1. In Malawi, bolstering youth and women's employment through sectoral skills strategies

    12 June 2019

    This article looks at skills development strategies implemented in the agricultural sector in Malawi, and consider some of the lessons that can be drawn for aid for trade initiatives more broadly.

  2. ILO Employment Policy Department Director's Welcoming Speech at the STRENGTHEN Global Knowledge-Sharing Workshop

    15 May 2019

    The following are highlights of the speech delivered by ILO Employment Policy Department Director Sangheon Lee during the Global Knowledge-Sharing Workshop.

  3. Global ILO Knowledge-Sharing Workshop brings partner countries together for “Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sectoral and Trade Policies”

    15 May 2019

  4. Transitioning to the formal economy through technology: The trends towards e-formality

    10 May 2019


  1. Working together in Lebanon

    12 December 2018

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  2. Structural transformation in emerging economies: leading sectors and the balanced growth hypothesis

    13 November 2018

  3. Sri Lankan women making waves in local industry

    05 November 2018

    With determination, detergent and the support of the ILO project promoting local empowerment through economic development in Sri Lanka, a group of women-headed households have gained social and economic power.

  4. Disadvantaged youth turn away from gang violence through skills' training in northern Madagascar

    06 August 2018

    In the first of a series of articles to mark International Youth Day on 12 August, we focus on an ILO-funded project that has been supporting efforts to curb urban violence and restore peace in the coastal town of Diégo Suarez.

  5. Mind the gap: Differing perspectives of men and women economists may affect policy outcomes

    12 June 2018

  6. 107th International Labour Conference: Facebook interviews

    04 June 2018

    Facebook interviews featuring representatives of the ILO Employment Policy Department.

  7. A tremendous challenge: More than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population make their living in the informal economy

    21 May 2018

  8. ILO hosts conference on Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    15 May 2018

  9. Global Forum on Migration and Development holds thematic workshop on labour migration and skills

    04 May 2018

  10. Creating opportunities for young women through youth employment programmes

    03 April 2018

    A plethora of forces drive gender disparities in youth employment, yet innovative youth employment programs can respond to gender issues. ILO Taqeem presents impact evaluation results of a youth entrepreneurship TV programme in Egypt.

  11. “We cannot live without doing anything”

    16 March 2018

    Kinofelis, a public works programme in Greece, has helped some 45,000 beneficiaries find a job, giving new hope to communities in the crisis-shaken country. The ILO was asked by the European Commission to improve the programme by focusing on skills, social protection and the payment of the minimum wage.

  12. Empowering Women in the Rural Economy

    27 February 2018

    The goal of the policy guidance notes is to offer guidance to policymakers, the social partners and development practitioners on ways to effectively address employment- and labour-related issues in the rural context.


  1. Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    30 November 2017

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.

  2. Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    27 November 2017

    The Academy on Rural Employment takes place from 27 November to 8 December at ILO/ITC Campus in Turin

  3. Are young people overskilled or underskilled?

    30 October 2017

    ILO Taqeem blogs about their participation at the World Skills Competition 2017 held in Abu Dhabi

  4. Decent jobs for rural youth

    30 October 2017

    An article by the ILO Youth Employment Programme appeared in Rural21, the International Journal for Rural Development