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  1. ILO Country study

    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.

  2. Publication

    COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses SERBIA

    02 September 2020

    Serbia went for the biggest Covid-19 response package in the Western Balkans to retain jobs and to protect incomes. The new report shows how many and which jobs are at risk. The publication also assesses the welfare effects of the government interventions and provides policy recommendations.

  3. Publication

    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.

  4. Publication

    Robotics and reshoring - Employment implications for developing countries

    12 August 2020

    This volume addresses the impact of automation on employment in global supply chains.

  5. Global report

    Youth & COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being

    11 August 2020

    The report captures the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of young people (aged 18–29) with regards to employment, education, mental well-being, rights and social activism. Over 12,000 responses were received from young people in 112 countries.

  6. Publication

    China – Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on employment

    29 July 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on employment in China. From the onset of the crisis, the Government adopted a wide range of policies to support enterprises and protect workers. These policies have prioritized employment, though not all policies have been yet fully implemented. Stronger implementation and more integrated employment policies are needed, while continuing to adapt to the economic recovery in a more flexible and fragile labour market.

  7. ILO Policy brief

    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. ILO/Sida Partnership on Employment Working Paper No. 7

    Attaining SDG 8 in Portugal: Macroeconomic, sectoral and labour market policies for structural transformation and full and productive employment

    21 July 2020

  9. ILO Country study

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

    26 June 2020

  10. Publication

    COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses MONTENEGRO

    25 June 2020

    The report provides evidence that show that the lockdown measures had severe impacts on employment. It offers six policy options for the country for supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes during the reactivation phase.