Archived Webinar

2021 Jobs and Development - World Bank and ILO Special Session - Measuring Women’s and Men’s Work: Main Finding and Recommendations from World Bank and ILO Pilot Studies

"International statistical standards on labor are set at the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) every 5 years following an extensive consultation and development process."

The session had four speakers and discusses- 

  • The 19th ICLS and Main Findings from the ILO Labor Force Survey Pilot Studies by Kieran Walsh, ILO
  • Who is employed? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa on Redefining Employment by Isis Gaddis, WB
  • Main Findings from a Joint ILO and World Banks Study in Sri Lanka and Guidance by Antonio Discenza
  • ILO and Italian National Institute of Statistics by Amparo Palacios-Lopez, WB

About the Presenters

Kieran Walsh

Senior Statistician, ILO

Kieran Walsh (ILO) is a senior statistician in the labor force survey methodology team at the ILO Department of Statistics. The primary focus of his work is developing guidance and providing training and support to countries on the application of the latest standards and good measurement practices for labor in household surveys. Prior to joining the ILO in 2014, Kieran worked for 13 years in the Central Statistics Office of Ireland, covering many topics including labour market and earnings, consumer prices and household income and living conditions, before taking the role of Director of Business Statistics.

Isis Gaddis

Senior Economist, World Bank

Isis Gaddis (WB) is a senior economist with the World Bank’s Gender Group. She previously served as a poverty economist for Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam. Isis co-authored the 2016 World Bank Africa Region flagship report Poverty in a Rising Africa and was a member of the core team of the Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle. Her main research interest is empirical microeconomics, with a focus on the measurement and analysis of poverty and inequality, gender, labor, and public service delivery. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Gӧttingen, where she was a member of the development economics research group from 2006 to 2012.

Antonio Rinaldo Discenza

Statistician, ILO

Antonio Rinaldo Discenza is a professional statistician, an expert in labour market statistics, a survey manager, and a survey methodologist. He has been working within the international sphere for more than 15 years with an extensive range of activities such as designing and delivering formal training courses and training on the job on statistical processes and methodology for large household surveys, providing technical assistance and statistical capacity building to national statistical offices, and conducting sector reviews in the field of labour force survey and Labour Market Statistics.

Amparo Palacios-López

Senior Economist, World Bank

Amparo Palacios-López is a Senior Economist in the Data Production and Methods Unit of the Development Data Group of the World Bank. Her primary area of research is development, with a focus on labor, gender, and welfare. She conducts research on survey methods, focusing on labor and agriculture. The recent focus of her methodological research has been on labor and gender working jointly with the Gender Group of the World Bank and the International Labor Organization. As a member of the Living Standards Measurement Study team, she supports surveys in several countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and leads the design of the questionnaires used in surveys in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

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- Jan 9, 2023
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