Highlights

  1. Global Wage Report 2020-21

    Wages and minimum wages in the times of COVID-19

    Recent trends in wages, global economic and labour market context, and impact that the pandemic has had on wages. Includes also policy recommendations to mitigate the negative impact of the crisis.

  1. Report

    Working from home: from invisibility to decent work

    With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.

  2. Book

    Telework on the 21st Century: an evolutionary perspective

    A new conceptual framework explaining the evolution of telework over four decades.

  3. Report

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

    Analysis of the incidence and trends of non standard forms of employment globally and exploration of the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change.

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 plays a key role in conducting activities on the formalization of the informal economy and coordinates the ILO Strategy to Make Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers. The Branch covers the interplay among these key labour market institutions and their combined effect on worker protection, labour market performance and equality.

What's new

  1. WIEGO Statistic Brief no. 27

    Home-based Workers in the World: A Statistical Profile

    19 February 2021

    Globally, 260 million women and men are employed in home-based work, including 35 million in developed countries.

  2. ILO Working paper 24

    Online digital labour platforms in China: Working conditions, policy issues and prospects

    02 February 2021

    This paper summarizes the results of an ILO survey, conducted in 2019, of workers’ characteristics and working conditions on three major digital labour platforms in China.

  3. Theory of Change

    Transition from the informal to the formal economy - Theory of change

    29 January 2021

    This umbrella theory of change provides the main pathways for the transition to formality of workers and enterprises. It is a general framework that can inform the development of theories of change focused on a specific sector, occupational groups, forms of informality or policy areas.

  4. ILO Working paper 22

    Home-based work and homework in Ghana: An exploration

    22 January 2021

    This research report explores the nature and character of home-based work and the more narrow concept of homework in Ghana.