Employment, Labor and Livelihood Resources

A list of free guides, how-to tools and other resources on Employment, Labor and Livelihood for NGOs and development professionals.

Poverty | Wikipedia audio article

Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money Poverty is a multifaceted concept, which may include social, economic, and political elements Absolute poverty, extreme poverty, or destitution refers to the complete lack of the means necessary to meet basic personal needs such as food, clothing and… [Read More]

Strengthening of Think Tanks, Youth Initiatives and Civil Society Organisations

I am Mahmoud Al Nabulsi, Team Leader of the Civil Society team at the WANA Institute This pillar helps civil society participate in the development process For our project “Strengthening of Think Tanks, Youth Initiatives and Civil Society Organisations” we produced policy papers that help decision-makers make favourable decisions In our publication “Development Priorities from… [Read More]

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Bill Gates on role US should play in global poverty fight

♪ ♪ >> Chris: THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRIVATE CHARITABLE FUND GIVING $46 BILLION IN GRANTS SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 2000 AND LITERALLY SAVING MILLIONS OF LIVES THE MICROSOFT COFOUNDER CAME TO WASHINGTON THIS WEEK TO MAKE THE CASE FOR AMERICAN LEADERSHIP AND THE NEED FOR FOREIGN AID IN… [Read More]

Free Advocacy Toolkit: Advocating for the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics

PARIS21 has produced a Country-level Advocacy Toolkit, which aims to help national statistical system managers and statisticians in developing countries with their own advocacy work and to demonstrate the advantages of planning advocacy systematically. It gathers, in a single package, advocacy methodology, tools, tips and messages. The Toolkit deals with statistical advocacy at the country… [Read More]

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A Free Guide to International Labour Standards and Rights at Work

This Guide is intended for ILO constituents and other stakeholders concerned with promoting youth employment, and in particular ensuring decent work for young people. This Guide describes international labour standards relevant to young persons. While covering different thematic areas, it focuses on the key provisions of Conventions and Recommendations, in particular those of special relevance… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for the Workplace – HIV/AIDS Behaviour Change Communication

To address the objective of reducing HIV/AIDS risk behaviours among workers, the ILO has collaborated closely with Family Health International to build upon FHI’s expertise and experience to develop a Toolkit on behaviour change communication adapted to the dynamics of the workplace. Behaviour change communication (BCC) is an interactive process that helps to understand the… [Read More]

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Free Private Sector Toolkit for Working with Youth

The Private sector toolkit to working with youth is part of a series of technical papers aimed both at strengthening youth participation at all levels through cooperation among various stakeholders, as well as at highlighting the role of youth as agents of development. Building on Youth participation in development, which provides guidance to development agencies… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Gender Equality in Practice

The European social partners, ETUC1, BUSINESS EUROPE, UEAPME and CEEP, are committed to and have a key role to play in enhancing gender equality on the labour market and in the workplace. Equality between women and men is a fundamental principle on which theEuropean Union has been built. Over the years, equal treatment legislation has… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit on Reducing Rural Women’s Domestic Workload through Labour-saving Technologies and Practices

The focus of the toolkit on labour-saving methods to reduce the domestic, rather than the productive, workload is to refocus attention on this relatively hidden but persistent hindrance to IFAD’s drive for rural transformation. Moreover, without redressing the disproportionate burden of domestic work on women, progress towards the global goals to end poverty, hunger, malnutrition,… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit: Women of Colour in the Workplace

This Toolkit, Women of Colour in the Workplace aims to challenge dominant diversity management practices to move beyond gender as a singular category and shift toward an intersectional approach to diversity management. It calls for an approach to diversity management that interrogates power structures with in organisations and creates new styles of organizational management. The… [Read More]