Resources on future of work

  1. Video

    ILO’s OSH Projects in Indonesia

    28 March 2022

    The video documents eight projects under ILO Jakarta office focusing and dealing with occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The video also highlights the importance of OSH in various industrial sectors to sustain businesses and protect workers, particularly during the pandemic COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. ILO Working paper 57

    (Un)Employment and skills formation in Chile: An exploration of the effects of training in labour market transitions

    24 March 2022

    This paper analyses the effects of training on labour market transitions in Chile, using individual-level panel data. It finds that training reduces post-training unemployment, but also shows that the equalizing effects of the training policies are not fully leveraged.

  3. ILO Working paper 56

    The current state of research on the two-way linkages between productivity and well-being

    17 March 2022

    Interest in the topic of well-being has burgeoned in recent years as the weaknesses of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita as a proxy for well-being have become more apparent. At the same time, the global economy has experienced a productivity slowdown, with negative implications for the most important long-term source of sustainable gains in living standards. The objective of this report is to survey the current state of research on the two-way linkages between productivity and well-being in the context of these developments The report discusses measurement issues related to both productivity and well-being, reviews the literature on the channels running from productivity to well-being, and discusses the literature on the linkages running from well-being to productivity.

  4. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Are we doing all we can to address ageing in the world of work?

    11 March 2022

    People are living longer than ever before in both developed and developing countries. And in both cases, older people either want to, or have to, keep working, often out of the realistic fear of falling into poverty. In this podcast Dorothea Schmidt-Klau, Senior Economist at the ILO’s Employment Policy Department, unpacks these trends in ageing in the world of work and how to address them.

  5. Publication

    Productive transformation and sectoral policies during the COVID-19 crisis in El Salvador and Costa Rica

    23 February 2022

    Employment policies that promote productive transformation are key to promoting job-rich growth. In this context, the current report reviews the past experience of two small open economies, Costa Rica and El Salvador, in introducing policies aimed at structural transformation, as well as how employment aspects have been included, and their lessons for employment-rich recovery strategies in a post-COVID-19 setting.

  6. World Day of Social Justice 2022

    ILO Director-General’s message for World Day of Social Justice 2022

    18 February 2022

    On the occasion of World Day of Social Justice 2022, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says international community has a rare chance that must not be missed to shape a recovery from COVID-19 that delivers social justice for people and protects the planet we all depend on.

  7. Informal ministerial meeting of the Ministers of Labour (EPSCO)

    The impact of digital and climate transitions on the labour market

    15 February 2022

    In a video statement to the EU labour ministers of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses the “need to accelerate and to steer the transition to a greener, more sustainable, more digital economy”.

  8. Fair recruitment

    The ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) builds momentum with its new advisory committee

    08 February 2022

    Representatives of the governments of Bangladesh, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Qatar, Switzerland and Tunisia, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Swiss Development Cooperation agency met for the first time in January 2022 as members of the Advisory Committee of the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative. Committee Members will share knowledge and expertise, identify common challenges and opportunities and provide strategic guidance to the ILO in implementing the Fair Recruitment Initiative strategy for 2021-25.

  9. Video

    Winning videos of ILO’s One-Minute Video Competition on OSH

    03 February 2022

    Fatmawati, a student from Gresik, East Java, won first place in the one-minute video competition (Kompetisi Video Semenit/KOVID). The second one is Ganjar Jatmika Sukanda, a junior school teacher from Ciamis, West Java. And the third one is Belgi Apriliandy, a student from Yogyakarta.

  10. Project

    Understanding and improving women's work on digital labour platforms

    02 February 2022

    The project explores the experiences of women on digital labour platforms in multiple sectors of the economy in India, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. It builds evidence on the emerging opportunities and challenges platforms create to provide guidance for ensuring decent working conditions on platforms.