Tools and Services on Enterprise Development

2012

  1. Publication

    Protecting the Poor: A microinsurance compendium. Vol. II

    10 April 2012

    Offering a synthesis of new trends and practices in the growing market of microinsurance, this volume will be an invaluable resource for policy-makers and practitioners alike.

2011

  1. Publication

    Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts - ILO-EC publication

    04 October 2011

    The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment

  2. Publication

    Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

    20 September 2011

    Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development. For many years, however, concerns have also been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This has led to questions about the social sustainability of globalization. This volume consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages.

  3. Studies on Growth with Equity - Germany

    Germany: A Job-centred approach

    28 March 2011

    Despite a dramatic decline in output as a result of the global financial and economic crisis, Germany’s labour market held up well compared with other countries. This was the conclusion reached by the first comprehensive assessment of Germany’s policy to tackle the crisis, issued by the ILO.

2010

  1. Publication

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

    01 July 2010

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 6

2009

  1. Project

    Work Improvements in Small Enterprises programme (WISE+)

    11 December 2009

    Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training programme that empowers small and medium enterprises to take practical and low-cost action to improve working conditions.

2008

  1. Publication

    Building Rural Roads

    05 November 2008

    This manual attempts to present a set of technical solutions and works methods commonly applied in a number of countries where the use of local resources is given serious consideration when building rural roads. Based on best practices from rural road-building programmes in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, it describes a set of work methods and procedures proven to be effective both in terms of cost and quality.

2007

  1. Publication

    Microfinance and public policy. Outreach, performance and efficiency.

    12 November 2007

    This book states to aid agencies and governments to consider efficiency as a robust and reliable criterion to guide their decisions on whether continuing or discounting support from microfinance institutions (MFIS).

  2. Publication

    Trade and employment: Challenges for policy research

    19 February 2007

    This study provides an impartial view of what can be said, on the relationship between trade and employment, an often contentious issue of public debate. Its focus is on the connections between trade policies, and labour and social policies. It is the outcome of collaborative research between the secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), addressing such issues tha concern both organizations.

2006

  1. Publication

    Offshoring and the Internationalization of Employment. A Challenge for a Fair Globalization?

    14 March 2006

    The book examines the trends in the internationalisation of employment, looks at losers and winners and proposes new policies of compensation.