Working papers

2017

  1. Promoting youth employment and empowerment of young women in Jordan: An assessment of active labour market policies

    17 November 2017

    The ILO Taqeem “Impact Report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported employment assessment and impact evaluations. The goal is to improve the evidence base for “what works” in the effective design and implementation of integrated employment policy responses for youth and women’s employment. Taqeem is a partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as part of an IFAD-financed project titled “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”.

  2. Jobs, FDI and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from firm-level data

    07 November 2017

    This paper uses data on foreign-owned and domestic firms in Sub-Saharan Africa and studies the differences in the quantity and quality of jobs that they offer, taking into account different characteristics of foreign-owned firms and analysing the role of country-level institutional factors.

  3. Uneven practices in voluntary labour commitments: An exploration of major listed companies through the VigeoEiris database

    06 November 2017

    Over recent decades, the emergence of new forms of private governance has been one of the most important features in global labour governance. At the moment, our understanding of private governance is however still fragmented and little is known about the degree to which major companies worldwide support these mechanisms. The aim of this paper is to provide a preliminary overview of voluntary labour commitments undertaken by major listed companies worldwide.

  4. FAIR SHARE? International recruitment in the Philippines

    24 October 2017

    This working paper brings together evidence on the culture and practice of fair recruitment for overseas employment in the Philippines.

  5. The Social Dimensions of Development Finance in Africa - Results of a survey among AADFI members

    24 October 2017

    Social Finance Working Paper. 70

  6. Managing social risks of non-standard employment in Europe

    11 October 2017

  7. Active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from a meta analysis

    26 September 2017

    This paper presents a systematic collection and assessment of impact evaluations of active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

  8. Labour market institutions and youth labour markets: Minimum wages and youth employment revisited

    21 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 223

  9. Deficiencies in Conditions of Work as a Cost to Labor Migration: Concepts, Extent, and Implications

    18 September 2017

    This paper sets out three goals. First, it provides a conceptual framework for analyzing migration costs associated with deficiencies in the conditions of work abroad, which is an insufficiently explored aspect of the existing theoretical frameworks on migration decision making. Second, using a novel data set, the KNOMAD migration surveys, it examines the nature and extent of the losses that migrant workers experience due to deficiencies in working conditions.

  10. Studies on employment and extractive industry-dominated African countries

    18 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 221