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    • 2000 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2000-01-01)
      [Excerpt] To summarize, the region still cannot overcome the 1980s “foreign debt crisis”. The moderate and unstable recovery that took place in the 1990s was not enough to compensate for the deterioration experienced in ...
    • 2001 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2001-12-01)
      [Excerpt] 2001 Labour Overview appears at a difficult time in the world economic situation, aggravated by the events of last 11 September. As short-term indicators have shown, these have had marked repercussions on the ...
    • 2002 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2002-12-01)
      [Excerpt] For 2002, the region’s GDP growth rate is expected to fall by -0.8%, while ILO projections indicate that the region’s GDP should grow 3% in 2003, thus permitting the region’s urban unemployment to drop to 8.6%, ...
    • 2003 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2003-12-01)
      [Excerpt] The modest results for 2003, with a slight economic upswing, confirm our concern for promoting farther-reaching development policies since the beginning of the 1990s. These policies have been characterized by ...
    • 2004 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2004-12-01)
      [Excerpt] In summary, and as discussed in the corresponding section of the 2004 Labour Overview, several countries experienced labour progress in 2004, while progress stagnated in others and declined in a few. It is therefore ...
    • 2005 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2005-10-01)
      [Excerpt] In summary, although regional economic growth has led to an improvement in some key labour market indicators, there remains a substantial decent work deficit which requires the continuous application of integrated ...
    • 2006 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2006-12-01)
      [Excerpt] In summary, this edition of Labour Overview demonstrates that Latin American and Caribbean countries have made progress in improving key economic and labour indicators in 2006, although they are still far from ...
    • 2007 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office (2008-05-08)
      [Abstract] In summary, as the 2007 Labour Overview which I am pleased to present demonstrates, Latin America and the Caribbean have made progress in improving some key labour market indicators, especially in reducing ...
    • 2008 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office; Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The 2008 Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean is special. This edition provides evidence of the effects of an unprecedented international crisis that has cast a shadow over the global economy and ...
    • A Model of Gender Inequality and Economic Growth 

      Kim, Jinyoung; Lee, Jong-Wha; Shin, Kwanho (2016-02-01)
      This paper introduces a model of gender inequality and economic growth that focuses on the determination of women’s time allocation among market production, home production, child rearing, and child education. The theoretical ...
    • A Primer on Corporate Governance 

      Serrat, Olivier (2011-01-01)
      {Excerpt} Direction and control are needed whenever people come together to realize societal and organizational goals. To govern is to do just that, to direct and control, by established laws or—preferably not—by arbitrary ...
    • A Primer on Corporate Values 

      Serrat, Olivier (2010-06-01)
      {Excerpt} Advertising strong, positive corporate values is à la mode. Why? In a globalizing world, meaningful values can, for example, instill a sense of identity and purpose in organizations; add spirit to the workplace; ...
    • A Primer on Intellectual Capital 

      Serrat, Olivier (2011-08-01)
      {Excerpt} Born of the information revolution, knowledge management has arisen in response to the belated understanding that intellectual capital is a core asset of organizations and that it should be circumscribed better. ...
    • A Primer on Organizational Culture 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-11-01)
      {Excerpt} The principal competitive advantage of successful organizations is their culture. Its study is a major constituent of organizational development—that is, the process through which an organization develops its ...
    • A Primer on Organizational Learning 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-12-01)
      {Excerpt} A knowledge advantage is a sustainable advantage that provides increasing returns as it is used. However, building a knowledge position is a long-term enterprise that requires foresight and planning. To begin, ...
    • A Primer on Talent Management 

      Serrat, Olivier (2010-02-01)
      {Excerpt} Critical talent is scarce (and about to become scarcer) because of three trends: the ongoing retirement of the "Baby Boom Generation", a widening skills gap, and large-scale social integration (driving rapidly ...
    • Action Learning 

      Serrat, Olivier (2008-11-01)
      {Excerpt} Conventional approaches to learning hinge on the presentationof knowledge and skills. Then again, knowledge is revealedthrough methods of questioning amid risk, confusion,and opportunity. Reginald Revans, the ...
    • African Employment Trends: April 2007 

      International Labour Office (2007-04-01)
      [Excerpt] Widespread economic growth and increased productivity in Africa has been insufficient to reduce the growing numbers of unemployed and working poor in Africa. This is the main finding of the first African Employment ...
    • Appreciative Inquiry 

      Serrat, Olivier (2008-12-01)
      {Excerpt} Every organization has something that works right, even if only in small quantities. Hence, it might be easier to foster organizational effectiveness by focusing on what one wants more (not what one wants less ...
    • Asian Development Bank Trade Finance Survey: Major Findings 

      Beck, Steven; Shinozaki, Shigehiro; Ferino, Maria Isabel; Zhang, Qifeng; Mangampat, Elnora (2013-03-01)
      Key Points: • A gap in trade finance is represented by unmet demand for lending and guarantees to support $1.6 trillion in trade, $425 billion of which is in developing Asia. • Availability of trade finance impacts economic ...