Reports and working papers on supply chains

  1. Study on decent work in the textile and clothing industry in Madagascar

    23 May 2023

    In-depth qualitative and quantitative research on the challenges and opportunities for decent work along the textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar.

  2. Egypt Youth Employment (EYE): Jobs and Private Sector Development in Rural Egypt “RAWABET” Ready Made Garments in Egypt: Market Systems Analysis

    01 May 2023

  3. Viet Nam’s electronics supply chain: Decent work challenges and opportunities

    20 February 2023

    The report assesses the electronics industry in Viet Nam, the largest export sector and one of the largest employers in Viet Nam, with the aim of understanding opportunities and challenges for advancing decent work during the post-COVID-19 recovery period.

  4. Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends

    24 June 2022

    The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.

  5. The new world of work: Challenges and opportunities for social partners and labour institutions

    31 December 2021

    This book examines social dialogue and the role of social partners in the governance of the world of work in 34 European countries.

  6. Banning Hazardous Pesticides: Recommendation for Myanmar

    18 October 2021

    Vision Zero Fund is a project on occupational safety and health (OSH) working in Myanmar since May 2017 in the garment, ginger, and contruction value chains. Handling agrochemicals brings risks to farmers and has been a significant OSH concern in the ginger value chain.

  7. Trade agreements and decent work in Mexico: the case of the automotive and textile industries

    29 June 2021

    The study applies the framework of decent work indicators developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), in combination with input–output analysis, to explore selected links between international trade and certain indicators of decent work in two industries of Mexico’s manufacturing sector: automotive and textile.

  8. Multilateral approaches to global supply chains

    14 December 2020

    This paper is an update of the 2016 International Labour Organization (ILO) Working Paper Multilateral Approaches to Global Supply Chains. The original paper served as an input for the 2016 International Labour Conference discussion on decent work in global supply chains.

  9. Gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the garment sector

    10 November 2020

    This brief, co-authored by the ILO and Better Work, aims to raise awareness of the gendered reality of COVID-19 and to outline some of the ways in which the pandemic impacts women and men workers in the garment sector in the short, medium and long terms.

  10. What drives CSR? An empirical analysis on the labour dimensions of CSR

    05 August 2020

    Relying on the data provided by an ESG rating agency, this paper aims at bringing more understanding on the diversity of firms’ behaviours in terms of labour related CSR and filling a gap on the potential role of labour market institutions, including workers’ collective rights, to contribute to an effective CSR policy.