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dc.contributor.authorSehnbruch, K
dc.contributor.authorBurchell, B
dc.contributor.authorAgloni, N
dc.contributor.authorPiasna, A
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-21T15:29:50Z
dc.date.available2014-11-21T15:29:50Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationDevelopment and Change 46: 197–224. doi: 10.1111/dech.12149
dc.identifier.issn0012-155X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246439
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the impact of the International Labour Office’s (ILO) concept of Decent Work on development thinking and the associated literature. We attempt to answer the question of what makes a development initiative successful by comparing the decent work approach to the United Nation Development Program's (UNDP) human development concept (in conjunction with the human development indicator). We consider that the latter has been one of the most successful development concepts ever to have been launched, while the impact of decent work by comparison has been limited. Our hypothesis relating to the question of what makes a development initiative successful has three fundamental components: first, a solid theoretical foundation has to justify the launch of a development concept. A second vital factor is the availability of sufficient national and internationally comparable data that enables researchers and policymakers alike to apply the concept, preferably by means of a synthetic indicator. Third, the political will and institutional structure of the development institution that launches a concept is a key factor, particularly if data availability is limited as countries then have to be persuaded to generate new data.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme, the European Union (FP7 project ‘Nopoor’), and the Conicyt/Fondap Proyect number 15130009 for partial funding provided for this paper.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectDecent Work
dc.subjectHuman Development
dc.subjectHuman Development Indicators
dc.subjectEmployment
dc.subjectDevelopment Institutions
dc.titleHuman development and decent Work: Why some concepts succeed and others fail to make an impact
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the accepted manuscript. It's currently embargoed pending publication by Wiley. The final version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dech.12149/abstract
prism.endingPage224
prism.publicationDate2015
prism.publicationNameDevelopment and Change
prism.startingPage197
prism.volume46
dc.rioxxterms.funderEU FP7
dc.rioxxterms.projectid15130009
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/dech.12149
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-03-15
dc.contributor.orcidBurchell, Brendan [0000-0002-8243-937X]
dc.identifier.eissn1467-7660
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2015-03-15
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-03-15


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