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  • Development funding is increasingly being channelled through Development Finance Institutions. These national institutions are particularly solicited when using development aid money to free up further investment, known as leveraging. When used well, these tools have the potential to allow sectors of developing countries’ economies that wouldn’t otherwise attract investment to strengthen and expand. However, this joint TUDCN-CPDE research paper highlights a number of alarming shortfalls in how these institutions operate that can seriously undermine international development goals. This new report, entitled ‘The development effectiveness of supporting the private sector with ODA funds’ examined nine Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). It is jointly produced by the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) and the TUDCN. Five case studies (available below) provided a background for the study which found that DFI practice is lacking in three vital areas: Ownership Ownership has been repeatedly highlighted as a fundamental pillar of development. In spite of […]

    The development effectiveness of Development Finance Institutions

    Development funding is increasingly being channelled through Development Finance Institutions. These national institutions are particularly solicited when using development aid money to free up further investment, known as leveraging. When used well, these tools have the potential to allow sectors of developing countries’ economies that wouldn’t otherwise attract investment to strengthen and expand. However, this joint TUDCN-CPDE research paper highlights a number of alarming shortfalls in how these institutions operate that can seriously undermine international development goals. This new report, entitled ‘The development effectiveness of supporting the private sector with ODA funds’ examined nine Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). It is jointly produced by the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) and the TUDCN. Five case studies (available below) provided a background for the study which found that DFI practice is lacking in three vital areas: Ownership Ownership has been repeatedly highlighted as a fundamental pillar of development. In spite of […]

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  • ILO: Labour market policies in Latin America must be reoriented to protect social achievements and address productivity gaps At a time when governments in the region face the dual challenges of creating quality jobs and safeguarding achievements in social inclusion and work quality, an ILO report highlights the need for a new approach based on active labour market policies to address the current economic slowdown. Lima, 21 June 2016 (ILO) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged Latin American countries to carry out a “strategic reorientation” of their labour market policies in order to increase productivity and to address rising unemployment and informality resulting from the economic slowdown. The report in Spanish A report warns that “the achievements made since the 2000s, in terms of social inclusion and work quality have stalled and are even beginning to reverse,” which can lead to a dangerous “structural stagnation” in labour markets […]

    ILO calls for reorientation of Latin American labour market policies

    ILO: Labour market policies in Latin America must be reoriented to protect social achievements and address productivity gaps At a time when governments in the region face the dual challenges of creating quality jobs and safeguarding achievements in social inclusion and work quality, an ILO report highlights the need for a new approach based on active labour market policies to address the current economic slowdown. Lima, 21 June 2016 (ILO) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged Latin American countries to carry out a “strategic reorientation” of their labour market policies in order to increase productivity and to address rising unemployment and informality resulting from the economic slowdown. The report in Spanish A report warns that “the achievements made since the 2000s, in terms of social inclusion and work quality have stalled and are even beginning to reverse,” which can lead to a dangerous “structural stagnation” in labour markets […]

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  • How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? Discover the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO). Raymond Torres, Head of the ILO Research department, introduces the new annual flagship report “World Employment and Social Outlook 2015: The Changing Nature of Jobs” to be launched by the International Labour Organization. GENEVA, 19 May 2015 (ILO News) – Only one quarter of workers worldwide is estimated to have a stable employment relationship, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO)   finds that, among countries with available data (covering 84 per cent of the global workforce), three quarters of workers are employed on temporary or short-term contracts, in informal jobs often without any contract, under own-account arrangements or in unpaid family jobs. Over 60 per cent of all workers lack any kind […]

    ILO warns of widespread insecurity in the global labour market

    How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? Discover the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO). Raymond Torres, Head of the ILO Research department, introduces the new annual flagship report “World Employment and Social Outlook 2015: The Changing Nature of Jobs” to be launched by the International Labour Organization. GENEVA, 19 May 2015 (ILO News) – Only one quarter of workers worldwide is estimated to have a stable employment relationship, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO)   finds that, among countries with available data (covering 84 per cent of the global workforce), three quarters of workers are employed on temporary or short-term contracts, in informal jobs often without any contract, under own-account arrangements or in unpaid family jobs. Over 60 per cent of all workers lack any kind […]

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  • Thie ILO Global Employment Trends 2013 Report examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends. Download the report (Full report 161 pages – pdf 5.6 MB) Executive Summary (11 pages – pdf 0.4 MB) Key findings – Youth jobs’ gains wiped out by slow recovery – The long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades. – 73.4 million young people – 12.6 % – are expected to be out of work in 2013, an increase of 3.5 million between 2007 and 2013. – Behind this worsening figure, the report shows persistent unemployment, a proliferation of temporary jobs and growing youth discouragement in advanced economies; and poor quality, informal, subsistence jobs in developing countries. From school to work… – Informal, […]

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk | ILO Report

    Thie ILO Global Employment Trends 2013 Report examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends. Download the report (Full report 161 pages – pdf 5.6 MB) Executive Summary (11 pages – pdf 0.4 MB) Key findings – Youth jobs’ gains wiped out by slow recovery – The long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades. – 73.4 million young people – 12.6 % – are expected to be out of work in 2013, an increase of 3.5 million between 2007 and 2013. – Behind this worsening figure, the report shows persistent unemployment, a proliferation of temporary jobs and growing youth discouragement in advanced economies; and poor quality, informal, subsistence jobs in developing countries. From school to work… – Informal, […]

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  • International Youth Day, marked every year on August 12, aims at drawing attention to issues affecting young people worldwide. It is also an opportunity to highlight some of the policies and practices that can help tackle the youth jobs crisis. Promoting youth employment has become a top priority for many governments at a time when 75 million young people worldwide are jobless. ILO News looks at practices that can help turn around the dramatic youth employment situation. The ILO has warned of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world. Youth guarantees Programmes that guarantee young people will get a job, education or training have shown good results in a number of countries. In Finland, the success rate of the youth guarantee scheme is estimated at […]

    Youth employment: What works | ILO Evidence

    International Youth Day, marked every year on August 12, aims at drawing attention to issues affecting young people worldwide. It is also an opportunity to highlight some of the policies and practices that can help tackle the youth jobs crisis. Promoting youth employment has become a top priority for many governments at a time when 75 million young people worldwide are jobless. ILO News looks at practices that can help turn around the dramatic youth employment situation. The ILO has warned of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world. Youth guarantees Programmes that guarantee young people will get a job, education or training have shown good results in a number of countries. In Finland, the success rate of the youth guarantee scheme is estimated at […]

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  • Learning forum on Green Jobs: local strategies and actions. Provides participants with a range of development tools and best practices with the objective to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of innovative Green Jobs strategies and actions at the local level. Target group: Local, regional and national officials concerned with economic development or planning and environmental policies; experts from international organizations, NGOs, chambers of commerce and other bodies dealing with territorial development, environment, representatives of workers, employers, local business organizations, cooperatives and other member-based organizations. Application deadline: 27 February 2011 A limited number of partial fellowships is available! Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Modality: face-to-face Location: Turin and StudyVisit Start Date: 2011/04/04 – End Date: 2011/04/21

    Learning forum on Green Jobs: local strategies and actions

    Learning forum on Green Jobs: local strategies and actions. Provides participants with a range of development tools and best practices with the objective to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of innovative Green Jobs strategies and actions at the local level. Target group: Local, regional and national officials concerned with economic development or planning and environmental policies; experts from international organizations, NGOs, chambers of commerce and other bodies dealing with territorial development, environment, representatives of workers, employers, local business organizations, cooperatives and other member-based organizations. Application deadline: 27 February 2011 A limited number of partial fellowships is available! Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Modality: face-to-face Location: Turin and StudyVisit Start Date: 2011/04/04 – End Date: 2011/04/21

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  • The Call — Learning Link. The Turin 2011 Learning Link is based on the principle of collaborative contributions. This call is addressed to all organizations that are willing to share their knowledge and experiences in a participatory learning setting from April 11-15 at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy. Themes South-South and Triangular Cooperation • This thematic area may be examined through the lens of understanding concepts, contexts and the international discourse on South-South and triangular cooperation. Practical questions, such as how to establish commitment to partnerships for capacity development? or what are successful strategies to implementing South-South and triangular cooperation for capacity development? may also be addressed. Private Sector Participation • In addition to analyzing challenges and opportunities for public and private sector cooperation for capacity development, the steering committee would appreciate session proposals that investigate incentives and tactics for the proactive inclusion of the […]

    The Call — The Turin 2011 Learning Link

    The Call — Learning Link. The Turin 2011 Learning Link is based on the principle of collaborative contributions. This call is addressed to all organizations that are willing to share their knowledge and experiences in a participatory learning setting from April 11-15 at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy. Themes South-South and Triangular Cooperation • This thematic area may be examined through the lens of understanding concepts, contexts and the international discourse on South-South and triangular cooperation. Practical questions, such as how to establish commitment to partnerships for capacity development? or what are successful strategies to implementing South-South and triangular cooperation for capacity development? may also be addressed. Private Sector Participation • In addition to analyzing challenges and opportunities for public and private sector cooperation for capacity development, the steering committee would appreciate session proposals that investigate incentives and tactics for the proactive inclusion of the […]

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  • Based on new developments in the labour market and depending on the timeliness and effectiveness of recovery efforts, the ILO report says global unemployment in 2009 could increase over 2007 by a range of 18 million to 30 million workers, and more than 50 million if the situation continues to deteriorate. The ILO report also said that in this last scenario some 200 million workers, mostly in developing economies, could be pushed into extreme poverty. http://tinyurl.com/bbx2so

    Global Employment Trends Report 2009

    Based on new developments in the labour market and depending on the timeliness and effectiveness of recovery efforts, the ILO report says global unemployment in 2009 could increase over 2007 by a range of 18 million to 30 million workers, and more than 50 million if the situation continues to deteriorate. The ILO report also said that in this last scenario some 200 million workers, mostly in developing economies, could be pushed into extreme poverty. http://tinyurl.com/bbx2so

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  • Promoting Pro-Poor growth: A Practical Guide to ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment http://www.oecd.org/document/… This practical guide, developed by the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET), is designed to help staff in developing countries and in aid agencies to plan and execute PIAs and to interpret their findings, the ultimate goal being to design and implement more effective poverty reduction policies and programmes. Download: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/39/38978856.pdf Ex ante appraisal of the impacts on poverty of the project ”Plateforme du Millénaire de Diamniadio” http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/57/32/39206523.pdf Process documentation of the first Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) in the Republic of Senegal, by Kerstin Meyer, Andrea Warner, Roland Hackenberg, Nathalie Manga Badji, GTZ, Dakar, June 2007 Sample Mission Report http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/57/53/38609100.pdf Ex Ante Poverty Impact Assessment for Regional Economic Development: Green Belt Siem Reap Province, Cambodia Sample Mission Report http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/31/27/41768805.pdf Financial Cooperation with Cambodia. Poverty Impact Assessment for Rural Electrification II Managing for Development Results and Mutual Accountability The […]

    Key reading on ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment

    Promoting Pro-Poor growth: A Practical Guide to ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment http://www.oecd.org/document/… This practical guide, developed by the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET), is designed to help staff in developing countries and in aid agencies to plan and execute PIAs and to interpret their findings, the ultimate goal being to design and implement more effective poverty reduction policies and programmes. Download: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/39/38978856.pdf Ex ante appraisal of the impacts on poverty of the project ”Plateforme du Millénaire de Diamniadio” http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/57/32/39206523.pdf Process documentation of the first Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) in the Republic of Senegal, by Kerstin Meyer, Andrea Warner, Roland Hackenberg, Nathalie Manga Badji, GTZ, Dakar, June 2007 Sample Mission Report http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/57/53/38609100.pdf Ex Ante Poverty Impact Assessment for Regional Economic Development: Green Belt Siem Reap Province, Cambodia Sample Mission Report http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/31/27/41768805.pdf Financial Cooperation with Cambodia. Poverty Impact Assessment for Rural Electrification II Managing for Development Results and Mutual Accountability The […]

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  • Employment and incomes key to pulling world economy out of tailspin, as ILO predicts up to 50 million jobs to go and 200 million more into absolute poverty, as new IMF figures herald global recession. The global financial crisis now threatens to become a social time bomb if the world’s governments don’t act together to save and create jobs, according to global trade union leaders attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The ITUC, with its national affiliates and Global Unions partners, is pushing a comprehensive recovery and reform package, with top priority on sustainable employment, in discussions with the global institutions and national governments. Ensuring workers’ rights to union representation and collective bargaining, coupled with investment in labour market programmes, have to be the core of recovery efforts to enable consumer spending to steer economies onto the path to growth. In their statement to the Davos meeting, […]

    Unions to Davos: Jobs the Missing Link

    Employment and incomes key to pulling world economy out of tailspin, as ILO predicts up to 50 million jobs to go and 200 million more into absolute poverty, as new IMF figures herald global recession. The global financial crisis now threatens to become a social time bomb if the world’s governments don’t act together to save and create jobs, according to global trade union leaders attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The ITUC, with its national affiliates and Global Unions partners, is pushing a comprehensive recovery and reform package, with top priority on sustainable employment, in discussions with the global institutions and national governments. Ensuring workers’ rights to union representation and collective bargaining, coupled with investment in labour market programmes, have to be the core of recovery efforts to enable consumer spending to steer economies onto the path to growth. In their statement to the Davos meeting, […]

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  • Economic turbulence largely due to credit market turmoil and rising oil prices could spur an increase in global unemployment by an estimated 5 million persons in 2008. This is one of the main findings in the GET report 2008. This new projection for 2008 is in contrast to 2007, a watershed year in which sound global GDP growth, led to a ”stabilization” of global labour markets with more people in work. http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/strat/download/get08.pdf

    ILO Global Employment Trends 2008

    Economic turbulence largely due to credit market turmoil and rising oil prices could spur an increase in global unemployment by an estimated 5 million persons in 2008. This is one of the main findings in the GET report 2008. This new projection for 2008 is in contrast to 2007, a watershed year in which sound global GDP growth, led to a ”stabilization” of global labour markets with more people in work. http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/strat/download/get08.pdf

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