Books and reports

July 2016

  1. Studies on Growth with Equity

    Building a social pillar for European convergence

    18 July 2016

    This report finds that EU Member States are either diverging in terms of socio-economic performance or converging towards deteriorating outcomes such as worsening inequality and widening structural imbalances.

  2. Studies on Growth with Equity

    Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements

    13 July 2016

June 2016

  1. Studies on Growth with Equity

    What works: Active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    This report examines the effectiveness of active labour market policies implemented in Latin America, notably policies carried out in Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

May 2016

  1. Flagship report

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Transforming jobs to end poverty

    19 May 2016

    This edition of the WESO looks at poverty reduction and how it has been influenced by income inequality and the availability of quality jobs in developing and developed countries.

March 2016

  1. Report

    Women at Work Trends 2016

    08 March 2016

    This report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change.

February 2016

  1. Publication

    Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) – Ninth edition

    29 February 2016

    The KILM is a multifunctional research tool designed to make labour market information and analysis easily accessible.

January 2016

  1. Full report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2016

    19 January 2016

    The World Employment and Social Outlook is the ILO’s flagship report on world of work issues. Exploring the inter-connected nature of macroeconomic policies on the one hand, and employment and social outcomes on the other, it analyses which policy combinations are most effective in delivering high employment and balanced incomes. The publication also provides readers with the most up-to-date global as well as regional labour market and social indicators.

December 2015

  1. Publication

    The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim – West meets East

    16 December 2015

    This volume of essays considers how the ILO has helped generate a set of ideas and practices to advance social and economic reform in the Americas and the Asia Pacific.

October 2015

  1. Publication

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015: Scaling up investments in decent jobs for youth

    08 October 2015

    This issue of Global Employment Trends for Youth provides an update on youth labour markets around the world, focusing both on the continuing labour market instability and on structural issues in youth labour markets.

June 2015

  1. Sustainable development

    Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy

    12 June 2015

    The challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and of generating decent work for all are closely linked. This book argues that goal of environmentally sustainable economies will not be attained without the active contribution of the world of work (Download the introduction to the report below).