Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK)

Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK) provides technical assistance to ILO constituents and expands the knowledge base on Wages, Working Time, Working Conditions, Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations, Contractual arrangements and Labour Market Security. INWORK also leads activities on the formalization of the informal economy and coordinates the ILO Strategy to Make Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers. The Branch’s work covers the interplay among these key labour market institutions and their combined effect on worker protection, labour market performance and equality.

Key publications

  1. Global Wage Report 2018/19

    What lies behind gender pay gaps

    This report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

  2. Book

    Collective Bargaining: Extending Labour Protection

    This volume examines the extension of collective agreements and its use as a policy tool to expand the coverage of labour protection, and shore up collective bargaining.

  3. Non-standard employment around the world:
    Understanding challenges, shaping prospects

What's new

  1. Three questions about the ILO’s project focussing on strengthening tripartite constituents’ capacity to recover from COVID-19 through dialogue and improved representation in Cambodia

    28 September 2020

  2. Growing green: Fostering a green entrepreneurial ecosystem for youth

    21 September 2020

    The research reviews the entrepreneurial ecosystem to assess capacity to foster young green entrepreneurship and to address the social and environmental challenges. The report considers from the perspective of key stakeholders, primarily those providing business development services (BDS) and experts in the field of youth and social entrepreneurship, as well as government representatives and entrepreneurs themselves.

  3. Building back better for women: Women's dire position in the informal economy

    15 September 2020

  4. Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A Review of the Literature and Evidence

    14 September 2020

    This report was undertaken as part of the ILO Future of Work project and aims to (i) review the literature on the concepts and drivers of aspirations; (ii) develop a conceptual framework that relates labour market conditions to aspirations; (iii) map the existing survey-based evidence on the aspirations of youth worldwide; and (iv) provide insights into how to improve data collection, research and evidence-based policy-making related to young persons aspirations.