Publications

October 2015

  1. Publication

    Demographic change and private sector disability management in Australia, Canada, China and Switzerland - A comparative study: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) sees disability management (DM) as crucial to supporting workers whose employment is threatened by illness or accident and bringing people back to work. However, despite the widespread adoption of DM, comparative international research among private companies in this area is minimal.

  2. Publication

    ILO Global Business and Disability Network: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is a business-led, member-based initiative that fosters the development of a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, promoting the hiring, retention and professional development of people with disabilities.

  3. Publication

    Promoting Youth Employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    This technical cooperation project, funded by Lukoil and implemented by the ILO, seeks to strengthen the impact of policies and programmes on youth employment in order to support the creation of more and better jobs for young people. The project focuses on effective responses to the escalating youth employment crisis through initiatives at regional, national and local levels.

  4. Publication

    Implementation of the labour force survey in Yemen: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO, with financial support from Silatech, applied its international technical expertise to build the capacity of the Yemen Central Statistical Office (CSO) in order to establish a sustainable Labour Market Information System (LMIS) to generate regular, high-quality labour market data that meets international standards. The LMIS also serves to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MOSAL) to analyse and disseminate comprehensive data to support the ministry’s activities in labour-market monitoring, policy-oriented analysis and policy formulation.

  5. Publication

    TAQEEM Fund for youth employment evaluation (Phase I & II) - A partnership to promote results-based monitoring and evaluation for youth employment in the MENA region: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Taqeem (meaning “evaluation” in Arabic) has been implemented in two phases. The first phase worked with 15 youth employment organizations and initiatives reaching approximately 15,000 young people a year as part of a competitively selected Community of Practice (CoP) to improve their capacity to measure and monitor the impact of their programmes. This was achieved firstly through “Evaluation Clinics” which taught CoP members the key steps for impact evaluation and equipped them with enhanced, low-cost, high-impact monitoring and evaluation tools and small grants. The development of a web-based knowledge sharing platform and dissemination campaigns supported the reporting of successes and challenges to stakeholders and raised project profiles. Finally, organizations with positive results developed and conducted randomized control trail studies to show the impact of their programmes.

  6. Publication

    Improving labour market outcomes for young women and men: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Youth Employment Programme carried out a global systematic review of youth employment interventions. The aim of the study is to support policymakers and practitioners with evidence-based recommendations on what works to effectively support youth in the labour market. With financial support from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the review analysed the impact of skills training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment interventions.

  7. Publication

    Building capacity for social compliance of investments in African agriculture: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The partner in this PPP, AATIF, is an investment fund that emerged through a public-private partnership initiated by the KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Deutsche Bank. It aims to realize the potential of Africa’s agriculture for the benefit of the poor. AATIF pursues a private sector approach addressing the specific needs of the agricultural sector in a market-oriented way, while its social and environmental management system and strong governance structure with an independent compliance advisor ensure a positive development impact.

  8. Publication

    Governing labour standards in the Chinese electronics manufacturing industry - Labour market institutions and governance of global production chains: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaigns emerged to fill the gap created by a weakness in relevant ‘hard laws’ and their implementation. Currently, a marked move towards more ‘traditional’ hard law and industrial relations approaches is leading to profound changes in labour market conditions and governance. These are changes that can bring vertical and horizontal chain reactions throughout the global production chain. A better understanding of these consequences is essential to improve the chain and facilitate equitable growth and development.

  9. Publication

    Chinese supplier training: Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE): Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is a practical training and in-factory counselling programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises. The product demonstrates best international practice in the manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs to participate in global supply chains.

  10. Publication

    Know About Business in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt): Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO adapted its Know About Business (KAB) programme, which is a set of training materials for entrepreneurship education, to bridge the pre-start gap that students in the oPt face before entry to the labour market with information to develop entrepreneurial skills and prepare students and trainees not only to establish their own businesses, but also to work productively in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  11. Publication

    Know About Business (KAB) in Saudi Arabia: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO entrepreneurship education programme, Know About Business (KAB), draws on ILO’s successful experience in the field. The KAB training methodology develops entrepreneurial competencies among young people and the particular knowledge needed for self-employment and the creation of micro and small enterprises. Since 2009, the KAB programme has been introduced into vocational, secondary and higher education in approximately 50 countries and translated into 22 languages. In the Arab region, the programme has successfully been implemented in Syria, Yemen, the occupied Palestinian territories, Oman, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.

  12. Publication

    Entrepreneurship education: Know About Business in Jordan: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Know About Business (KAB) training programme has contributed to the creation of an enterprise culture in many countries and societies. It promotes awareness among young people of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and self-employment, and of their role in shaping their future and their country's economic and social development.

  13. Publication

    Work4Youth: The Mastercard Foundation's partnership with the ILO: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    A public-private partnership (PPP) between the ILO and The MasterCard Foundation was established to improve data and knowledge on youth employment that will, in turn, help the ILO to better guide constituents to shape effective policies and programmes on youth employment in 36 countries worldwide.

  14. Publication

    ILO Youth Entrepreneurship Facility Youth-to-Youth Fund in East Africa: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) enables African youth to turn their energy and ideas into business opportunities to increase their income and create decent work for themselves and others. It is an initiative by the Danish-led Africa Commission, implemented by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) and the ILO, with financial support from BASF.

  15. Publication

    Enhancing Zambian SMEs' competitiveness and access to finance: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The African Management Services Company (AMSCO) helps African companies to become globally competitive, profitable and sustainable – it provides selected private companies and commercially operated public enterprises with professional management and related services.

  16. Publication

    Making globalization socially sustainable: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Research Foundation, the International Labour Office (ILO), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) established collaboration to bring together the world's leading academic experts on globalization. They included Dani Rodrik of Harvard University, Nina Pavcnik of Dartmouth College, and Ludger Woessmann of the University of Munich. The result was a publication that provides insights into the links between globalization and (i) employment; (ii) uncertainty; and (iii) inequality.

  17. Publication

    Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility was launched in 2008. Generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation, and Munich Re has made it possible to dramatically expand the outreach of insurance services to low-income households and enterprises, strengthen insurance providers and ensure that better risk management practices are more widely available.

  18. Publication

    Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility was launched in 2008. Generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation, and Munich Re has made it possible to dramatically expand the outreach of insurance services to low-income households and enterprises, strengthen insurance providers and ensure that better risk management practices are more widely available.

  19. Publication

    Employment promotion following the earthquake in Mianzhu, Sichuan Province of China: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    In May 2008, an earthquake registering 8.0 on the Richter scale struck the Sichuan province in China. Official statistics state that over 45 million people were affected, including 69,163 deaths. Approximately 6.5 million homes were destroyed and many had to relocate. Around 30 million people lost the majority of their productive assets and almost 2 million people lost their livelihoods. Helping affected persons to develop new livelihoods and seek new sources of income in a new context was the most important need.

  20. Publication

    Microfinance support programme in Viet Nam: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Microfinance has played an important role in national, provincial and local efforts to reduce poverty over this period with over 300,000 regular clients of microfinance institutions. However, access to relevant and sustainable microfinance services (credit, savings, insurance, money transfers) remains a challenge. The microfinance industry in Viet Nam still needs investments in all aspects for further development – at all levels.

  21. Publication

    Women's Entrepreneurship Development in Yemen: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS), Yemen’s national agency promoting small and micro-enterprises and a subsidiary of the Social Fund for Development, recently embarked on an initiative to economically empower women and to facilitate their access to microfinance by building their capacity to open a business or to improve existing ones. It entered into a contractual agreement with the Soul for Development Organization, the SEEDS Institute, the Bena’a Consultancy and Training Institute and the Impact Institute, to deliver business management training. This training targeted existing and potential women entrepreneurs in order to build further links with microfinance institutions. Given ILO’s experience in enterprise development in general and women entrepreneurship specifically, SMEPS approached the ILO to extend its technical assistance in this field.