01 January 2002
Combating trafficking in children for labour exploitation in West and Central Africa: Synthesis report
01 December 2001
22 November 2001
The report examines the content of various pieces of legislation as they address issues of prohibition of gender discrimination; protective laws for women; sexual harassment; maternity protection as well as discrimination on the basis of HIV/AIDS. The report further analyses Zimbabwes position regarding international conventions on gender as well as social attitudes to gender equality. The report ends by drawing conclusions and making important recommendations for legislative improvement.
16 August 2001
The paper argues that a wage policy must be pillared on decentralised, coordinated and synchronised collective bargaining, in private and public sectors alike. In the public sector, there is no collective bargaining at the moment and that is why wages in that sector sometimes lag behind those of the private sector.
14 March 2001
The paper is one of the background documents prepared in the context of the Study on the Feminisation of Poverty in Mozambique that is being executed by the International Labour Organization’s Southern Africa Multidisciplinary Advisory Team (ILO/SAMAT) in Harare, with funding form the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maputo. The background documents prepared under the project consist of conceptual and empirical reviews of the literature on gender and poverty in Mozambique, an analysis of existing survey data in the country from the perspective of the feminisation of poverty, and a set of case studies on coping mechanisms of poor women. These were discussed at two workshops held in Maputo on 22 February and in Nampula on 26 February 2001
Female Itinerant Maize Traders in Southern Mozambique: A study of Higher-end Informal Sector Activity and its Potential for Poverty Reduction
14 March 2001
The paper is one of the background documents prepared in the context of the Study on the Feminisation of Poverty in Mozambique that is being executed by the International Labour Organization’s Southern Africa Multidisciplinary Advisory Team (ILO/SAMAT) in Harare, with funding form the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maputo. The background documents prepared under the project consist of conceptual and empirical reviews of the literature on gender and poverty in Mozambique, an analysis of existing survey data in the country from the perspective of the feminisation of poverty, and a set of case studies on coping mechanisms of poor women. These were discussed at two workshops held in Maputo on 22 February and in Nampula on 26 February 2001.
Gender and armed conflicts : challenges for decent work, gender equity and peace building agendas and programmes
01 March 2001
Crisis Response and Reconstruction Working Paper No. 2
Coping with Extreme Poverty through Traditional Skills: The Case of Xirungu Basket Makers of Mozambique
23 January 2001
Here was a clear case of feminisation of poverty suffered by a very vulnerable group of Mozambican society – old single women – who were becoming poorer as the demand for their products diminishes and as the safety net features of their society showed serious signs of cracking.
The Impact of Globalization on Local Communities: A Case Study of the Cut-Flower Industry in Zimbabwe
19 June 2000
This study of how Zimbabwe has taken advantage of the opportunity afforded by export diversification examines the positive and negative aspects of flower-growing. While documenting cut-flower exports as an example of a sector that copes successfully with globalization, the study examines many aspects of its social impact, in particular employment, income, and working conditions.
19 June 2000
The paper is concerned with the twin questions of why it is that a majority of the labour force in African countries continues to be unemployed or underemployed, and why it is that the response of employment to increases in gross domestic product and investment is low. This is what the author terms the problem of low labour absorptive capacity of African economies.
Sending workers abroad: A manual on policies and procedures of special interest to middle and low income countries
17 December 1999
Examines the institutional and policy implications of alternative assumptions about the role played by the state and the private sector in organizing labour migration. Draws extensively on the experience of states that have sought to manage various stages of foreign employment, from regulating recruitment to insuring that workers take advantage of social security benefits.
14 December 1999
This paper provides information and ideas to support current policy discussions of social security in Southern Africa. Its intended audience is government officials, scheme administrators, and leaders in the labour movement and business community whose close involvement in social security initiatives is essential to their success.
18 August 1999
The objective of this paper is to provide concepts and definitions that assist countries in establishing information systems that meet the demand for information from policymakers as well as other users.
21 April 1999
The objective of this paper is to review the evolution of agriculture in Malawi in a historical perspective and consider policy measures that have recently been effected, or options that are available to promote growth and equity in the rural sector.
10 March 1999
This paper outlines the major features of the current situation on occupational health and safety in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region and the issues that it raises for policy making. It describes major production changes in the SADC region, and how new production methods bring along new occupational hazards.
18 November 1998
This paper focuses on the employment injury schemes which exist throughout Southern Africa to compensate workers who are injured on the job or develop occupational illnesses.
19 August 1998
The paper reflects a survey of the dynamic transformations taking place in the industrial relations systems of Southern Africa, and within the larger global environment.
11 February 1998
This paper addresses the question of contemporary labour migration in the SADC region — a key issue of debate and policy-making in the 1990s which has direct implications for future political, economic and employment development at national and regional level.