Research and data

The ILO publishes research on important labour market trends and issues to inform constituents, policy-makers and the public about the realities of employment in the globalized economy and the issues facing workers and employers in developing, transition and industrialized economies.

Labour statistics and data play an essential role in the efforts of member States in achieving decent work for all and for the ILO's support of these efforts. Statistics and supporting databases are needed for the development and evaluation of effective policies and to assess progress towards the goal of achieving decent work for all. The ILO supports member States in the collection and dissemination of reliable, up-to-date, gender- and age-disaggregated labour market statistics based on international standards and definitions.