We have conducted a number of studies on unemployment, activation policies and institutional capacities of Public Employment Services in Europe, countries of the OECD area and emerging economies for the OECD, the World Bank, ILO, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission and the Bertelsmann Foundation. In addition, we have compiled detailed country reviews of Germany, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Bulgaria, the Slovak Republic, Kazakhstan, Japan and Australia. Currently, we are working on employment funds, Public Employment Services and activation strategies in North Africa and Latin America.