Research publications

  1. The Youth Guarantee programme in Europe: Features, implementation and challenges

    19 August 2015

  2. ILO Research News 2/2015

    24 February 2015

    The first edition of the new, thematic annual flagship report of the ILO Research Department, entitled The Changing Nature of Jobs, highlights the shift in the traditional employment relationship that is taking place across the world of work. In many cases, the emerging patterns of new forms of work is associated with the rise in inequality and poverty rates and risks perpetuating the vicious circle of weak global demand and slow job creation that currently characterizes the global economy.

  3. ILO Research News 1/2015

    24 February 2015

    The second edition of ILO Research News highlights recent ILO publications, including the first edition of the ILO’s new flagship publication, World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015 report. The report, which was launched in January, provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of global and regional labour markets.

  4. Are active labour market policies effective in activating and integrating low-skilled individuals? : An international comparison

    23 February 2015

  5. Wages in Asia and the Pacific: Dynamic but uneven progress

    05 December 2014

    This supplement to the ILO’s Global Wage Report 2014/15 summarizes the main wage developments in Asia and the Pacific. It discusses how the region compares to the global picture and goes into the role that wage employment plays for women and men across Asia and the Pacific. Trends are presented in greater detail for each of the three subregions, East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia and some policy conclusions are drawn.

  6. Development and employment in Latin America and the Caribbean: A look ahead

    12 November 2014

  7. ILO Research News 1/2014

    07 November 2014

    The world of work is experiencing significant challenges. Many advanced economies are facing significant unemployment and labour market inactivity, notably as a result of the global crisis which erupted in 2008. In emerging and developing countries, progress in reducing working poverty and informal employment has slowed down. Everywhere, new technology, changes in global production patterns and population ageing lead to new job opportunities, while also exerting a profound impact on the linkages between large enterprises and their suppliers, and on the nature of work itself. Income inequalities tend to widen. To shed light on these trends, the ILO has strengthened its research functions. The aim is to help discern the factors at work and to provide evidence-based analysis on how policies can best respond to emerging employment and social challenges. ILO Research News will present regular updates of the outcomes of this work.

  8. An Accuracy Assessment of the Global Employment Trends’ Unemployment Rate Forecasts

    31 March 2014

  9. Kenya: Making quality employment the driver of development

    02 December 2013

    The report analyses how the growing disconnect between growth and job creation in Kenya is having detrimental consequences on living standards and working conditions, especially for youth. It discusses how a comprehensive approach that integrates employment goals with strategic growth plans can contribute to a more stable and equitable growth pattern.

  10. Tackling the jobs crisis in Portugal

    26 November 2013

    The report looks at the socio-economic situation in the country and its impact on the labour market. It also presents a series of policy recommendations to move towards a more job-centred approach.