Tools and Services on Enterprise Development

2017

  1. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 7

    Regulating the use of temporary contracts by enterprises

    09 March 2017

    The use of temporary employment allows enterprises to adjust their workforces to changing circumstances. However, an over-reliance on the use of temporary workers can lead to productivity challenges, both for individual firms and for the overall economy. Legislation governing the use of temporary contracts plays an important role in influencing firms’ decisions on how intensively to rely on temporary labour.

  2. Series: Guides for Integrated Rural Access Planning and Community Contracting in the Water and Sanitation sector

    Community Contracting to execute public works and manage services: Guide No. 3

    15 February 2017

  3. Publication

    The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting more and better jobs in low middle income countries: Issues, evidence and policy options: The case of India

    19 January 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 206

2016

  1. Publication

    The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting more and better jobs in China: Issues, evidence and policy options

    25 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 208

  2. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 5

    Employment Protection Legislation to Promote Quality of Job Creation

    02 November 2016

    An effective system of Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) must balance, among other things, the needs of workers for income and job security with employers’ need to adjust the workforce in an increasingly dynamic world of work. Indeed, rather than debating the benefits of more versus less EPL, more attention should be paid to the correct design of EPL, its interaction with other benefits, and its implementation and effective enforcement.

  3. Publication

    Boosting youth employment through public works

    31 October 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 203

  4. ILO Research paper No. 17

    Digitalization and structural labour market problems: The case of Germany

    13 September 2016

    This paper looks at one of the main drivers of technological change, digitalization and how it will impact jobs. Taking the case of Germany the paper argues that smart automation might not lead to overall job losses but considerable shifts in the structure of employment with regard to industries, occupations, skills and tasks.

  5. ILO Research paper No. 16

    Linking jobs in global supply chains to demand

    18 August 2016

    This paper presents evidence on the number of jobs in global supply chains for 40 countries, and explores in detail whose demand these jobs depend on in terms of countries and sectors. The paper documents the rapidly increasing number of jobs supported by production linkages between emerging economies, and provides evidence on the so-called servicification of manufacturing. Wage shares drop when a sector increases its participation in global supply chains as a supplier.

  6. Publication

    Summary of the report 'Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements'

    13 July 2016

    ILO report looks at how the increasing number of labour provisions in trade agreements are impacting the world of work.

  7. Studies on Growth with Equity

    Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements

    13 July 2016