21 March 2014
Globally, an estimated 500 million people have microinsurance, up from 78 million in 2008. Craig Churchill, head of the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, discusses the growing value and viability of this insurance mechanism aimed at low-income people.
19 March 2014
"In some countries, key elements of the ESM have been radically transformed, and sometimes dismantled, even though they clearly were not the cause of the crisis or the budgetary deficits," says ILO Senior labour economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead.
Business and development
11 March 2014
Providing training, health-care and childcare to female workers has an impact that stretches beyond the factory floor.
08 March 2014
Despite significant progress over the past decades, gender equality remains a challenge in Latin America, where women study more than men, but earn less.
International labour standards
04 March 2014
We need to step up the speed of change to better protect domestic workers throughout the world, says ILO Wage Specialist Malte Luebker six months after the entry into force of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
12 February 2014
Boosting rural investment in Africa would create millions of badly needed jobs, as well as food security and resilience.
New ILO Publication
10 February 2014
A new ILO book shows that the growing gap between rich and poor is only partially associated with technological change. The divide is mostly the result of economic and institutional policies that preceded the global economic and social crisis and were exacerbated by it.
03 February 2014
Definitions are important in developing reliable data and in guiding action on forced and child labour. They mean we can be held accountable for our efforts to generate change in the name of those who are the most exploited in the world today.
29 January 2014
Women in Bangladesh have made major strides over the past decades, putting the South Asian country at the forefront among the least-developed countries in addressing gender disparity.
24 January 2014
This oped has appeared in several leading newspapers around the world.