1. Guide for the formulation of national employment policies

    28 August 2012

    This guide for the formulation of national employment policies has been prepared as a capacity building tool for ILO’s tripartite constituents, ILO technical staff and a variety of national stakeholders who are engaged in the development and implementation of national employment policies (NEP). It provides practical guidance and a clear and value-based framework in which to develop national employment policies adapted to local contexts and conditions. It draws on practical experience gained through the ILO’s policy advisory work in some 60 countries from 2006 to 2011, as well as on the most recent policy research and analysis regarding employment and labour markets. This Guide provides a road map and framework for developing a coherent and integrated national employment policy through policy dialogue. It can be an essential component of the capacity-building strategy for Governments (Ministries of Labour, but also Finance,Planning, Economy, and others), Employers and Workers’ organizations an all those concerned with employment. It can be used as a stand-alone resource or accompanied by training activities and workshops. The capacity-building strategy described is flexible and responsive to specific demands and relevant to a wide range of contexts. This guide is produced as a living and evolving resource to be enriched with further feedback and discussions.

  2. A manual for gender audit facilitators: The ILO participatory gender audit methodology (2nd Edition)

    15 August 2012

    This revised Manual provides gender audit facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement participatory gender audits (PGAs) in an organizational context. It is based on the ILO’s practical experience of piloting PGAs of many ILO technical units and country offices, constituents and UN partners from 2001 to 2012.

  3. Freedom of association for women workers in EPZs: A manual

    08 August 2012

    This manual is an easy-to-use, practical tool for trade unions to reach out to women workers in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) to inform them of their rights and engage them in activities that promote freedom of association and organizing as a key means to improve their working conditions. It goes through the various steps on how to get in contact with the workers, how to prepare for and conduct the training, and what activities to suggest for the women workers.

  4. Measuring Success of Youth Livelihood Interventions: A Practical Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation

    29 June 2012

    This guide addresses the monitoring and evaluation of youth livelihood interventions, with a specific focus on impact evaluation. The objective of this guide is to equip practitioners with the basis set of concepts and tools needed to make informed decisions about how to best evaluate their programmes.

  5. Hard to see, harder to count - Survey guidelines to estimate forced labour of adults and children

    01 June 2012

    These guidelines share the experience gained and lessons learned by the ILO between 2008 and 2010 through quantitative surveys of forced labour and human trafficking undertaken at country level. They aim to provide comprehensive information and tools to enable national statistical offices and research institutes to undertake national surveys on forced labour of adults and/or children.

  6. Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A guide to designing labour laws

    23 May 2012

    This guide is a practical tool for those involved in national legislative processes and in the design of labour laws, including government officials and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations.

  7. Towards sustainable construction and green jobs in the Gaza Strip

    15 May 2012

    Sustainable construction provides opportunities to address and alleviate several challenges and needs currently experienced in Gaza, including the increasing housing demand, limited availability of construction materials, insufficient energy and water provision, inadequate sanitation, as well as severe unemployment. The assessment analyses the feasibility, opportunities and challenges relating to sustainable construction in relation to the above mentioned needs and explores ways to promote green jobs.

  8. National Study on Worst Forms of Child Labour in Syria

    11 April 2012

    The need for such a study stemmed from the awareness of the danger of child labour and its violation of child rights as stipulated in the Syrian Constitution and the international agreements and conventions ratified by Syria. The lack of new and comprehensive studies tackling child labour has further intensified the need to conduct this research.

  9. Working with migrant domestic workers in Lebanon (1980-2012): a mapping of NGO services

    04 April 2012

    The main purpose of the report is to explore how NGO agendas in the MDW subfield have progressed since the deliberations of the National Steering Committee on Women Migrant Domestic Workers. I expect it will be helpful in informing the interventions of relevant stakeholders in the area of domestic work.

  10. Rapid assessment on child labour in North Lebanon (Tripoli and Akkar) and Bekaa Governates

    01 April 2012

    Based on interviews with 1,007 children aged 5 to 17 working in Lebanese territory and 174 household visits