Reports and working papers on supply chains

  1. Redistributing value added towards labour in apparel supply chains: Tackling low wages through purchasing practices

    07 October 2016

  2. Programme on responsible business in Myanmar (Final Evaluation Summary)

    07 September 2016

    Project: MMR/13/14/DAN - Evaluation Consultant: Christian Schoen

  3. Global Framework Agreements: Achieving Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    01 June 2016

    This report conducts a content analysis of the 54 most recent global framework agreements (GFAs) and an evaluation of 29 case studies on the implementation of GFAs to identify effective good-practice examples of GFAs promoting decent work in global supply chains by developing labour relations on a global scale.

  4. Age verification - Protection for unregistered children from child labour

    24 May 2016

    The focus of this research is on the role of age verification in eliminating child labour. The paper contrasts the duty and means to determine an individual’s age of States against those of private enterprises.

  5. Employment, wages and working conditions in Asia's garment sector: Finding new drivers of competitiveness

    18 November 2015

    This paper presents regional trends and national estimates of exports, employment, wages, productivity and working time in the garment, textile and footwear industries in developing Asia and the Pacific.

  6. Myanmar garment sub-sector value chain analysis

    15 September 2015

    Following the repeal of European and American export sanctions on Myanmar, the country’s garment sector is now experiencing new levels of growth. The Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) reports that new garment factories are opened every week, and the number of workers involved in the industry is forecasted to grow from the current 260,000 employees to 600,0001 in the next three years.

  7. Combating the worst forms of child labour in shrimp and seafood processing areas of Thailand (Final evaluation summary)

    01 July 2015

    Project: THA/10/50/USA - Evaluation Consultants: Amy Catherine Jersild, Nantaporn Ieumwananonthachai and Piyanut Kotsan

  8. Promoting formal employment among youth: innovative experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    20 April 2015

    Formalizing employment, particularly youth employment, continues to pose a challenge for the countries of the region. Currently, 13% of youth are unemployed and 55.7% are informally employed (ILO 2013 and ILO 2014). The challenge of enabling the new labour force to actively participate in the labour market is compounded by the additional challenge of guaranteeing that the new jobs meet decent work criteria.

  9. Microfinance for Decent Work – Enhancing the impact of microfinance: Evidence from an action research programme

    17 February 2015

  10. A Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems (with special reference to OSH)

    08 August 2011

    This “Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems” is part of a research programme in the area of labour administration and labour inspection carried out by the ILO Labour Inspection and Administration Programme (LAB/ADMIN) with a view to better understanding the functioning of the various systems in the world.