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August 2008

  1. Article

    Promotional Flyer:Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

    10 August 2008

March 2008

  1. Publication

    A view on international labour standards, labour law and MSEs

    20 March 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 18

January 2008

  1. Publication

    Integrating mass media in small enterprise development : current knowledge and good practices

    03 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 2

  2. Publication

    Challenging the myths about learning and training in small and medium-sized enterprises : implications for public policy?

    01 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 1

  3. Publication

    Financial Education - Cambodia - Trainer’s manual

    01 January 2008

    This guide primarily targets women, who usually manage household money in Cambodia. The training makes them more informed and empowered financial decision-makers, able to set financial targets and reach them. This helps them to improve their living conditions, send their children to school and enjoy rewarding lives.

  4. Publication

    Business Group Formation Empowering Women and Men in Developing Communities

    01 January 2008

    This manual helps trainers to promote group formation as a way to empower women and men in low income communities. It is designed for use in workshops to facilitate the process of group formation and development for joint production, business and/or social activities, such as buying raw materials together, sharing business premises, joint marketing and mutual assistance in coping with family emergencies.

December 2007

  1. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #49: Financial arrangements in informal apprenticeships

    03 December 2007

    Determinants and effects: findings from urban Ghana

November 2007

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    Microfinance and public policy. Outreach, performance and efficiency.

    12 November 2007

    This book states to aid agencies and governments to consider efficiency as a robust and reliable criterion to guide their decisions on whether continuing or discounting support from microfinance institutions (MFIS).

May 2007

  1. Article

    Women entrepreneurship: a road to decent work and MDGs in Africa

    04 May 2007

    In Africa the equal rights of women and their equal participation in the social, cultural, economic and political life have remained illusive. Women are still the main victims of poverty, social prejudice, lack of access to health services and education.

February 2007

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    Trade and employment: Challenges for policy research

    19 February 2007

    This study provides an impartial view of what can be said, on the relationship between trade and employment, an often contentious issue of public debate. Its focus is on the connections between trade policies, and labour and social policies. It is the outcome of collaborative research between the secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), addressing such issues tha concern both organizations.