COVID-19 and employment policies: Resources and tools

Policies for supporting enterprises, jobs and income

  1. Labour overview of Latin America and the Caribbean in times of COVID-19

    EMPLOYMENT Seminar #39 - This seminar will present an updated overview of labour and income indicators of Latin America and the Caribbean since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to the end of 2021 to better understand the impact as well as the stage of recovery and serve as a basis to see which employment and labour market policies had an impact.

  2. Youth labour market resilience during the COVID-19 crisis in three middle-income countries

    02 March 2022

    Young people have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Despite support provided by governments, many young people had to rely on their individual capabilities and resources to adapt and react to these difficult times.

  3. How to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the recovery process: Lessons from the ILO Monitor Series

    EMPLOYMENT Seminar #37. The seminar will discuss how to monitor and analyse labour market changes in a timely and cost-effective manner in times of crisis, drawing lessons from the ILO Monitor Series.

  4. Gender-responsive employment policies for a job-rich and fair recovery

    A new generation of gender-responsive employment policies can play an important role to promote an inclusive and job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar will bring together experts and policymakers from different regions to share knowledge on how they have produced specific diagnostics on how women and men have been impacted by the crisis, and the ways in which they have progressed in implementing gender-responsive policies.

  5. An uneven and gender-unequal COVID-19 recovery: Update on gender and employment trends 2021

    26 October 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis caused unprecedented job losses, hitting women the hardest, particularly in middle-income countries. The COVID-19 recovery is proving both uneven and gender-unequal, as women’s employment recovery is lagging behind men’s.

  6. Youth employment and COVID-19: Some lessons from the crisis

    EMPLOYMENT Seminar #35

  7. COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries

    18 January 2021

    This policy brief provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While highlighting how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes, and looking at policy responses so far, it also provides suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support, to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

  8. Global Employment Policy Review 2020: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation

    22 December 2020

    The Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR) examines trends in employment policies while at the same time presenting new and innovative solutions to the challenges of policy design and implementation. In this first edition, the report focuses on the issue of structural transformation.

  9. COVID-19, jobs and the future of work in the LDCs: A (disheartening) preliminary account

    15 December 2020

    This paper provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), drawing on a large set of available data and sources. It highlights how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes via multiple channels of transmission. It looks at policy responses so far and provides some suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

  10. Cameroon - Rapid evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 on employment and the labour market

    11 December 2020