Measurement of the employment and labour-related impacts of MNEs: a proposal for action

In section 1 the operational definition of MNE as used by different international institutions and databases is discussed and the common components are highlighted. An overview of the availability of statistics on the operation of MNEs is provided in Section 3. A review of the major data sources and analysis of the variables available by compiling countries is carried out in order to detect their usefulness to measure the impacts of MNEs according to the principles of the MNE Declaration. Based on these principles, some decent work indicators to assess the MNEs employment and labour-related impacts are proposed in Section 4. Some recommendations for further work and country case studies are suggested in Section 5.