We offer trade unions and support organisations specialist expertise and experience in research and publications, working closely with national and international research networks of supportive academics, and trade union research institutions. We also undertake independent evaluations of projects and programmes supporting workers’ organisations, labour education and trade union capacity development.

LGBTQI+ Violence & Harassment Toolkit

A guide and workbook providing unions with the tools to tackle violence and harassment against LGBTQI+ workers.


Social Dialogue and Collective Bargaining in the Green Transition

A report providing guidance on including a just transition in social dialogue and collective bargaining, for Building and Wood Workers’ International.


Bus Rapid Transit in Abidjan

A report on the potential impact of Urban Mobility Project, and introduction of BRT on the workforce of Dakar’s informal transport industry.


Informal Transport Workers in Accra

A description of the informal transport workforce in Accra, examining livelihoods and organisation, while considering options for formalisation.


Impact of COVID-19 on Women Transport Workers

A study for the ITF exploring the impact that COVID-19 had on women transport workers, and assessing the long-term impact of the cris


Rebuilding the Social Organisation of Care

An advocacy guide and activity workbook produced for Public Services International (PSI) to assist in making their Care Manifesto an instrument of trade union political action.


The Story of Our International Labour Movement

This book on the history of the international trade union movement was produced as part of the GLI History Project.


All for One = One for All

This ‘Gender Equality Guide for Trade Unionists’ intends to foster equality by promoting solidarity and build union strength in IUF sectors.


Fighting for our Future: An International Union of Foodworker Guide

This guide on tackling the climate crisis in intensive livestock production is to equip unions representing workers in the meat and dairy sectors.


A Chapter on ‘Women in Public Transport’

A chapter within the ITF People’s Public Transport Policy as part of the Our Public Transport programme.


Domestic Workers in Europe Booklet

A new booklet celebrating the progress made fr domestic workers in Europe, “Getting the Recognition they Deserve”.


Global Union Toolkit on Gender-based Violence & Harassment

A Train the Trainers Toolkit on the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190) and Recommendation (No. 206).


Ten Years Since Winning C189, Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement

A booklet produced for the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of C189.


Informal Workers and Trade Unions Building Power

Crossing the Divide: A paper reflecting on experiences about building relationships between infmal worker organisations and the trade union movement.

Click here to read this paper in English or French.


Informal Passenger Transport Beyond COVID-19

A trade union guide to worker-led formalisation, looking into the impact of the pandemic on informal transport workers.


Bus Rapid Transit in Dakar

An assessment of the potential impact of the introduction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on the workforce of Dakar’s informal transport industry.


Understanding Kampala’s Paratransit Market Structure

This report on Bus Rapid Transit in Kampala includes assessments of both minibus (“taxi”) and motorcycle taxi (“boda-boda”) services.


Formalising Informal Public Transport

Designed for transport unions in Africa and Asia, this guide develops policy options for unions to consider when planning negotiations with agencies on the introduction of BRT.


Matatu: Nairobi’s Informal Transport Industry & Impact of BRT

A labour impact assessment research report on Bus Rapid Transit on the workforce of Nairobi’s ‘matatu’.


Preliminary Research & Baseline Study on Nairobi Bus Rapid Transit

Preliminary research and baseline study report assessing the likely impact and implications of Bus Rapid Transit for workers in Nairobi.


Independent Evaluation: ILO’s Capacity Development Activities, 2010-2017

Using mix methods for collecting data and information, this evaluation reviewed the ILO’s interventions with the intention of delivering capacity development in its constituents covering the period 2010-2017.


Transforming Transport Unions through the Mass Organisation of Informal Workers

A Case Study of the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Union (ATGWU) in Uganda which pioneered the successful organisation of more than 100,000 informal transport workers through the formation of allinces with informal workers’ associations. The project was commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung as a contribution to its Trade Unions in Transformation project and undertaken by GLI in partnership with ATGWU.


FILM: The Power of Informal Transport Workers

The Power of Informal Transport Workers” shows how informal transport workers across the world are organising in trade unions to fight back against precarious and dangerous working conditions.


ILO: Strengthening International Labour Standads In Global Supply Chains and Export Processing Zones SCs & EPZs

The evaluation examined the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, impact and sustainability of two projects focused on building strong, independent and representative organisations.


ILO: Strengthening of Workers’ Organisations in the Arab Countries through Economic, Social and Legal Literacy

This evaluation examined the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, impact and sustainability of a project focused on developing the capacity of workers’ organisations in the Arab region.


Organising Precarious Transport Workers

This precarious transport workers booklet was prepared for the International Transport Workers’ Federation based on quotes and examples from the ITF’s survey on Informal and precarious work.


ITF Informal Transport Workers’ Project

Design and management of research and edcation in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support the democratic organisation and representation of informal transport workers.


 ITF Baseline Survey Report: Precarious Labour and Decent Work in the Transport Industry

Bringing together findings from 51 unions in 38 countries, this report attempts to improve knowledge of the extent, natre and trends in precarious and informal employment in the major transport sectors.


The Only School We Have: Learning From Organizing Experiences Across the Informal Economy

Compiled and edited by Christine Bonner and Dave Spooner, published by Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO).


Promoting the ILO Home Work Convention (C177) and the Rights of Homeworkers

This manual was produced by the Global Labour Institute for HomeNet South Asia. It is a manual for workers’ educators and facilitators to provoke and encourage discussion about homeworkers and their rights as workers and encourage homeworkers and their supporters to get the ILO Home Work Convention put into national law in their own country.


Transport Workers in the Urban Informal Economy: Livelihood Profile

A research piece profiling the size and significance of those working in the urban informal transport sector in developing and transition countries.


Taking Stock: Decent Work Opportunities for Women and Men in the Informal Economy

A report of the workshop Organising Street Vendors in Liberia, held in Monrovia in May 2011, aiming to strengthen the organising capacity of the National Petty Union of Liberia (NAPETUL) and to explore the potential for a longer-term partnership between NAPETUL, the Liberian Labour Congress (LLC), Ghana TUC and StreetNet International.