October 2020

  1. Financing gaps in social protection. Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

    21 October 2020

    This paper provides updated regional and global estimates of the costs and financing gaps for targets 1.3 and 3.8 of the SDGs relating to social protection and health care in 2020 and projections of incremental financial needs for reaching universal coverage in 2030.

  2. Social Protection Response to COVID-19 in Mozambique,

    16 October 2020

    ILO is proudly involved as member of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) , involving FCDO, Sweden, WB, ILO, UNICEF and WFP, created to support Government of Mozambique (through Minister of Gender, Children and Social Action) to design and implement an adequate response to mitigate negative impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations.

  3. Independent Community Monitoring - Report 2019

    16 October 2020

    Performed by Mozambican Civil Society Platform for Social Protection (PSCM-PS) with ILO technical and financial support, launched on 16th October during theSocial Protection Week 2020. This report brings evidences emerging from the field around Social Protection beneficaries' perceptions on PSSB -the main social protection programme in Mozambique - implementation, aiming at enhancing the debate around ways to improve PSSB performance and service delivery

  4. 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.

  5. Rapid situational analysis of the employment-climate-environment nexus - Identifying just transition policies - Nigeria

    02 October 2020

    A “just transition” is about achieving decent work for all and eradicating poverty through growing inclusive economies that can meet the needs of the world’s growing population while also protecting the environment and natural resources on which life on earth depends. The greening of economies, enterprises and jobs must be seen in the context of sustainable development. The Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all adopted by the ILO Governing Body (ILO 2015) provide practical orientation to Governments and social partners on how to formulate, implement and monitor a just transition policy framework in accordance with national circumstances and priorities.

  6. Market Systems Analysis for Skills in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sub-sectors in Zambia

    02 October 2020

    Final Report April 2020

  7. Renewable Energy and Energy Effifficiency Sector Media Kit

    02 October 2020

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO), with funding provided by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and in close collaboration with Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC), launched a technical cooperation project to contribute to the development of a Public-Private Development Partnership (PPDP) for skills development for the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) sub-sectors in Zambia and rest of the Sub-Sahara region.

September 2020

  1. Financing gaps in social protection: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    17 September 2020

    Closing the social protection coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing.

  2. Survey of women leading micro, small and medium businesses about the main challenges they face as a result of the Coronavirus crisis

    10 September 2020

    This survey was conducted in the framework of the partnership between the National Council for Women (NCW), the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSMEDA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), under the project "Decent work for women in Egypt and Tunisia”, funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland with the technical support of ILO's enterprises and employment departments.

  3. Sector Selection and Rapid Market Assessment in Egypt's Agribusiness Sector: Focus on Dairy and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP)

    06 September 2020

    This study works to validate the outcomes of the technical consultations that took place during the inception phase of the project, providing a rapid, but rigorous, market assessment for the two identified subsectors, the dairy and MAP.

  4. Developing the Dairy Value Chain in Egypt's Delta: Market System Analysis

    06 September 2020

    This study aims to capture, examine and analyse the basic features of dairy/ raw milk value chain, including the role and contribution of key actors, the market dynamics and other elements in the ecosystem, which influence and govern the productivity and potential of the subsector.

  5. Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    Income security is essential to mitigate the sudden and drastic impacts on employment of the lockdowns imposed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. Extending social protection to informal workers in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis and its economic and social impacts are particularly harsh for workers in the informal economy and their families. Almost 1.6 billion informal workers are affected by the lockdown and containment measures and/or are working in the hardest-hit sectors.

  7. Using digital technologies in employment-intensive works

    01 September 2020

    This technical brief presents examples of the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme’s (EIIP) use of digital technologies during the planning, implementation, monitoring and closure/evaluation phases of a project cycle.

August 2020

  1. Assessing the Needs of Enterprises Resulting From Covid-19: Experience of Nigeria Companies

    18 August 2020

    Considering the important role that businesses play in creating jobs, economic growth, development and prosperity, the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) conducted a needs assessment survey to identify key challenges faced by businesses resulting from COVID-19.

  2. Report on employment in Africa (Re-Africa): Tackling the youth employment challenge

    14 August 2020

    This report provides vital information on employment and social trends in Africa, with a focus on youth employment. The 2020 edition of the report offers a good overview of African labour markets, examining the dynamics of the continent’s world of work and projecting future trends.

  3. INAS M&E Plan

    11 August 2020

    "INAS M&E Plan: Plano de Monitoria e Avaliacao dos Programas de Seguranca Social Basica --- Documento de Orientacao para execucao de monitoria e avaliacao dos Programas de Seguranca Social Basica, September 2020" - designed with ILO support and launched during the INAS' National Planning Meeting (28 September-2 October 2020).

  4. Rapid Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy in Mozambique

    11 August 2020

    This Rapid Assessment performed by ILO and based on a survey done with informal ecomomy workers' associations, recently launched in an event attended by ILO constituents and social partners, analyses main impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the informal economy in Mozambique, and bring recommendations to mitigate the negative socioeconomic impacts of COVID on workers in the informal economy in Mozambique"

  5. August 2020 Edition of the Quarterly Newsletter

    11 August 2020

    The August 2020 Edition of our quarterly newsletter brings forth interesting articles amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This edition predominantly features articles on how the Country Office – Lusaka in three locations (Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique) has responded to cushion the impact of the pandemic on governments, employers and workers. Importantly, the edition gives the perspective of the ILO’s response to the pandemic through various measures being put in place to mitigate job losses and the negative impact COVID-19 has had on people’s livelihoods across the globe. It is a well-known fact that the pandemic is far from over. It is even accelerating and spreading in some of the regions.

  6. ILO SCORE Programme Egypt's Results

    01 August 2020

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is an ILO global programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).