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The studies and policy papers are publications that add value to RIAL activities, offer useful insights on current topics, analyze successful policies and programs in the Hemisphere and provide policy recommendations

To this date, the following Studies have been carried out:

Publications of the Ministries of Labor

The study “Analysis of Bilateral and Multilateral Social Security Agreements as they relate to Pensions ”, entrusted by the Ministers of Labor at the XVIII IACML, provides an updated outlook on these agreements and their operation, and provides recommendations for a future potential Inter-American Agreement on the issue.

The study “Advancing the institutionalization of a gender approach in the Ministries of Labor of the Americas: lessons learned, findings and recommendations from three Participatory Gender Audits ” presents the latest and most innovative effort in gender mainstreaming and provides the overview of the experience of the Ministries of Labor of Barbados, El Salvador and Perú.

The study “The Institutionalization of a Gender Approach in the Ministries of Labor of the Americas” fulfils one of the strategic lines approved at the XV IACML and builds on the first technical study of the RIAL on “Gender and Decent Work”.

This study includes a comprehensive review of gender-related institutions in the Ministries of Labor, and also puts forward a training proposal for strengthening these units or offices, which will lead to future activities in the framework of the RIAL.

The first study of the RIAL is entitled “Gender equality for Decent Work: Proposals for mainstreaming gender into labor and employment policies within the framework of the IACML” and will serve to plan in 2008 a project on Gender and Decent Work within the RIAL.


The most recent Publications of the Ministries of Labor of the region

Revista de Trabajo Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social de Argentina (only available in Spanish)
Observatorio Laboral Ministerio del Trabajo y la Previsión Social de Chile (only available in Spanish)
Revista de Trabajo Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo de Perú (only available in Spanish)
Revista MTSS Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Uruguay (only available in Spanish)

Publications of International Organizations

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2015
World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2015

2014 Labour Overview. Latin America and the Caribbean
The Social protection floor and gender equality, ILO-UNDP-UNWOMEN
• The employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC- ILO
World of Work Report 2013: "Repairing the economic and social fabric" , ILO
Panorama Laboral de América Latina y el Caribe, ILO (only available in Spanish)
Coyuntura Laboral en América Latina y el Caribe, Boletín ECLAC- ILO (only available in Spanish)
“World of Work” Magazine, ILO
International Labour Review, ILO
Social Panorama of Latin America, ECLAC (only available in Spanish)
Studies of the Labor Market Unit, IDB
World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development, World Bank
Human Development Report 2011: Sustainability and Equity: A better future for all, UNDP
Reports of the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) (only available in Spanish)
Seguridad Social Journal, CISS
“Migration" Journal, IMO

Publications of regional organizations

The Americas Social Security Report 2013 Edition, CISS
Informe del Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica
Revista de la Integración, CAN (only available in Spanish)
Annual Report 2009, CAF
50th Anniversary Journal, SICA