Working papers


  1. Is there a trade-off between employment and productivity?

    18 December 2014

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 167

  2. Labour demand and social dialogue: Two binding constraints for decent work for youth in the Arab Region

    18 December 2014

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 164

  3. Tobacco Sector - Employment Statistical Update

    15 December 2014

    In 2003 the ILO organized a Tripartite Meeting on the Future of Employment in the Tobacco Sector. The meeting highlighted the importance of timely information in order to monitor significant changes in employment trends and working conditions in the tobacco sector and called upon the Office to undertake further research to keep ILO constituents informed about emerging changes affecting the labour market in this sector.

  4. The role of central banks in meeting the development and employment challenges: The case of Mozambique

    04 December 2014

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 165

  5. Job quality in segmented labour markets: The Israeli case Country case study on labour market segmentation

    01 December 2014

  6. Promoting youth employment through activation strategies

    24 November 2014

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 163

  7. A chronology of employment protection legislation in some selected European countries

    17 November 2014

  8. Microfinance and job creation: A social performance assessment of a new loan delivery mechanism, Bai Tushum Kyrgyzstan

    13 November 2014

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 57

  9. Development and employment in Latin America and the Caribbean: A look ahead

    12 November 2014

    Latin America and the Caribbean has, generally speaking, shown greater resilience in the face of the current economic crisis than other regions, both in terms of economic growth and employment. The countries of Latin America have performed well economically and their labour markets have not been particularly affected, in spite of the uncertainty that the global economy is currently experiencing. This notwithstanding, the region faces the challenge of capitalizing on its numerous achievements, whilst not losing sight of its weaknesses. In this context, this document presents the most recent trends with regard to economic growth and employment in the region, and highlights the different macroeconomic and labour-market challenges that the region confronts. Lastly, this document argues for the importance of designing and coordinating a set of policies to be implemented at both national and international level.

  10. Tackling informality in e-waste management: The potential of cooperative enterprises

    21 October 2014

    The present paper is the product of a joint effort by the Sectoral Activities Department and the Cooperatives Unit of the International Labour Organization (ILO). This initiative supports the ILO’s commitment to promote forms of employment that safeguard the environment, eradicate poverty and promote social justice through sustainable enterprises and decent work, as reinforced by the international Labour Conference (ILC), at its 102nd session in June 2013.