Publications

September 2020

  1. Leading to Success: the business case for women in business and management in the Philippines

    18 September 2020

    The country brief demonstrates the business case for gender diversity in management and workplace gender equality in the Philippines considering the COVID-19 context.

  2. A quick reference guide to common COVID-19 policy responses

    04 September 2020

    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.

August 2020

  1. A Review of Skills Levy Systems in Countries of the Southern African Development Community

    26 August 2020

    This review focuses on levy-financed training funds in eight Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries: Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is based on an analysis of secondary data and studies, an online survey, and in-depth interviews with 34 key stakeholders in these eight countries, from government, from the organizations managing the training funds, from workers’ organizations and from employers’ organizations.

  2. Women in Business and Management: Enterprise Survey Report

    07 August 2020

    The International Labour Organization, in partnership with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), implemented an Enterprise survey in Myanmar which contributes to the 2019 global report on Women in Business and Management: produced by the Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP).

  3. Needs assessment survey: The impact of COVID-19 on enterprises

    03 August 2020

    This survey tool has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) to help employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) evaluate the needs of enterprises as a result of on-going COVID-19 crisis. This survey tool is an update to the first one released in March 2020 (see here) and assists EBMOs gain membership insights by assessing priorities and challenges enterprises are facing due to the prolonged crisis situation.

July 2020

  1. Enterprise survey tool: Assessing training needs resulting from COVID-19

    22 July 2020

    This enterprise survey template is made available to employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) so that they can assess the training and development needs their members require for staff. The survey will enable EBMOs to adapt their own provision of training to its members and support the development of a tailored curriculum with an appropriate pricing strategy. It will also provide an indication of members’ preference for virtual training so EBMOs can consider both short-term and longer-term investment in digitalizing training services.

  2. Leading to success: The business case for women in business and management in Indonesia

    13 July 2020

    This country brief demonstrates the business case for gender diversity in management and workplace gender equality in Indonesia considering the COVID-19 context.

  3. Employer organizations in the governance of TVET and skills systems

    08 July 2020

    This report is Phase II of the “Employer Organizations and the Governance of TVET and Skills Systems” project which represents a collaboration between the Skills and Employability Branch (SKILLS) and the Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Around 40 EOs from the network of employer and business membership organizations in ILO member States were approached to participate in a questionnaire. The questions were grouped into six themes. These were, the national operating context; policy and strategy; labour market information and planning; work-based learning; quality assurance (and national qualification frameworks –NQFs); and globalization. This report reflects selected aspects from within the first five themes.

June 2020

  1. A global survey of employer and business membership organizations: Inside impacts and responses to COVID-19

    29 June 2020

    In a joint effort to understand the real demands and challenges EBMOs are facing, the International Labour Organization – Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) conducted a global survey of EBMOs. This rich information base, enables to assess the most pressing needs of EBMOs.

  2. Guide on Training Methodology for EBMOs

    26 June 2020

    The Guide on Training Methodology for EBMOs is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Programme for Employers’ Activities of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO ACTEMP) and the Dutch Employers Cooperation Programme (DECP). The present publication aims to guide in a very practical way EBMOs which are planning to set up or which are running a training service. It focusses on the fundamental concepts of adult learning and the role of the trainer, proposes a step-by-step methodology on how to design a training and finally presents practical tools and tips to use innovative and engaging adult learning methodologies in training activities.