Publications

Just released

  1. Publication

    ILO Monitor on the world of work. 9th edition

    23 May 2022

    The report gives a global overview of how countries are tackling an uneven labour market recovery that has been further undermined by developments such as the Russian aggression against Ukraine, increases in inflation, and continuing strict COVID-19 containment measures.

  2. Book

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    11 May 2022

    Is medical cannabis really capable of making a difference for poor countries in terms of growth and job creation? This book seeks to determine whether medical cannabis can indeed create jobs and wealth, notably in comparison with tobacco, for which the medicinal plant is deemed to be a viable substitute crop.

Editor's choice

  1. The new world of work: Challenges and opportunities for social partners and labour institutions

    31 December 2021

    This book examines social dialogue and the role of social partners in the governance of the world of work in 34 European countries.

Flagship reports

  1. Social Dialogue Report 2022

    Collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery

    5 May 2022

    This first edition of this new ILO flagship report focuses on collective bargaining.

  2. World Social Protection Report 2020-22

    Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

    1 September 2021

    A global overview of recent developments in social protection systems and of how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted them.

  3. World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    23 February 2021

    How did the contemporary platform economy transform the way work is organized? This flagship report analyses the impact of digital labour platforms on enterprises, workers and society as a whole.

  4. Global Wage Report 2020-21

    Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19

    2 December 2020

    A unique picture of the evolution of real wages globally and by regions. The 2020-21 edition analyses the relationship of minimum wages and inequality, as well as the wage impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.