Library / documentation center

The Employment Sector Information and Documentation centre offers ILO Officials both at Headquarters and the field, ILO constituents, journalists, students and others a range of services to meet your information needs.

This includes access to the Sector's free publications, research assistance, loans from the Employment Sector's or the ILO Library's collection, guidance on how to use information resources and on-line research tools effectively. The Centre also organises displays of its own as well as other ILO publications during special events.

Recent publications

  1. Publication

    The regulation of internships: A comparative study

    18 May 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 240

  2. Publication

    Macroeconomic policy, inclusive growth and productive employment in Uganda

    18 May 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 244

  3. Employment Research Brief

    Greener growth, just transition, and green jobs: There's a lot we don't know

    08 May 2018

    This research brief reviews some of the most recent literature on green growth, green jobs and a just transition with a view to identify some of the main knowledge gaps and areas for future research.

  4. Impact Report Series, Issue 11

    Women’s and Youth Empowerment in Rural Tunisia - An assessment using the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI)

    01 May 2018

    The “Women’s and Youth Empowerment in Rural Tunisia” study uses, for the first time in the Arab world, the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) to investigate the topic of gender equality. The study employs a large-scale survey of rural, semi-urban and urban Tunisia to map levels of empowerment among women and young people between the age of 18 and 30. The overall objective of the project is to provide new measurement tools and data to policymakers and organisations to allow them to better design, target, monitor and evaluate initiatives aiming to empower women and young people across Tunisia.

  5. Publication

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Issue 1, April 2018

    30 April 2018

  6. Publication

    Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture. Third edition

    30 April 2018

    This publication provides for the first time comparable estimates on the size of the informal economy and a statistical profile of informality in all its diversity at the global and regional levels.

  7. Publication

    A Guide on Labour Inspection Intervention in the Informal Economy - A participatory method

    24 April 2018

    The informal economy comprises more than half of the global labour force and more than 90% of micro and small enterprises worldwide. It encompasses a huge diversity of situations, employers and workers, most of them operating out of survival needs, especially in industrializing countries. In these countries, the protection provided by regulatory systems may not apply in law or in practice to informal economic units and workers therein; the scarce resources of enforcement agencies along with the particular challenges related to the informal economy may also lead governments to concentrate their efforts in formal enterprises. To address these challenges, the ILO, together with labour inspectorates from selected African Member States, developed and piloted a simple and effective process to address fundamental labour rights and occupational safety and health deficits through labour inspection as presented in this guide.

  8. Skills

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Learning Package

    20 April 2018