Tools and Services on Productivity

2012

  1. Publication

    Social Justice and Growth: The Role of the Minimum Wage

    18 June 2012

    This issue of the International Journal of Labour Research is wholly dedicated to the question of the minimum wage, a matter that has gained in importance and profile in recent years. No doubt, the main reasons behind this rise in prominence relate to the stagnation of wages in several parts of the world, a generalized increase in earnings inequality as well as the rise in social unrest across the globe.

  2. Publication

    Upgrading informal apprenticeship - A resource guide for Africa

    12 January 2012

    A policy learning approach to shift informal apprenticeship back into the focus of national priorities for enhancing skills and youth employability.

2011

  1. Instructional material

    Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism

    12 December 2011

    The toolkit outlines the background to poverty reduction approaches and how the ILO is involved within the context of decent work and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Recent developments in tourism and a vision for an inclusive, pro-poor tourism industry are summarized.

  2. Publication

    Local investments for climate change adaptation: Green jobs through green works

    01 December 2011

    A guide for identifying, designing and implementing interventions in support of climate change adaptation at the local level.

  3. Publication

    Safety and Health in Agriculture. Code of practice

    28 November 2011

    This code of practice is intended to raise awareness of the hazards and risks associated with agriculture and promote their effective management and control; to help prevent occupational accidents and diseases and improve the working environment in practice; to encourage governments, employers, workers and other stakeholders to cooperate to prevent accidents and diseases; and to promote more positive attitudes and behaviour towards occupational safety and health in agriculture throughout the sector.

  4. Publication

    Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View

    06 October 2011

    This volume examines the experiences of 21 developed and developing countries in adjusting their training provision to meet the new demands of a greener economy. It shows that skills development is critical to unlocking the employment potential of green growth, yet skills shortages are becoming an obstacle in realizing this potential. The report recommends that countries devise strategies based on well-informed policy decisions, social dialogue, and coordination among ministries and between employers and training providers.

  5. Publication

    Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Greening the global economy: the skills challenge

    05 October 2011

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

  6. Publication

    Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts - ILO-EC publication

    04 October 2011

    The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment

  7. Publication

    Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

    20 September 2011

    Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development. For many years, however, concerns have also been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This has led to questions about the social sustainability of globalization. This volume consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages.

  8. Book

    The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice

    30 May 2011

    This book looks at the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages.