Publications

November 2020

  1. A global survey of enterprises: Managing the business disruptions of COVID-19

    12 November 2020

    This report provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on enterprises by analysing the results of a global survey carried out during the second quarter of 2020 with over 4,500 enterprises in 45 countries. The report offers the outlook of enterprises in relations to their operational continuity, financial health, workforce status as they felt the effects of the crisis

  2. Driving up Productivity: A quick overview of the Guide for Employers and Business-membership Organizations

    04 November 2020

    This Guide produced by the Bureaux for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) of the ILO provides practical guidance for Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) to help them design and implement specific services to support their members to increase productivity and sustainability. The guide also provides practical advice to EBMOs on how they can reinforce their representative role in order to promote public policies that seek to enhance productivity, which will in turn enhance competitiveness and result in the creation of more and better jobs.

  3. Driving up Productivity: A Guide for Employer and Business Membership Organizations

    04 November 2020

    This Guide produced by the Bureaux for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) of the ILO provides practical guidance for Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) to help them design and implement specific services to support their members to increase productivity and sustainability. The guide also provides practical advice to EBMOs on how they can reinforce their representative role in order to promote public policies that seek to enhance productivity, which will in turn enhance competitiveness and result in the creation of more and better jobs.

October 2020

  1. Towards resilient social dialogue in South Asia

    28 October 2020

    The report is a collation of key social dialogue mechanisms in South Asia, their responses to the COVID-19 crisis and actions to build resilience compiled by ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  2. The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

    15 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps.

  3. The role of social dialogue in formulating social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 October 2020

    The principles of tripartism and social dialogue are key for social protection development, reforms and governance. Social dialogue and consultations with social partners and other stakeholders are particularly important for devising coordinated policy responses, including to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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).