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  1. Skilling the workforce Labour migration and skills recognition and certification in Bangladesh

    09 September 2014

    Bangladesh is the eighth most populous country in the world and 60.63 per cent (87 million) of its total population lies in the 15-to-49-year-old age bracket. The availability of such a large workforce is surely a demographic dividend for Bangladesh. However, exposed to a complex socio-economic environment with high rates of unemployment and underemployment, poverty, land scarcity, and low wages for low-skilled and skilled workers, a good number of the Bangladeshi people have sought out overseas employment. Demand for cheaper labour and shortages of semi-skilled and low-skilled worker in the destination countries has created opportunities for the overseas employment of Bangladeshi workers.

  2. Disabled beggars in Addis Ababa: Current situation and prospects for change

    02 June 2014

    This Summary Paper presents key findings from the study entitled “Disabled Beggars in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”, Employment Working Paper No. 141, ILO Geneva, 2013.

  3. The gender divide in skills development: Progress, challenges and policy options for empowering women

    23 May 2014

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

  4. Zambia: Decent work for disabled youth through skills development

    30 April 2014

    ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on Disability

  5. International Women's Day 2014: Equality for Women is progress for all

    05 March 2014

    On International Women’s Day 2014, the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on disability recognizes the leadership and achievements of individual disabled women in selected countries. This brochure acknowledges their accomplishments and shares their stories on promoting equality for women with disabilities.

  6. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Skills for Rural Employment and Development

    25 February 2014

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

  7. Innovations in quality apprenticeships for high-skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States

    06 January 2014

    A report of three youth apprenticeship programmes in the United States conducted by the ILO.


  1. Meeting skills needs for green jobs: Policy Recommendations

    25 November 2013

    This document, jointly prepared by members of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IWG) on Greening Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Skills Development, presents a set of policy recommendations formulated in response to a request from the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) under the Human Resources Development (HRD) pillar.

  2. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Enhancing youth employability: the importance of core work skills

    18 November 2013

    This policy brief aims to assist key stakeholders to better understand what the core skills for employability are, why they are important, and how they can be delivered, attained and recognized. It illustrates various ways of integrating employability skills into core academic content and vocational training.

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