Country information

Links connected with labour rights, child labour and human rights:

• Country profiles on occupational safety and health
Provides information about international labour standards, laws and regulations, policies and programmes in a particular country.


• ILO Labour Inspection country profiles
Labour Inspection reports offer a general picture of the related systems in ILO’s specific member states.


• Child labour and children’s rights
Information about children’s rights and the use of child labour on a country-by-country basis.

• Human Rights Watch: World Report 2012
This report compiles information on the human rights status in over 90 countries.

• Human Rights Reports
The report assesses human rights conditions around the globe in 2012.

• UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

• UN Global Compact - Human Rights

• The Danish Institute for Human Rights
Provides information and tools to help companies respect human rights and raise awareness of human rights issues.

• In addition, information about the position of Dalits in various countries can be found in the developing country database.

Target countries – economy-related links:

• African Economic Outlook: extensive economic reports on 53 of the 54 African countries (not included: Somalia): 

Provides economic reports on 53 of the 54 African countries. Each profile includes synopses of the overall state of the country, recent economic developments, macroeconomic policy, structural issues, the political and social context, human development, one sector relevant to development and vital country statistics.


• International Finance Institution/ The World Bank: Doing Business
Reports provide data on the ease of doing business, rank each location, and recommend reforms to improve performance in each of the indicator areas.


• The Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013
The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 features a record number of 148 economies. It contains a detailed profile for each of the economies included in the study, as well as an extensive section of data tables with global rankings covering over 100 indicators.


Links concerning corruption:

• Corruption Perceptions Index: Country profiles

Information about corruption on a nation-by-nation basis.


• Business anti-corruption country profiles
Information about corruption and practical information for SMEs in order to help them avoid and fight corruption, thereby creating a better business environment.

• Anti-corruption Handbook for Development Practitioners
Handbook published by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, which provides concrete tools to prevent corruption in development co-operation.

Links concerning legislation in various countries / regional information:

• NATLEX, the database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department


• EcoLex database on environmental law operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP

 Ecolex is a database providing the most comprehensive, global source of information on environmental law.


• ILO Fundamental Conventions
Presents ILO’s eight fundamental general agreements.

Links concerning HIV/AIDS:

• ILO’s workplace policy on HIV/AIDS
Offers a frame of reference whereby it is possible to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and manage its impacts.