Research & Impact Evaluation

ILAB conducts and funds rigorous research using a variety of methods and uses the results to inform the design and implementation of policy and programs. We research worker livelihoods and the violation of worker rights, including the prevalence of child labor and occurrence of forced labor around the world.

We also sponsor qualitative studies, quantitative surveys, impact evaluations, and other research products to study worker livelihoods, the incidences and root causes of child labor and worker rights violations, and the effectiveness of particular policies and projects. These studies advance our understanding of why program strategies work or do not work, identify the most effective policy approaches, provide information to strengthen enforcement efforts, and compile new data on workers and child laborers.



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Title Release Yearsort ascending
2017 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor  2018
List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor  2018
Work-Related Violence Research Project: Overview and Survey Module and Focus Group Findings (Central America) 

The objective of this Final End of Project Report is to summarize the development and field testing of a new module on survey questions and focus group protocols on the topic of workrelated violence (WRV), for use in Central America. This document is submitted in fulfillment of the final requirement ("Submittal 3") of the Purchase Order DOL-OPS-15-P-00239, which is cofunded by USDOL ILAB and CEO. 

2017
List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor  2016
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2015-01 (Peru)  2016
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2015-04 (Mexico)  2016
Independent Impact Evaluation for the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia Project 

This report describes in detail the final impact evaluation of the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia project. IMPAQ International, LLC, conducted an independent evaluation in collaboration with the project team and stakeholders and prepared the evaluation report according to the terms specified in its contract with the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs and the DOL Chief Evaluation Office. IMPAQ would like to express sincere thanks to all the parties involved for their support and valuable contributions. 

2016
Understanding Children's Work and Youth Employment Outcomes in Laos  2015
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2012-01 (Honduras)  2015
Progress in Implementing Capacity-Building Provisions under the Labor Chapter of the Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (Third Biennial)  2015

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Title Release Year
2017 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor 2018
List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor 2018
Work-Related Violence Research Project: Overview and Survey Module and Focus Group Findings (Central America) 2017
List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor 2016
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2015-01 (Peru) 2016
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2015-04 (Mexico) 2016
Independent Impact Evaluation for the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia Project 2016
Understanding Children's Work and Youth Employment Outcomes in Laos 2015
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2012-01 (Honduras) 2015
Progress in Implementing Capacity-Building Provisions under the Labor Chapter of the Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (Third Biennial) 2015
Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade 2015
Improving Labor Inspection Systems: Design Options 2014
Informe Nacional Sobre el Trabajo Infantil y el Empleo Juvenil 2014
Human Resource Practices for Labor Inspectorates in Developing Countries 2014
Forced Labor of Adults and Children in the Agriculture Sector of Nepal 2013
Informal Worker Organizing as a Strategy for Improving Subcontracted Work in the Textile and Apparel Industries of Brazil, South Africa, India and China 2013
2013 Annual Report of the Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group 2013
Magnitud y Características del Trabajo Infantil en Chile - Informe 2013 2013
Report on the National Child Labour Survey 2010 of Lao PDR 2013
International Trade and Household Businesses: Evidence from Vietnam 2013
Report on National Child Labour Survey 2011-2012 2013
Schooling Incentives Project Evaluation (SIPE) Study in Nepal: Report & Dataset 2013
Report on the National Child Labour Survey 2010 of Lao PDR 2013
Sending Areas (SA) Study in Nepal: Report & Dataset 2013
Principles in International Development: Sustainable Livelihoods and Human Rights Based Approaches 2013
Survey Research on Child Labor in West African Cocoa Growing Areas: CLCCG Meeting and Stakeholder Briefing, Washington DC, 03/12/2013 2013
What Policy Guidance Does the Literature Provide on the Relationship between School Quality and Child Labor? 2013
Survey To Estimate Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in Bekasi Region Of West Java, Indonesia in 2012 2013
Magnitud y Características del Trabajo Infantil y Adolescente en el Paraguay 2013
The National Labor Force and Child Activities Survey 2011/12 2013
Understanding Children's Work and Youth Employment Outcomes in Uganda 2013
Trabajo Infantil En Guatemala, de la Encuesta Nacional de Condiciones de Vida - Encovi 2011 2013
Children Working in the Carpet Industry in India, Nepal and Pakistan: Labor Demand Study 2013
Understanding Children's Work in Albania 2013
Children Working in the Carpet Industry in India, Nepal and Pakistan: Programs and Practices Review 2013
Children Working in the Carpet Industry in India, Nepal and Pakistan: Summary Report on the Carpet Research Project 2013
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2013
Comprendre le Travail des Enfants et l'Emploi des Jeunes au Togo 2013
Prevalence and Conditions (PC) Study of Child Labor in India: Report & Dataset 2013
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2011-03 (Dominican Republic) 2013
Prevalence and Conditions (PC) Study of Child Labor in Nepal: Report & Dataset 2013
Ending Child Labor in Domestic Work and Protecting Young Workers from Abusive Working Conditions 2013
Prevalence and Conditions (PC) Study of Child Labor in Pakistan: Report & Dataset 2013
Business and the Fight Against Child Labour - Experience from India, Brazil and South Africa 2013
Entendiendo los Resultados del Trabajo Infantil y el Empleo Juvenil en El Salvador 2013
Working Children in the Republic of Yemen: the Results of the 2010 National Child Labor Survey 2013
Assessment of Ethiopia's Labor Inspection System 2013
Expanding the Evidence Base and Reinforcing Policy Research for Scaling-up and Accelerating Action against Child Labor 2013
Child Labor Community Engagement Toolkit: Best Practices and Resource Materials Drawn from the REACH Project 2013
Encuesta de Trabajo Infantil Panama 2010 2012
Child Domestic Labor in Egypt 2012
Report on Child Labour in Liberia 2010 2012
Child Labor in Agriculture in the Northern Province of Rwanda 2012
Child Labor in Domestic Service ("Restaveks") In Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2012
Isolation or Opportunity? Experimental Analysis of a Housing Program for Urban Slum Dwellers in India 2012
Overview of New ILAB-Sponsored Research Papers on Worker Rights and Livelihoods 2012
Child Labor in the Informal Garment Production in Bangladesh 2012
Preventive or Curative Treatment of Malaria? Evidence from Agricultural Workers in Nigeria 2012
Child Labor in the Small-Scale Gold Mining Industry in Suriname 2012
Magnitud y Características del Trabajo Infantil y Adolescente en Costa Rica - Encuesta Nacional de Hogares (ENAHO) 2011 2012
Child Labor in the Sugarcane Industry in Paraguay 2012
Child Labor in the Tea Sector (Case Study) 2012
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2012
Experimental Estimates of the Impact of Malaria Treatment on Agricultural Worker Productivity, Labor Supply and Earnings 2012
Haitian Construction Workers in the Dominican Republic: an Exploratory Study on Indicators of Forced Labor 2012
Working Children in the Republic of Albania 2012
Pilot Survey 2010: Working Children in Dry Fish Industry in Bangladesh 2012
Urban Child Labor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2012
Bangladesh: In-Country Research and Data Collection on Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Production of Goods 2012
Working Children in Agriculture in Haiti, Sud Department 2012
Working Children in Egypt: Results of the 2010 National Child Labour Survey 2012
Working Conditions and Product Quality: Evidence from Carpet Industry in Pakistan, India, and Nepal 2012
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2010-03 (Peru) 2012
Buried in Bricks: A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Brick Kilns in Afghanistan 2012
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2011-01 (Bahrain) 2012
2012 Annual Report of the Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group 2012
Labor Rights Report - South Korea 2011
Nepal Child Labour Report 2011
Child Labor in the Fishing Industry in Uganda 2011
Longer Run Effects of a Seasonal Migration Program in Bangladesh (Author's update - December 2011) 2011
Overview of the ILAB-OTLA Contract Research Program on Livelihoods and Consumption Smoothing 2011
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement 2011
Magnitud Y Características del Trabajo Infantil en Uruguay: Informe Nacional 2010 2011
Comparative Case Analysis of the Impacts of Trade-Related Labor Provisions on Select U.S. Trade Preference Recipient Countries 2011
Sierra Leone: In-Country Research and Data Collection on Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Production of Goods 2011
Designing Microfinance to Enable Consumption Smoothing: Evidence from India 2011
Refining the NAS-ILAB Matrix - Literature Review 2011
Situation Analysis on Child Labor in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar 2011
Do Community-Based Interventions Improve Risk Sharing? Evidence from Malawi 2011
Refining the NAS-ILAB Matrix - Literature Review - Appendix A 2011
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement 2011
Refining the NAS-ILAB Matrix - Literature Review - Appendix B 2011
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Colombia 2011
Pakistan: In-Country Research and Data Collection on Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Production of Goods 2011
Refining the NAS-ILAB Matrix - Literature Review - Appendix C 2011
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2011
Peru: In-Country Research and Data Collection on Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Production of Goods 2011
Understanding the Brazilian Success in Reducing Child Labor: Empirical Evidence and Policy Lessons, Drawing Policy Lessons from the Brazilian Experience 2011
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-South Korea Trade Promotion Agreement 2011
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Panama 2011
Formulating and Aggregating Indicators of Labor Rights Compliance - Appendix A 2011
Why do Households Fail to Engage in Profitable Migration? (Author's update - December 2011) 2011
Labor Rights Report - Colombia 2011
Dinámica del Trabajo Infantil en la República Dominicana 2009-2010 2011
Formulating and Aggregating Indicators of Labor Rights Compliance - Appendix B 2011
Formulating and Aggregating Indicators of Labor Rights Compliance - Appendix C 2011
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - South Korea 2011
Rapport de l'Enquête Nationale sur le Travail et la Traite des Enfants en Guinée de 2010 2011
Formulating and Aggregating Indicators of Labor Rights Compliance - Executive Summary 2011
2011 Annual Report of the Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group 2011
Labor Rights Report - Panama 2011
Child Activity Survey, Sri Lanka (2008/09) 2011
FDI, Trade in Services, and Employment and Wages in U.S. Service Industry Firms 2010
Adult Returns to Schooling and Children's School Enrollment: Theory and Evidence From South Africa (Published in Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 31, 2010, pp. 297-319.) 2010
Trade in Services and U.S. Service Industry Employment and Wages 2010
Le Travail des Enfants en Cote d'Ivoire 2010
Analyzing the Impact of Trade in Services on the U.S. Labor Market: The Response of Service Sector Employment to Exchange Rate Changes 2010
Employment Impacts of Globalization: The Impact of Service Offshoring on Displaced Workers Post-displacement Outcomes 2010
The Impact of Core Labor Rights on Wages and Employment in Developing Countries: the Rights to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2010
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2010
Formulating and Aggregating Indicators of Labor Rights Compliance 2010
Trade Agreements and Labor Standards: The Impact of Trade Negotiations on Country Adoption of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2010
Baseline Assessment on Child Labor in Seven Districts 2010
Assessment of Vietnam's Labor Inspection System 2010
India: In-Country Research and Data Collection on Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Production of Goods 2009
Nepal: In-Country Research and Data Collection on Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Production of Goods 2009
Evaluation of the NAS-ILAB Matrix for Monitoring International Labor Standards 2009
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2009
Progress in Implementing Capacity-Building Provisions under the Labor Chapter of the Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (First Biennial) 2009
Working Children in Indonesia 2009 2009
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2008-01 (Guatemala) 2009
Rapport National sur le Travail des Enfants au Cameroun - 2008 2009
Rwanda National Child Labour Survey 2008 2008
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement 2008
A Theory of Exploitative Child Labor (Published in Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 60(1), 2008, pp. 20-41.) 2008
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Colombia 2008
Labor Rights Report - Colombia 2008
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2008
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement 2007
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Peru 2007
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2007
Labor Rights Report - Peru 2007
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2005-03 (HIDALGO) 2007
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement 2006
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Oman 2006
Labor Rights Report - Oman 2006
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2006
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement 2005
The SIMPOC Philippine Survey of Children 2001: A Data Source for Analyzing Occupational Injuries to Children (Published in Public Health Reports, Vol. 120(6), 2005, pp. 631-641.) 2005
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Bahrain 2005
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Central America and the Dominican Republic 2005
Labor Rights Report - Bahrain 2005
Labor Rights Report - Central America and the Dominican Republic 2005
U.S. Employment Impact Review - CAFTA-DR Free Trade Agreement 2005
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2005
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2003-01 (Puebla) 2004
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Australia 2004
A Model of Informal Sector Labor Markets 2004
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement 2004
Does Child Labor Decrease when Parental Incomes Rise? (Published in Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 112(4), August 2004, pp. 939-946.) 2004
Labor Rights Report - Australia 2004
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Morocco 2004
Labor Rights Report - Morocco 2004
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement 2004
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2004
Labor Rights Report - Singapore 2003
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2003
Measuring Child Labor: Implications for Policy and Program Design (Published in Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 24(2), 2003, pp. 401-434.) 2003
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement 2003
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Chile 2003
U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement 2003
Labor Rights Report - Chile 2003
Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Singapore 2003
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2002
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2000-01 (Auto Trim) 2001
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2001
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 9901 (TAESA) 2000
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 2000
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 1999
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 9701 (Gender) 1998
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 9702 (Han Young) 1998
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 1998
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 9703 (Itapsa) 1998
Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act 1997
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 9601 (SUTSP) 1997
The Apparel Industry and Codes of Conduct: A Solution to the International Child Labor Problem? 1996
Public Report of Review of Submission No. 940003 (Sony) 1995
Public Report of Review of Submissions No. 940001 (Honeywell) and 940002 (General Electric) 1994