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Author United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (4th : 2011 : Istanbul, Turkey)

Title "Growth, employment and decent work in the least developed countries."
Published Geneva : International Labour Office, 2011


Description 1 online resource (132 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Preface; Decent Work in Least Developed Countries; Introduction; Chapter 1: Growth, Employment and Decent Work in the Least Developed Countries; 1.1 The broad pattern of growth, employment, and decent work in LDCs; 1.2 GDP Growth; Figures; Figure 1.1 GDP per capita of LDCs; Figure 1.2 Real GDP Growth in LDCs, 1999-2011p; Figure 1.3 GDP Growth in LDCs and Evolution of Commodity Price Index; Figure 1.4 GDP growth (average annual growth, 2000-2008) and per capita income (2008) in LDCs; Tables; Table 1.1 Annual real GDP growth rates, 2000-2011p
Table 1.2 Merchandise exports in LDC's, 2000-2009 Table 1.3 Unemployment rate by sex and for youth and adults (%); Table 1.4 Employment in major economic sectors (%); Table 1.5 Working Poor indicators (US 1.25 a day); Table 1.6 Status in Employment; Table 1.7 Vulnerable Employment Shares by Sex; Table 1.8 Summary of the Productive-Employment Target for the LDC's as a whole; Chapter 2: Macroeconomic policies to promote job creation and poverty reduction in LDC's; Introduction; The standard macroeconomic framework and its contested role in the LDC growth revival of the 2000's
Aligning macroeconomic policies with the twin goals of job creation and poverty reduction in LDC's: some suggestions Boxes; Box 2.1: Financing the MDG's and the SPF; Box 2.2: The relationship between debt relief and fiscal space in LDC's; Box 2.3: The exchange rate regime and its implications for growth and employment in Malawi; Figures; Figure 2.1; Figure 2.2; Figure 2.3; Figure 2.4; Figure 2.5; Chapter 3: Harnessing trade for growth, employment and poverty reduction; Figures; Figure 3.1: Average Annual Export Growth vs. Share of Mining in Total Exports; Tables
Table 3.1: Export concentration in LDC's Chapter 4: What a country produces matters: agriculture, industry and services; Tables; Table 4.1 Economic growth and share of manufacturing in GDP in LDC's fulfilling the criteria of nonviolent conflict in past ten years and an average CPIA score of 3.4 or above in the past four years.; Chapter 5: The informal economy and labour market institutions; Figures; Figure 5.1 Employment in the informal economy as percentage of total employment (including agriculture)
Figure 5.2 Distribution of employment by status and informal/type of employment in selected African countries (percentage of total non-agricultural employment/total employment)Figure 5.3 Mozambique: Distribution of employment along the scale of informality, by sex (percentage of persons in employment); Figure 5.4 Zambia: Distribution of employment along the scale of informality, by sex (percentage of persons in employment); Figure 5.5: Perceptions of constraints among enterprises in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
Summary The Growth, Employment and Decent Work in the Least Developed Countries report has been prepared for the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC's) (Istanbul, 9-13 May 2011). It reviews trends in growth, employment and decent work in LDC's, highlighting challenges and opportunities for structural transformation, job creation and poverty eradication and offers a portfolio of policy options for job creation and poverty reduction to be tailored to country needs and circumstances
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Economic development.
economic development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
Economic development
Economic history
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Developing countries
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789221249412