2013 Employment

  • gabito“Enabling Expert Returnees to Contribute to National Development”: Case Studies of Returned Migrants Engaging in Brain Gain/Transfer of Knowledge Activities

    Description: The literature on the development impact of migration on the sending country is vast and complex. Remittances, however, have largely dominated the discourse in this area. One topic that has so far received relatively less attention in the literature on the link between migration and development, despite being perceived as having a major impact on the development of the economy, is “brain gain” or “transfer of knowledge…

  • fojasAN ASSESSMENT OF FIRM-LEVEL PRACTICES ON DECENT WORK IN THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY

    Description: The Philippine furniture industry has rapidly evolved over the years. From its being a mere rattan pole and wicker export supplier in 1960’s, the industry was able to expand and became one of the top suppliers of well-designed furniture exports not only in Asia but in the whole world. The industry’s capacity to manufacture a wide range of well-designed furniture made it become recognized in the field of world class…

  • country_paper_indDriving Enterprise Growth and Improving Workers’ Productivity: A Study of Productivity Gainsharing Practices in the Philippines

    Description: As a developing country, the Philippines is seriously embarking on its efforts to drive economic growth and improve its competitiveness and productivity in order to increase employment opportunities and reduce poverty. This is anchored on the inclusive growth framework of the present administration of the Philippine government, which requires that sustained economic growth must “massively create jobs, draw vast majority into the…

  • DW_IPA Framework on Embedding Decent Work in Industrial Policy: The Philippine Automotive Industry as Illustration

    Description: In the 3rd quarter of 2012, news of the national economy growing at 7.1% came as a pleasant surprise. According to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), industry growth contributed largely to the upturn of the Philippine gross domestic product (GDP), with the industry sub-sectors (manufacturing; construction; electricity, gas and water supply) exhibiting remarkable growth. This manifest improvement in the industry…

  • tabladilloDecent Work in an Integrated ASEAN Context: The Case of the Philippine Sugarcane Industry

    Description: The paper determines the employment implications of ASEAN integration in 2015 for the Philippine sugarcane industry using decent work fundamentals as framework for analysis. Decent work espouses four-fold objectives, to wit: 1) increases in employment levels in the sugarcane industry through productivity improvement programs and skills upgrading measures; 2) improvements in the working conditions of sugar workers through observance…

  • riguerDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Improving Labor Market Resilience and Employment Recovery

    Description: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) warned that extreme weather events will intensify due to climate change, thus stating: “Globally, it is likely that the area encompassed by monsoon systems will increase over the 21st century.” It is in this likely context of intensified disaster and climate-induced risk that the author wrote this paper to present a…

  • prod_roadmap-110x150PRODUCTIVITY Roadmap

    Description: In view of the Secretary of Labor and Employment’s directive for all DOLE Offices to implement a productivity program, this Institute for Labor Studies Productivity Roadmap is presented and launched to improve productivity in the Institute. Click Here to Download Full Paper Title: PRODUCTIVITY Roadmap Researcher: Cynthia R.…

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