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

    MGNREGA, paid work and women’s empowerment

    12 December 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 230

  2. Publication

    Gender in employment policies and programmes: What works for women?

    11 December 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 235

  3. Publication

    Partnerships and contractors in the delivery of employment services and ALMPs: a literature review

    11 December 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 226

  4. Publication

    Good practices in using partnerships for the delivery of employment services in Colombia

    11 December 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 225

  5. Employment Research Brief

    Employment policy implementation mechanisms across countries

    08 December 2017

    The ILO and its constituents have made significant progress in developing national employment policies (NEPs). However, unless appropriate institutional arrangements can be put in place to ensure their timely and effective implementation, even sound policies may not produce the desired results. To respond to the increasing requests from its constituents for assistance in NEP implementation, the ILO launched a research project on “a comparative analysis of employment policy implementation mechanisms in selected countries”. Case studies2 and a synthesis report were published in the form of working papers. This research brief presents the synthesis: it defines NEP implementation mechanisms by three pillars – coordination structure, accountability system and support system – and examines the similarities and differences in selected countries.

  6. Employment Research Brief

    Employment policy implementation mechanisms in South Africa

    08 December 2017

    The ILO and its constituents have made significant progress in developing national employment policies (NEPs). However, unless appropriate institutional arrangements can be put in place to ensure their timely and effective implementation, even sound policies may not produce the desired results. To respond to the increasing requests from its constituents for assistance in NEP implementation, the ILO launched a research project on “a comparative analysis of employment policy implementation mechanisms in selected countries”. Case studies2 and a synthesis report were published in the form of working papers. This research brief presents the coordination framework, employment insurance system, and monitoring and assessment of employment policy implementation in South Africa.

  7. Employment Research Brief

    Employment policy implementation mechanisms in the Republic of Korea

    08 December 2017

    The ILO and its constituents have made significant progress in developing national employment policies (NEPs). However, unless appropriate institutional arrangements can be put in place to ensure their timely and effective implementation, even sound policies may not produce the desired results. To respond to the increasing requests from its constituents for assistance in NEP implementation, the ILO launched a research project on “a comparative analysis of employment policy implementation mechanisms in selected countries”. Case studies2 and a synthesis report were published in the form of working papers. This research brief presents the coordination framework, employment insurance system, and monitoring and assessment of employment policy implementation in the Republic of Korea.

  8. Employment Research Brief

    Employment policy implementation mechanisms in Germany and the United Kingdom

    08 December 2017

    The ILO and its constituents have made significant progress in developing national employment policies (NEPs). However, unless appropriate institutional arrangements can be put in place to ensure timely and effective implementation, even sound policies may not produce the desired results. To respond to the increasing requests from its constituents for assistance in NEP implementation, the ILO launched a research project on “a comparative analysis of employment policy implementation mechanisms in selected countries. Case studies and a synthesis report were published as working papers”.2 Based on those studies, this research brief looks at the mechanisms for coordination, accountability and support to employment policy implementation in Germany and the United Kingdom.