The Academy on Labour Migration (LMA) offers participants a unique opportunity to benefit from a diversified training package, exploring fair and effective labor migration governance, linkages between migration and sustainable development, and instruments and mechanisms for protecting migrants' and their families' rights.
ILO: Productivity and working conditions in SMEs: A course for policy-makers
July 2017Turin Centre, Italy
August 2017IZA, Bonn
IZA's Environment and Labor Markets program area aims at providing credible empirical evidence on the impact of environmental factors and policies on labor market outcomes, human capital outcomes, industrial activity, production decisions, and demographic outcomes.
September 2017University of Calabria
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 32nd annual Conference of the Italian Association of Labour Economists to be hosted by the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania” at the University of Calabria in the Arcavacata Campus in Rende (Cosenza), on the 14th-15th September 2017.University of St. Gallen
The conference will be hosted by the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW- HSG) of the University of St. Gallen. Keynote speakers will be Josef Zweimüller (University of Zürich) and Hillary Hoynes (University of California Berkeley).
October 2017IZA, Bonn
We are very pleased to announce the 13th IZA Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn and will start in the morning of October 5 and end in the afternoon of October 6, 2017. The conference dinner takes place on the evening of October 5, 2017.
IZA/Volkswagen Foundation Workshop: Preferences, Personality Traits and the Labor Market - Call for papersConference Center of the University of Bologna in Bertinoro, Italy
We are very pleased to announce the IZA/Volkswagen Foundation Workshop on the impact of preferences and personality traits on the labor market in post-transition, emerging and developing economies.IZA, Bonn
The Program on Labor and Development is concerned with the functioning of labor markets in developing countries, with a particular focus on employment and earnings both in wage employment and in self-employment. The aim of the 2017 IZA Workshop on Labor and Development is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their recent research on the workings of developing countries’ labor markets.OECD, France
We are pleased to invite submissions for the first IZA Workshop on Labor Productivity and the Digital Economy.
Around the globe SMEs are the main providers of employment but show significantly lower levels of productivity than large enterprises. In SMEs low productivity often coexists with poor working conditions, low market share, a low skilled workforce and ineffective management practices.
This training course enhances the skills of policy makers and practitioners to assess and design policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs. Participants in this training course will:
Interpret productivity data and trends at the
macro, meso and micro level using different
types of productivity measurement methods;
- Analyse the relationship between productivity, growth, and employment;
- Identify some of the linkages between productivity and working conditions in SMEs;
- Gain an improved understanding of the role of universalist policy measures and SME policies in enhancing SME productivity and working conditions;
- Analyse policy options and generate policy recommendations to improve SME productivity and working conditions.
The course hopes to inspire policy makers and practitioners to adopt a systemic approach to SME productivity that encompasses an effective combination of macro- and meso-level policies, the creation of a conducive business environment, the strengthening of SME support institutions together with interventions at the enterprise level. Special attention will be given to strategies to promote productivity at the firm level and ways to scale-up firm level productivity programmes. The course will be delivered by ILO, OECD and ITC-ILO specialists.
Who should attend?
The training course is specifically designed for policy makers and practitioners involved in the design and implementation of policies and related interventions affecting the productivity and working conditions of SMEs, such as decision makers and managers representing:
- Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations
- Productivity organizations
- SME agencies
Enrolment deadline: 10 February 2017
University of Calabria