Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
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Working PaperLabour market projections and time allocation in Myanmar: Application of a new computable general equilibrium (CGE) model
Myanmar has, in recent years, strengthened its focus on human capital as a development pillar, and introduced legislation and adopted conventions on child labour...Myanmar Child labour School reform
Working PaperLabour conditions in regional versus global value chains: Insights from apparel firms in Lesotho and Eswatini
We explore how decent work varies across Southern Africa apparel firms participating in global value chains (GVCs) and regional value chains (RVCs), respectively...Regional value chains Global value chains Decent Work
BlogDecent work and COVID-19 – it’s time for a just deal for all workers
Seven months into the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19, we already see significant effects on employment and earnings worldwide...Decent Work Informality COVID-19
BlogCOVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle: Three guiding principles for a better deal
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite...Decent Work Informality Women's work
BlogFive ways coronavirus is deepening global inequality
Before coronavirus, inequality was already increasing in many parts of the developing world . But the pandemic is going to greatly heighten existing economic and social inequalities...COVID-19 Inequality Decent Work
SeminarDecent Work in the Era of Sustainable Development
What is the role of decent work in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era? This was the main topic of discussion in the seminar organized by the Global Sustainability Foundation and the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK) , which...