Research Department Working Paper n°26
17 April 2018
This paper studies wages in exporting and importing firms of the manufacturing sector in Africa, using firm-level data and employer-employee-level data from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys.
Research Department Working Paper n°25
04 April 2018
This report synthesizes available evidence regarding how salient demographic and economic trends in sub-Saharan Africa are influencing the future of work in agriculture. It also identifies some of the major policy challenges that African governments are facing, which may influence future work in agriculture.
Research Department Working Paper n°24
13 March 2018
This paper presents the results of a comparative analysis of five leading global agro-food certification schemes that cover labour rights and protection, including for small farmers, as an integral part of their certification scope.
Research Department Working Paper n°23
07 November 2017
This paper uses data on foreign-owned and domestic firms in Sub-Saharan Africa and studies the differences in the quantity and quality of jobs that they offer, taking into account different characteristics of foreign-owned firms and analysing the role of country-level institutional factors.
Research Department Working Paper n°22
Uneven practices in voluntary labour commitments: An exploration of major listed companies through the VigeoEiris database
06 November 2017
Over recent decades, the emergence of new forms of private governance has been one of the most important features in global labour governance. At the moment, our understanding of private governance is however still fragmented and little is known about the degree to which major companies worldwide support these mechanisms. The aim of this paper is to provide a preliminary overview of voluntary labour commitments undertaken by major listed companies worldwide.
ILO What Works Research Brief No. 10
29 September 2017
Closing the gender gap in participation by 25 per cent by 2025 could increase global GDP by US$5.3 trillion
Research Department Working Paper n°20
26 September 2017
This paper presents a systematic collection and assessment of impact evaluations of active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean
Research Department Working Paper n°21
31 August 2017
This article examines empirical evidence on the effectiveness of past youth guarantee experiences, as well as the few existing evaluations of the European Youth Guarantee, to identify the factors that are key to their success.
ILO What Works Research Brief No. 9
30 August 2017
Since the adoption of Convention No. 189, over 70 ILO member States have acted to ensure decent working conditions for domestic workers.
ILO's Network on Future of Work
Psychology and the International Labor Organization: The Role of Psychology in the Decent Work Agenda
28 June 2017
The ILO has a century-long tradition of working on the psychology of work and is now faced with new and growing challenges as the world work is undergoing far-reaching changes. This short note discusses how ILO can benefit from recent psychosocial studies.