COVID-19 and employment policies: Resources and tools

Policies for supporting enterprises, jobs and income

  1. COVID-19 and the labour market in Argentina: The challenge of fighting the pandemic and its socio-economic impact at a time of severe difficulty

    03 September 2020

  2. Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Employment Impacts under COVID-19 in Lebanon

    03 September 2020

  3. Rapid Country Assessment: South Africa - The impacts from a COVID-19 shock to South Africa's economy and labour market

    03 September 2020

    This rapid assessment considers the likely impact of the COVID crisis on enterprises and livelihoods and incomes of workers – regular and non-regular, protected and unprotected. It checks the policy responses to the economic crisis and examines initiatives to protect both enterprises and workers, especially the most vulnerable in South Africa.

  4. Labour market policies and employment services are critical ingredients of the COVID-19 policy responses

    18 August 2020

    This article presents highlights of the new policy brief on “COVID-19: Public employment services and labour market policy responses”.

  5. COVID-19: Public employment services and labour market policy responses

    17 August 2020

    Employment services and labour market policies are key to bridging from immediate measures to a job-rich recovery.

  6. Guidelines on Rapid Assessment of reskilling and upskilling needs in response to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 August 2020

  7. A gender-responsive employment recovery: Building back fairer

    24 July 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the entrenched gender inequalities that plague labour markets. Building back fairer will only be possible by tackling these inequalities head on during the emergency and recovery phases.

  8. Portugal : Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and labour market

    26 June 2020

  9. Rapid response to COVID-19 under high informality? The case of Peru

    02 June 2020

    This note discusses possibilities for policy responses to the emergency in the context of high informality.

  10. The role of public employment programmes and employment guarantee schemes in COVID-19 policy responses

    29 May 2020