Working papers

2014

  1. Promoting youth employment through activation strategies

    24 November 2014

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 163

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Segmentation and informality in Vietnam: A survey of the literature Country case study on labour market segmentation

    14 October 2014

  6. The largest drop in income inequality in the European Union during the Great Recession: Romania’s puzzling case

    14 October 2014

  7. Informality and employment quality in Argentina: Country case study on labour market segmentation

    14 October 2014

  8. Assessing the impact of ASEAN economic integration on labour markets

    25 September 2014

    This study estimates the implications of the regional integration initiatives on ASEAN Member States using a cutting-edge computable general equilibrium model. In addition to gauging the effects on welfare, trade and economic structure, it considers the ramifications for labour markets. Using detailed data from the labour force surveys available for six ASEAN markets, the paper captures the effects of these initiatives on seven categories of labour at the occupational level. It also includes estimates of the distributional effects of these initiatives for labour relative to other factors (capital and land) and on gender.

  9. The Disabled Beggar – A Literature Review

    02 September 2014

    This literature review originated as part of an exploratory study of beggars with disabilities in Ethiopia, reported on in ILO Working Paper No. 141 published in 2013. It has been updated and is published separately here, as a contribution to debates on the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities, on poverty reduction and social protection.

  10. Decent Work in Caribbean Small Island Developing States

    01 August 2014

    The paper identifies some of the key challenges affecting Caribbean SIDS and explores the responses for solving these issues.