Tools and Services on National Employment Policies

2016

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 73

    Productivity, wages and unions in Japan

    31 March 2016

  2. Publication

    Illustrated guidelines for gender-responsive employment intensive investment programmes

    15 March 2016

    This guide is the outcome of a study carried out on gender and public works, and has been developed using evidence from 43 EIIPs implemented in 27 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America between 1995 and 2013.

  3. “What works” Research Brief No. 4

    The employment effects of public works programmes

    11 March 2016

    The “What Works” Research Brief No. 4 discusses the most recent evidence on the role of public works and workfare programmes in improving participants’ labour market and social outcomes. It draws from new knowledge on the effectiveness of these type of programmes summarized in the Synthesis Report “What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean” and the particular experience of the workfare programme Construyendo Perú implemented in Peru to improve employability and labour market outcomes of participants.

  4. “What works” Research Brief No. 3

    The role of PES in improving employment quality

    11 March 2016

    The “What Works” Research Brief No. 3 discusses the most recent evidence on the role of Public Employment Services (PES) in improving participants’ labour market outcomes. It draws from new knowledge on the effectiveness of this type of programmes summarized in the Synthesis Report “What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean” and the experience of the Public Employment Service in Colombia and its effectiveness in improving employment outcomes of participants.

  5. “What works” Research Brief No. 2

    Promoting employment by providing active support through CCT programmes

    11 March 2016

    The “What Works” Research Brief No. 2 discusses the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of active labour market measures in increasing employability and job quality of conditional cash transfers (CCT) beneficiaries. It draws from new knowledge on the effectiveness of these type of programmes summarized in the Synthesis Report “What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean” and the particular experience of a programme implemented in Argentina that provided skills upgrading and job placement support to eligible beneficiaries of the CCT programme Plan Jefes.

  6. What works in short: Research Brief No. 1

    Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 March 2016

    The “What Works” Research Brief No. 1 provides an overview of the main findings and policy conclusions of the research project “What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The brief presents the motivation of the research project and its main outputs, as well as the key research findings and policy recommendations drawn from the Synthesis Report of the same name.

  7. Social Protection Policy Paper. Paper 16

    Social protection for domestic workers: Key policy trends and statistics

    10 March 2016

    This policy paper: (i) provides an overview of the global situation of social security provisions for domestic workers in 163 countries; (ii) analyses trends, policies and gaps in terms of legal and effective social security coverage for domestic workers; (iii) describes and analyses the configuration of social security schemes for domestic workers, such as their institutional organization, financing and administration; (iv) informs on challenges to extending coverage; and (v) provides a compilation and description of international practices of social security schemes for the domestic work sector, including comparative information.

2015

  1. Publication

    The role of construction as an employment provider: A world-wide input-output analysis

    21 December 2015

    Employment Working Paper No. 186

  2. Publication

    Non-standard working in public services in Germany and the United Kingdom

    19 December 2015

    This paper is focused on those employed in the central civil service and those employed in local and regional government in Germany and the UK.

  3. Publication

    Integrating core work skills into TVET systems: Six country case studies

    17 December 2015

    This report assesses the extent to which six diverse countries have embedded core skills for employability in their TVET and skills systems: Australia; Chile; India; Jamaica; Malawi; and the Philippines. These six case studies have demonstrated that in both developed and developing countries, much remains to be done to ensure that TVET and skills systems adequately and systematically take steps to develop the core skills that so profoundly enhance the employability of learners, jobseekers and workers.