Working papers

2018

  1. Social dialogue in the public service in selected countries of the European Union

    19 July 2018

    The aim of this paper is to analyse the regulation and practice of social dialogue in the public service at the European Union (EU) level and within a group of EU countries, with a focus on the forms of social dialogue other than collective bargaining and their evolution after the onset of the 2008 economic crisis.

  2. "Negotiating the algorithm”: Automation, artificial intelligence and labour protection

    10 July 2018

  3. Impact of macroeconomic reform on labour markets and income in Zambia: Assessing ZAMMOD

    05 July 2018

    This paper, authored by Alemayehu Geda, John Weeks and Herryman Moono, reviews an econometric model (ZAMMOD) currently being used by the Zambia Ministry of Finance for forecasting, policy analysis and budget preparation; identifies some limitations to the labour market block of ZAMMOD, and makes specific recommendations on how the block could be enhanced. The authors then introduce these recommendation into the model and run simulations examining the labour market impacts of the of austerity measures.

  4. Multi-employer collective bargaining in South Africa

    12 June 2018

    In South Africa, collective bargaining operates at multiple levels. The main distinction to draw is between single-employer bargaining and multi-employer bargaining.

  5. Mapping and measuring the effectiveness of labour-related disclosure requirements for global supply chains

    11 June 2018

    This study analyses the global rise of disclosure legislations as an approach to governing labour standards in global supply chains.

  6. Building an adequate U.S. labor and social protection system for the 21st century

    05 June 2018

    Over the last several decades the economic prospects facing U.S. workers and households have changed in substantial ways. For most, it has been a change for the worse. This paper is intended to bring analytical clarity and focus to the issues that currently confront workers, households and policy makers in the spheres of employment and social protection.

  7. Is biometric technology in social protection programmes illegal or arbitrary? An analysis of privacy and data protection

    05 June 2018

    Social protection programmes require processing significant data amounts, including often-sensitive information such as household assets, health status and physical or intellectual disabilities. Now more than ever, it is critical to address issues of privacy and data security in social protection programme design, implementation and evaluation.

  8. International Framework Agreements in the food retail, garment and chemicals sectors: Lessons learned from three case studies

    31 May 2018

    With a focus on three recent IFAs in three economic sectors, this working paper is a contribution to the growing body of knowledge on international framework agreements. It complements existing and ongoing research on national and cross-border social dialogue and international framework agreements by other international and regional organizations and by the ILO itself.

  9. Spotlight on sexual violence and harassment in commercial agriculture: Lower and middle income countries

    28 May 2018

    Sexual violence and harassment among commercial agricultural workers is widespread, perhaps even pervasive, throughout the world. This paper summarizes information from a synthesis of research conducted on sexual violence and harassment in four commercial agriculture contexts; one in Africa, one in Asia, and two in Latin America.

  10. Are remittances good for labor markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States?

    27 May 2018

    We present cross-country evidence on the impact of remittances on labor market outcomes. Remittances appear to have a strong impact on both labor supply and labor demand in recipient countries.