ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations



  1. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Ukraine

    12 May 2014

    This report presents the highlights of the 2013 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the Ukrainian Center for Social Reforms (UCSR) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

  2. Zambia: Decent work for disabled youth through skills development

    30 April 2014

    ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on Disability

  3. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Samoa

    31 March 2014

    This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) implemented by the Samoa Bureau of Statistics (SBS) and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

  4. International Women's Day 2014: Equality for Women is progress for all

    05 March 2014

    On International Women’s Day 2014, the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on disability recognizes the leadership and achievements of individual disabled women in selected countries. This brochure acknowledges their accomplishments and shares their stories on promoting equality for women with disabilities.

  5. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Skills for Rural Employment and Development

    25 February 2014

    Part of the Policy Brief series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  6. Labour market transitions of young women and men in sub-Saharan Africa

    14 February 2014

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in eight sub-Saharan African countries – Benin, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia – in 2012 or 2013. Results show that unemployment of young people remains a matter of concern, but that issues relating to the quality of work available to young people are of even greater relevance to the design and implementation of policy interventions.

  7. © Shayan Mehrabi 2014
    Informal employment among youth: evidence from 20 school-to-work transition surveys

    04 February 2014

    This report provides empirical evidence to confirm that informal employment, a category considered as “non-standard” in traditional literature, is in fact “standard” among young workers in developing economies. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTSs) run in 2012-2013, the report finds that three-quarters of young workers aged 15-29 (at the aggregate level) are currently engaged in informal employment.

  8. Reporting on Rural Issues

    27 January 2014

    This guide is a tool for people working in the media to think differently and report differently about rural areas. It provides key facts and figures about rural communities and issues, and aims to shatter some dominant stereotypes and negative clichés when covering rural issues.

  9. Chapter 10: Synthesis and Lessons from the 8 Catalyst

    27 January 2014

    This chapter presents a set of valuable findings and lessons from the 8 cases analyzed.

  10. Chapter 9: The Stung Treng Women's Development Centre (SWDC), Cambodia

    27 January 2014

    The Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre (SWDC) empowers young women in one of the poorest provinces of north-east Cambodia, by transferring skills and creating sustainable livelihoods.

  11. Chapter 8: Songaï, Benin

    27 January 2014

    Songhaï is an NGO empowering rural African communities, particularly farmers, youth, and women, by building their capacities to become agricultural, agribusiness, and handicraft entrepreneurs.

  12. Chapter 7: Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), India

    27 January 2014

    The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a membership-based organization created in 1972 from a combination of the labour, women, and cooperative movements, to organize self-employed women in the informal economy and assist their collective struggle for social justice, equality, and fair treatment.

  13. Chapter 6: The Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA), occupied Palestinian territory

    27 January 2014

    The Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) is a union which economically and socially empowers Palestinians farmers, including women producers, through the promotion of fair trade and organic farming, capacity building, and certification.

  14. Chapter 5: The Nyamata Telecentre and the Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN), Rwanda

    27 January 2014

    Founded in 2004, the Nyamata Telecentre is a private enterprise whose goal is to stimulate rural development by providing access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the village of Nyamata, located near Rwanda’s capital Kigali.

  15. Chapter 4: La Chetina, Peru

    27 January 2014

    “La Chetina” is a micro-enterprise manufacturing and selling dairy and other agricultural based products in the remote area of Cheto, Chachapoyas, located in the Amazonas region of northern Peru. Created in 2007, La Chetina generates employment by using only local agricultural products, some of which are produced by the enterprise itself, promoting the consumption of traditional local products, and exporting these products to other regions across the country.

  16. Chapter 3: The National Federation of Men and Women Family Farming Workers (FETRAF-Brasil), Brazil

    27 January 2014

    Founded in 2004, the Federação Nacional dos Trabalhadores e Trabalhadoras na Agricultura Familiar (The National Federation of Men and Women Family Farming Workers), FETRAF-Brasil, is a national federation of trade unions which aims to strengthen family farming in Brazil.

  17. Chapter 2: Eco-Health Farm Network (EHFN), Latvia

    27 January 2014

    Founded in the early 2000s, the Eco-Health Farm Network (EHFN) supports small-scale producers in rural Latvia to integrate organic farming practices, health services, environmental preservation, and educational tourism into their work.

  18. Chapter 1: Introduction

    27 January 2014

    This chapter provides a brief description of the objectives, methodology and structure of the 8 case-studies of the "Learning from Catalyst of Rural Transformation" publication.

  19. Learning from Catalyst of Rural Transformation

    27 January 2014

    This publication reviews 8 cases of "Catalyst" of rural transformation from different countries. It extracts lessons that remind us of the economic and development potential of rural areas, and most important, the central role of rural men and women, young people, indigenous populations and other groups to unleash that potential.

Browse resources

by areas of work


by unit


© 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions | Privacy policy | Disclaimer