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Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch (EMPLAB)
International Labour Office

4, Route des Morillons

Geneva 22
Switzerland
CH-1211


Tel : +41 22 799 7843; +41 22 799 7456
Email : emplab@ilo.org
Website : www.ilo.org/policy

Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch (EMPLAB)

EMPLAB supports governments, and workers’ and employers’ organisations to develop and implement gender-responsive employment and labour market policies with a focus on youth, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We work with member States to respond to their employment challenges and shape a better future of work by:
  • Building their capacities on the design, delivery and monitoring of gender-sensitive, youth inclusive employment policies;
  • Generating global knowledge and evidence through research, diagnostics and assessments;
  • Strengthening their ability to design, delivery and monitor employment services and labour market programmes for effective labour market transitions;
  • Mobilising resources and partnerships to scale up action and the impact of our work.
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What's new

  1. Report

    Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    25 August 2021

    Part I: Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future

  2. Publication

    Towards decent work for young refugees and host communities in the digital platform economy in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Egypt

    12 August 2021

    This report explores job creation in the gig economy from the unique experiences and perspectives of youth and refugees, as well as from the viewpoint of digital labour and e-commerce platforms, digital training providers, start-up incubators, social partners, and policymakers.

  3. Joint ILO-FAO-Cirad engagement to support job rich recovery in Africa

    JobAgri: Putting knowledge to work to support job-rich investments in agriculture and agri-food chains in sub-Saharan Africa

    20 July 2021

  4. Policy Brief

    Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

    19 July 2021

    This policy brief provides an outlook of where women stand in the labour market after more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Policy note

    Public Employment Services pressing ahead with digitalization should be aware of the digital divide

    30 June 2021

    The internet is becoming a key resource for job seekers, entrepreneurs or those looking to make a career change. The digitalization of public employment services (PES) has accelerated in response to the COVID-19 crisis. To ensure they remain inclusive, PES should beware of the barriers limiting access to clients with low digital literacy and pinpoint solutions for making services easy to access, safe and as intuitive as possible.

  6. Practical guide

    How to choose my future profession ? A step-by-step guide for job seekers

    10 June 2021

    This guide presents in a simple and practical way, the stages of the reflection to be carried out to make a choice of profession. It can be used as a workbook to be completed directly. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counselors at employment agencies around the world.