Reports and working papers on supply chains

  1. Gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the garment sector

    10 November 2020

    This brief, co-authored by the ILO and Better Work, aims to raise awareness of the gendered reality of COVID-19 and to outline some of the ways in which the pandemic impacts women and men workers in the garment sector in the short, medium and long terms.

  2. What drives CSR? An empirical analysis on the labour dimensions of CSR

    05 August 2020

    Relying on the data provided by an ESG rating agency, this paper aims at bringing more understanding on the diversity of firms’ behaviours in terms of labour related CSR and filling a gap on the potential role of labour market institutions, including workers’ collective rights, to contribute to an effective CSR policy.

  3. Study on the recruitment and placement of migrant fishers from Indonesia: an ILO working paper

    30 July 2020

    This study is based on research was commissioned to address one of the key concerns of the Indonesian Government and stakeholders: the protection of Indonesian migrant fishers. Under the Indonesian Medium-Term Development Plan 2015–2019, a recruitment and placement system that protects migrant workers, particularly for those with skills in areas with market demand, is to be prioritized.

  4. Paving the way for better jobs and improving livelihoods for refugees and host communities in Arua, Uganda

    27 April 2020

    An Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS) for Refugees and Host Communities.

  5. Measuring child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains: A global Input-Output approach

    12 November 2019

  6. Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

  7. Strengthening Support for Trade Through Decent Work

    04 November 2019

  8. Economic and social upgrading in the Philippines’ pineapple supply chain

    19 October 2019

    Despite several decades of steady growth, Mindanao’s tropical agro-food industry and the pineapple supply chain more specifically are characterized by a relatively large proportion of workers being linked to small-scale production and low-skilled, labour-intensive and poorly paid work. What is the evidence regarding the alignment between economic improvement of the local industry and the quality and terms of employment realized by its workers?

  9. Decent work in global supply chains: An internal research review

    08 October 2019

    This article provides an inventory of the research carried out by the ILO on decent work in GSCs between 2014 and 2019 and helps to identify the challenges and remaining gaps in terms of research.

  10. Social Dialogue, Collective Bargaining and Responsible Business Conduct: Promoting the Strategic Use of the International Instruments for Trade Unions' Action

    05 October 2019

    The aim of this report is to map and analyse the various International Instruments to promote social dialogue, collective bargaining and responsible business conduct to address the main challenges raised by the ILO Resolution concerning Decent Work in Global Supply Chains (2016), including the Global Framework Agreement.