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. EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 246

    "Negotiating the algorithm”: Automation, artificial intelligence and labour protection

    10 July 2018

  2. EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 245

    Impact of macroeconomic reform on labour markets and income in Zambia: Assessing ZAMMOD

    05 July 2018

    This paper, authored by Alemayehu Geda, John Weeks and Herryman Moono, reviews an econometric model (ZAMMOD) currently being used by the Zambia Ministry of Finance for forecasting, policy analysis and budget preparation; identifies some limitations to the labour market block of ZAMMOD, and makes specific recommendations on how the block could be enhanced. The authors then introduce these recommendation into the model and run simulations examining the labour market impacts of the of austerity measures.

  3. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #74: Financial inclusion and health

    05 July 2018

    Developing solutions that address ill health can be a triple win for clients, society and financial service providers. Keeping clients and their families healthy makes business sense, but while there is great demand for such solutions, only a few providers have focussed on tackling health challenges. This paper includes case studies and outlines the scope for financial service providers to develop holistic health solutions.

  4. Publication

    ILO Survey Report on the National Initiatives to Promote Quality Apprenticeships in G20 Countries

    04 July 2018

    This report presents the main findings of the ILO survey on national initiatives to promote quality apprenticeships in the G20 member states. It was conducted between September and December 2017 as an ILO initiative to take stock of and widely share good practices in this area.

  5. Publication

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Issue 3, June 2018

    28 June 2018

  6. ILO briefs on Employment Services and ALMPs: Issue no. 1

    Public employment services: Joined-up services for people facing labour market disadvantage

    20 June 2018

    This technical note shows how public employment services (PES) are going beyond traditional ways of working, moving towards joined-up services to help people facing complex barriers to employment in finding work and building skills, with the aim of achieving more sustainable outcomes. The note explores the meaning of “joined-up services” and presents selected country case studies that offer insights from experience to policy-makers, practitioners and others interested in developing services to maximize the level of support available to disadvantaged jobseekers.

  7. Green Jobs Study

    Green Jobs in Tunisia: Measuring Methods and Model Results

    07 June 2018

    The current system of production is exponentially increasing the pressure on the environment, undermining world’s natural wealth and putting humans at risk by fuelling the negative effects of climate change. Within the context of the green growth scenarios envisaged in the Paris Agreement of 2015, this report studies the case of Tunisia and seeks to quantitatively analyse the extent of decent green jobs that currently exist in the country as well as the potential implications of such scenarios for Tunisian labour markets. Using the Input-Output (IO) economic modelling methodology, the study concludes that, assuming massive investment, the direct and indirect effects of a green jobs strategy could yield 272,000 green jobs in Tunisia by 2030.

  8. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 60

    Building an adequate U.S. labor and social protection system for the 21st century

    05 June 2018

    Over the last several decades the economic prospects facing U.S. workers and households have changed in substantial ways. For most, it has been a change for the worse. This paper is intended to bring analytical clarity and focus to the issues that currently confront workers, households and policy makers in the spheres of employment and social protection.