COVID- 19

A quick reference guide to common COVID-19 policy responses

This reference guide provides a menu of common policy measures implemented by governments from different parts of the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on policy measures affecting business directly or indirectly. It assists employers’ and business membership organizations (EBMOs) in their advocacy and policy work by providing examples of policy measures drawn from different regions, countries, sectors and development contexts with relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. This guide also includes a number of policy proposals advocated by EBMOs which have not yet been adopted. For guidance and support on putting forward recommendations on COVID-19 to governments, unions and other stakeholders, EBMOs may review the COVID-19 EBMO public statement template here.

For EBMOs, other organizations or stakeholders who wish to adapt or customize this tool, please reach out to actemp@ilo.org.