17 May 2017
Assessing the apiculture, artisanal mining, mopane worms and horticulture value chains to empower women and youth in Zimbabwe
Purchasing practices and low wages in global supply chains: Empirical cases from the garment industry
15 May 2017
Promoting sustainable global supply chains: International standards, due diligence and grievance mechanisms
15 February 2017
Paper presented at the 2nd Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group, February 2017
The impact of procurement practices in the electronics sector on labour rights and temporary and other forms of employment
16 January 2017
This working paper looks at the purchasing practices and how they impact rights at work, wages, working hours, non-standard forms of employment and occupational safety and health. It further discusses public governance and private standards in the electronics supply chain and concludes by evaluating how different stakeholders can impact the purchasing practices.
10 January 2017
This paper investigates the evolutions of the supply chain in ICT manufacturing sector since 2000 and discusses the impact of these evolutions in terms of distribution of the value added across firms and across countries.
Health workforce: A global supply chain approach. New data on the employment effects of health economies in 185 countries.
08 December 2016
This paper provides evidence that investments in health protection not only impact on the achievement of health objectives, but also create an important source of employment across numerous economic sectors.
05 December 2016
Many countries around the world are at the onset of a care crisis: with the ageing of the population, and continually increasing rates of female labour participation, families are increasingly turning to domestic workers to care for their homes, children, and ageing parents. While an increasing share of domestic work is part of the formal economy, domestic work remains one of the sectors with the highest share of informal employment. This new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.
24 November 2016
This report is part of a broader ILO strategy to promote Decent Work for Domestic Workers. It builds on knowledge generated in the context of the European Union-funded Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (2013–2016).
01 November 2016
This study examines the challenges facing tripartite social dialogue in Spain and its potential for revitalization following the timid steps taken by successive governments and the social partners. The authors contrast this situation to the resilience of bipartite social dialogue between trade unions and employer organizations, and the positive contribution it made to coordinating collective bargaining through this difficult economic and political period. The report highlights a number of good practices in seeking to re-launch tripartite social dialogue, including a 2014 Declaration of Intent signed by trade unions, employers’ organizations and the government, and a pact on employment activation policies for the long-term unemployed. These achievements are promising, although additional efforts are needed to fully revitalize social dialogue and contribute to a stronger economic and labour market recovery. The paper considers also the role of social dialogue in key policy issues such as labour market and pension reforms, and the formulation and implementation of National Reform Programmes in the context of the European Semester.
Redistributing value added towards labour in apparel supply chains: Tackling low wages through purchasing practices
07 October 2016