Employment Diagnostics Toolbox

The Employment Diagnostic Toolbox provides access to key ILO tools, resources, and guidance for country analytics that support evidence-based policy making. The goal of employment diagnostics is to analyse challenges and opportunities towards full, productive and decent work and to identify key policy and action areas. Explore the Toolbox to listen to colleagues working on employment diagnostics, find analytical guidance, tools and data sources, learn from past experience, or browse through recent country studies and reports.

Listen to the experiences from ILO Specialists around the world

  1. Postcard from Bangkok

  2. Postcard from Geneva

  3. Postcard from Fiji

  4. Postcard from Kyrgyzstan

  1. Analytical framework for employment diagnostics

    An analytical framework that will guide and structure the empirical work on employment diagnostics

  2. Lessons learned & guidance for implementation

    Practical tips and tricks for conducting employment diagnostics in different contexts

  3. Data sources

    Useful sources of data for analysing labour market trends and country context

  4. Thematic deep dives

    Guidance and case studies with thematic focus on digitalisation, climate, care, conflict and youth

What's new

  1. Digital Employment Diagnostic Guidelines

    07 November 2023

    These guidelines serve as a comprehensive framework to assess, analyze, and understand the multifaceted dimensions of digital employment.

  2. Guide for the review of employment-related public expenditures and application to six pilot countries

    12 October 2023

    This report presents the first assessment of employment-related public expenditures (ERPEs) in six pilot countries, as an input to support the gradual transition towards pro-employment budgets. The goal is to understand the consistency of public expenditures with national employment policies and issues related to their incidence, effectiveness, and allocative efficiency.

  3. Guidelines for employment diagnostics in times of continuous change

    08 March 2023

    This guidance note outlines ILO’s approach to employment diagnostics in order to analyse labour market dynamics in continuous change.

Recent country studies

  1. Impact of multiple crises on Sri Lanka’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

    07 November 2023

    This study set out to inform the labour market disruptions caused by the multiple crises do provide for an unprecedented opportunity for the Sri Lankan labour market to reset with a MSME business recovery model at centre stage.

  2. Technology in public employment services to promote youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    30 June 2023

    This report provides insights into how public employment services in Asia-Pacific are digitally transforming and how they are using technology to support youth in the labour market.

  3. ILO Youth Country Briefs: Cross country review

    27 June 2023

    This analytical Brief reviews and compares the findings of the Briefs on the seven countries - Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and Uganda. It tracks the trends in youth labour markets, the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment, and the school-to-work transition across and its evolution in recent years. It identifies where youth labour market outcomes indicate recovery and where challenges remain in these countries.

ILO Country Assessments: COVID-19 impact on employment and labour markets

Browse the map to see ILO assessments implemented in different countries across the globe to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment.