Publications

2020

  1. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of TVET in CARICOM Member States

    11 September 2020

    The capacity of technical and vocation education instructors to design, deliver, and assess student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to maintaining continuity of skills development. The objective of the survey was to understand the extent of the use of ICT in the delivery of TVET programmes in CARICOM Member States.

  2. Evaluability Assessment of the ILO's Decent Work Country Programme in Suriname

    03 September 2020

    This document provides the results of the pilot in Suriname over the on-site period of August and October 2018.

  3. Caribbean vocational qualification transition to employment in CARICOM Member States

    11 August 2020

    The study looks at the effectiveness of the NVQ / CVQ as it relates to the transition to decent employment and employer satisfaction in CARICOM Member States

  4. Tourism sector in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. An overview and the impact of COVID-19 on growth and employment

    11 August 2020

    The tourism sector is the major source of revenue and jobs in the Caribbean region, and the key or one of the main sustainability oriented pillars for virtually all mid- and long-term national development strategies. The COVID-19 induced collapse of this sector is therefore an important factor behind projections of negative economic growth for the region for 2020. This report seeks to assess and, where possible, quantify this impact of COVID-19 on employment in the tourism industries in the region.

  5. © UNICEF/Santiago Arcos 2020

    COVID-19 appeal update: Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 August 2020

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugees and Migrants Response Plan (RMRP), the ILO has launched an appeal to its funding partners to support the response to the unprecedented refugees and migrants crisis in the Latin American region. The ILO leads on Socioeconomic Integration for the inter-agency response for Venezuelan refugees and migrants and has developed a comprehensive intervention strategy in coordination with UNDP, IOM and UNHCR

  6. Infographic - The impact of COVID-19 on surveyed enterprises in Trinidad and Tobago

    10 August 2020

    The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) conducted a needs assessment survey to identify key challenges faced by Trinidad and Tobago businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey was conducted with 135 enterprises between 14 April and 1 May 2020.

  7. Infographic - The impact of COVID-19 on surveyed enterprises in Barbados

    10 August 2020

    The Barbados Employers’ Confederation conducted a needs assessment survey to identify key challenges faced by businesses in Barbados from COVID-19. This survey was conducted with 121 enterprises in April 2020.

  8. Needs assessment survey: The impact of COVID-19 on enterprises

    03 August 2020

    This survey tool has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) to help employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) evaluate the needs of enterprises as a result of on-going COVID-19 crisis. This survey tool is an update to the first one released in March 2020 (see here) and assists EBMOs gain membership insights by assessing priorities and challenges enterprises are facing due to the prolonged crisis situation.

  9. Opportunities in times of tempest: Business recovery post Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. The case of Sint Maarten

    28 July 2020

    This paper is Draft for Research. The mechanisms that motivate post-disaster business model adjustment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), are largely understudied. With Sub National Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs) standing out through political relationships with larger metropole nations, it is expected that they have access to resources to promote recovery. This paper describes the process of recovery and/or adjustment of businesses on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten which fell prey to Hurricane Irma in 2017.

  10. Enterprise survey tool: Assessing training needs resulting from COVID-19

    22 July 2020

    This enterprise survey template is made available to employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) so that they can assess the training and development needs their members require for staff. The survey will enable EBMOs to adapt their own provision of training to its members and support the development of a tailored curriculum with an appropriate pricing strategy. It will also provide an indication of members’ preference for virtual training so EBMOs can consider both short-term and longer-term investment in digitalizing training services.