The Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN)

GAIN is an international network of individual researchers, research institutions and international organisations that aims at developing tools to better understand the effects of green policies on employment and therefore contribute to promoting the just transition to the green economy.
In order to achieve this objective, GAIN developed a methodology that uses Input-Output Analysis and allows to investigate the quantitative effects of green policies on employment. More details on this methodology can be found in the recently launched GAIN Training Guidebook.

Framed within the Just Transition, this analysis allows countries to foresee the opportunities and risks to reshape their economic and labour policies and investment decisions to maximize employment gains.
See more information about the GAIN’s background, objectives, and outcomes.
  1. GAIN Training Guidebook

    GAIN has developed its policy-oriented Training Guidebook. This guidebook offers tools to policy makers, research institutes and statistical offices to undertake country green jobs assessments. The methodology used for the final assessment uses Input Output Analysis.

  1. Green Jobs Assessment Reports

    Green Jobs Assessment Reports are policy-oriented research projects that aim at providing insights on the employment impact of green policies. Underpinned by the GAIN standardised methodology detailed in the GAIN Training Guidebook, the results of these assessments feed into the formulation of national policies that support the Just Transition. 


  1. GAIN Webinar 7: Skills for a Greener Future: Taking stock and looking ahead

    This GAIN Webinar will explore the linkages between skills and the Just Transition. Based on the recently presented ILO report Skills for a Greener Future, it will shed light on the need for skills development policies that allow countries to seize the employment opportunities and minimise the costs of the Just Transition.

  2. The Green Jobs Assessments Institutions Network (GAIN) establishes its First Training Hub in Africa

    25 September 2019

    The Training Hub is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ILO and the University of Pretoria, and aims to build institutional capacity on Green Jobs Assessment Models.

  3. GAIN Webinar 6: The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

    This session will explore the linkages between the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Just Transition. In particular, the webinar will shed light on the employment impacts of NDC-related climate action and how can governments use evidence-based research to advise policy.