle East and North Africa

    24 November 2016

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in five countries in the Middle East and North Africa region – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territory and Tunisia – between 2013 and 2015. The region’s increasing levels of educational attainment, especially among women, accompanied by insufficient demand for skilled workers are among the primary causes of difficulties in the labour market transitions of youth. The report focuses heavily on issues of quality of employment and also draws attention to the path and duration of the labour market transitions of young people, while drawing some conclusions about the characteristics or experiences that can help to achieve a smoother transition.

  4. Can we measure the school-to-work transition of young persons with labour force surveys? A feasibility study

    18 November 2016

    Data gathering in SWTSs is based on retrospective questions addressed to young persons aged 15 to 29 years old. Many of the key elements of the survey can also be found in conventional labour force surveys. The question then arises as the extent to which the results of the SWTS can also be obtained from conventional labour force surveys.

  5. What are the effects of job polarization on skills distribution of young workers in developing countries?

    10 November 2016

    One of the most discussed topics in the domain of labour economics during the last couple of decades has been the polarization of employment in industrialized countries, namely the growth of high and low paying jobs and the decline of jobs paying wages around the middle of the wage distribution.

  6. Employment and labour market policies for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economy and societies for all

    09 November 2016

  7. Inequality of opportunity and (unequal) opportunities in the youth labour market: How is the Arab world different?

    04 November 2016

    Using the recent school-to-work transition surveys for Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia, the Technical Brief address the unique phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa region of disproportionately high levels of unemployment among educated young people.

  8. Structural transformation to boost youth labour demand in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of agriculture, rural areas and territorial development

    01 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 204

  9. Implementation Guide for SCORE Training

    25 October 2016

    This step-by-step implementation guide is designed for staff from the ILO and other organizations such as business associations, government agencies and training providers that want to offer SCORE Training to enterprises. This manual is intended to help set up and run the training programme from inception through to successful offering of the service. It can also be used as background information for other actors who may participate in the running and organization of the programme, such as expert trainers or new programme staff.

  10. The role of internal migration in access to first job: A case study of Uganda

    06 October 2016

    Does internal migration hasten labour market access for young women and men? This paper analyses data from the school-to-work transition survey in Uganda to address the topic. The main indicator used is the transition length to a first job with comparison made between young people in Uganda that have migrated inside the country and those who have never changed their residence.

  11. Strengthening national leadership through the Embedded Approach in Timor-Leste

    19 September 2016

    This paper provides an overview of selected lessons learned from the ILO’s involvement in fragile Timor-Leste. In particular it focuses on the embedded approach and its significance for the sustained engagement of the ILO in Timor-Leste.

  12. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Ukraine: Results of the 2013 and 2015 school-to-work transition surveys

    06 September 2016

    This report presents the highlights of the 2015 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the Ukrainian Center for Social Reforms and the Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project. Results are compared to those of the first round (2013) and the analysis is updated and expanded to supplement the portrait of the youth labour market situation presented in the first survey report.

  13. Interventions to Improve the Labour Market Outcomes of Youth: A Systematic Review of Training, Entrepreneurship Promotion, Employment Services and Subsidized Employment Interventions

    10 August 2016

    This systematic review investigates the impact of training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services, and subsidised employment interventions on the labour market outcomes of young women and men. The systematic review and meta-analysis is based on evidence from 113 counterfactual-based impact evaluations of 107 active labour market programmes in 31 low-, middle- and high-income countries.

  14. Enquête sur la transition de l'école vers la vie active des jeunes hommes et femmes du Togo

    22 July 2016

    Ce rapport analytique est destiné aux décideurs politiques et aux partenaires sociaux qui se préoccupent de la mise en oeuvre de politiques et programmes relatifs à la jeunesse.

  15. Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Results of the 2015 school-to-work transition survey

    21 July 2016

    This report presents the highlights of the 2015 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project. Results are compared to those of the first round (2013) and the analysis is updated and expanded to supplement the portrait of the youth labour market situation presented in the first survey report.

  16. Jobs and skills for youth: review of policies for youth employment of Nepal

    21 July 2016

  17. Jobs and skills for youth: review of policies for youth employment of China

    21 July 2016

  18. Microfinance and women entrepreneurship: an impact assessment of a start-up loan programme, IMON International, Tajikistan

    14 July 2016

  19. Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Republic of Moldova

    12 July 2016

    This report presents the highlights of two rounds of the School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics in 2013 and 2015 in the Republic of Moldova.

  20. The importance of informal finance in promoting decent work among informal operators: A comparative study of Uganda and India

    07 July 2016

    Social Finance Working Paper. 66