World of Work Report

Developing with jobs

Please note that as of 2015 the World of Work Report has been replaced by a new annual ILO flagship series, the World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO). You can now find the latest global and regional labour market indicators, policy recommendations and in-depth analysis of a broad range of world of work issues on the WESO webpage.

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    World of Work 2014: Developing with jobs

    This year’s edition focuses on developing countries and argues that quality jobs are a key driver for development. It draws on evidence from over 140 developing countries and finds that a common factor amongst those countries that have achieved higher per capita income and sustained growth was quality jobs.


  1. Good quality jobs crucial to drive development

Key findings of the report

  1. Countries investing in high quality jobs make economic leaps

    The flagship report on the world of work shows, for the first time, that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries.