Resources on future of work

  1. Meeting document

    Report VI - Social security for social justice and a fair globalization

    08 March 2011

    This report seeks to inform the debate during the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference by providing: (a) an overview of the present state of social security around the world; (b) an identification of the main social security challenges; (c) an overview of national and ILO responses to the challenges; and (d) suggestions for the direction of future ILO action.

  2. Publication

    World Social Security Report 2010/11. Providing coverage in times of crisis and beyond

    16 November 2010

    This is the first in a new series of biennial reports that aim to map social security coverage globally, to presenting various methods and approaches for assessing coverage, and to identifying gaps in coverage. Backed by much comparative statistical data, this first report takes a comprehensive look at how countries are investing in social security, how they are financing it, and how effective their approaches are. The report examines the ways selected international organizations (the EU, OECD and ADB) monitor social protection and the correlation of social security coverage and the ILO Decent Work Indicators. The report's final section features a typology of national approaches to social security, with a focus on countries' responses to the economic crisis of 2008 -- and the lessons to be learned, especially concerning the short- and long-term management of pension schemes.

  3. Publication

    Mitigating a Jobs Crisis: Innovations in Public Employment Programmes (IPEP)

    01 July 2010

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 6

  4. Second edition

    Ergonomic checkpoints: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions

    01 July 2010

    The manual aims at reducing work-related accidents and diseases and improving safety, health and working conditions. The checkpoints offer practical, low-cost solutions to ergonomic problems, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. This second edition features revised text, additional checkpoints and new, full-colour illustrations.

  5. Publication

    International labour migration. A rights-based approach

    29 April 2010

    This book offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of international labour migration and the ILO's efforts to protect migrant workers through a rights-based approach. It gives new insights into the factors that motivate people to seek work outside their country of origin and the significant development effects on both origin and destination countries. Exposing the often limited access of migrant workers to their fundamental rights at work, it describes in detail the international norms that have evolved to protect migrant workers and ensure decent work for all. It reflects on existing and potential international governance structures, addressing the linkages between migration and development, and reviews the role of the ILO's Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration in improving policy-making and international cooperation in the area of labour migration. Price CHF 50; USD 50; GBP 30; EUR 33

  6. Publication

    Making migration a development factor: the case of North and West Africa

    28 April 2010

    Many individuals migrate in the hope of attaining better living and working conditions for themselves and their families – a fact which highlights the important role of the labour market for the individual in the migration experience. But the labour market also plays an important role in the manner in which migrant workers contribute to economic development in the country of destination and how migration influences development in the country of origin.

  7. Publication

    Extending the scope of application of labour laws to the informal economy

    15 April 2010

    Digest of comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies related to the informal economy

  8. Publication

    The fundamentals of labour administration

    28 January 2010

    A well-coordinated, professional and efficient labour administration machinery is essential to the effective governance of the labour market. This book will be an invaluable resource for labour administrators, labour inspectors, conciliators, employment service officials, governments, workers, employers, researchers and professionals.

  9. Publication

    In search of decent work. Migrant workers' rights: A manual for trade unionists

    13 January 2010

    Migration is primarily a labour issue. It concerns the movement of workers who cross borders to find employment, as well as the necessity of equal treatment, good working conditions and rights for these workers. The purpose of this manual is to guide the trade union movement's participation in shaping migration policies by promoting sound labour migration practices and reaching out to migrant workers. It aims to ensure that migration benefits the countries of origin as well as destination countries, and both migrant and non-migrant workers.

  10. Resource list

    Local Resource-Based Approaches for Infrastructure Investment - Source Book

    01 January 2010