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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 ...
    • 2013 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labor Organization (2013-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Twenty years after the Labour Overview was first published, we analyze the challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean today. We also take a retrospective look at two very distinct decades for the labour ...
    • 2017 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth and Jobs Survey 

      Di Caprio, Alisa; Kim, Kijin; Beck, Steven (2017-09-01)
      Key Points • The global trade finance gap is estimated at $1.5 trillion. • 40% of the gap originates in Asia and the Pacific. • 74% of rejected trade finance transactions come from SMEs and midcap firms. • Female-owned ...
    • 371st Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association 

      International Labor Office (2014-03-01)
      371st Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association to the governing body of the International Labor Organization.
    • A Comparative Analysis of Tax Administration in Asia and the Pacific 

      Araki, Satoru; Claus, Iris (2014-01-01)
      A robust and sustainable tax system requires good tax administration. This report compares the administrative frameworks, functions, and performances of revenue bodies in 22 economies in Asia and the Pacific. The descriptive ...
    • A Comparative Infrastructure Development Assessment of the Republic of Korea and the Kingdom of Thailand 

      Asian Development Bank (2014-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This publication is a comparative analysis of the provision of infrastructure in the Republic of Korea and the Kingdom of Thailand. It presents a comparative assessment of the two countries with the purpose of ...
    • A Coordinated EU Minimum Wage Policy? 

      Fernández-Macías, Enrique; Vacas-Soriano, Carlos (2013-10-01)
      [Excerpt] Minimum wages exist in all EU member states, even if, as we shall see in this report, they are set up and established in very different ways. Minimum wages, in fact, can be considered as a cornerstone of the ...
    • 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 ...