Readers' Guide Comment on “a major expansion of the capacity of the International Labour Organization and multilateral development banks”
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the multilateral development banks 1 could all benefit from strengthened capacity. If GRI’s recommendation is aimed directly at governments to come up with additional financial support, it is not very innovative. Almost all UN resolutions and declarations on development include an appeal to donors for supplemental resources.
What would have been more interesting is a proposal for alternative structural financing to enhance the internal capacities of the ILO or other intergovernmental organizations. If GRI’s recommendation for the organizations to lead the expansion of ILO capacity is multinational corporations, then WEF could well have explained how these firms have the expertise to develop 'basic retirement, health and unemployment insurance systems.'
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