1. ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus) - Version 3.0

    14 April 2021

    FAQ - Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, and guidance from the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations
    (13 April 2021 - Version 3.0)

  2. 2020 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean

    30 March 2021

    When the history of employment in Latin America and the Caribbean is written, 2020 will be the year that marks the before and after. The ILO’s annual Labour Overview report records this impact. The result is a rarefied scenario, with high unemployment rates, an alarming increase in inactivity and persistent decent work deficits.

  3. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  4. Hurricanes and their implications for unemployment: Evidence from the Caribbean

    09 March 2021

    Although extreme climate events pose significant challenges to labour markets, there is a paucity of empirical literature studying their impacts. The aim of the study is to investigate the impact of hurricane strikes on unemployment across a sample of Caribbean countries. In breaking down the unemployment data, our findings demonstrate that there is very little difference in the impact for adult males and females as well as male youth, however female youth may be slightly more disadvantaged. Finally, labour legislation appears to provide some mitigating impact from hurricane strikes.

  5. Women's entrepreneurship development assessment: Jamaica

    08 March 2021

    The Assessment Report acknowledges that Jamaica has a solid legal and regulatory framework on which to build, but recognizes that much needs to be done in making these regulations gender-sensitive and translating them into gendered actions that address the perceived gaps. The Report further recommends greater coordination among Governmental agencies as well as among private sector organizations.

  6. Labour administration application 2.0 user guide

    01 February 2021

    This user guide is for the data entry software, developed by the ILO Office for the Caribbean, under the supervision of Mr Diego Rei, ILO Employment and Labour Market Policies Specialist, and with the programming input of Mr Kerwyn Roach, over the triennium 2017-2019. The manual complements a series of web-based training sessions held during 2018-2019.

  7. A Global trend analysis on the role of trade unions in times of COVID-19

    25 January 2021

    This Policy Brief is primarily directed to workers and their organizations. Its main purpose is to promote a better understanding of the pivotal role trade unions have played in COVID-19 responses worldwide either through tripartite and bipartite social dialogue, bilateral interactions with their governments or targeted actions carried out in support of their members and society as a whole.


  1. National productivity organizations: repositioning for relevance and impact

    01 December 2020

    This report looks at productivity organizations that are active in the Caribbean and abroad with attention being given to what they focus on, how they work, what they have learned over time and possible recommendations for countries wishing to establish similar institutions.

  2. COVID-19 and the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean labour market. A rapid assessment of the impact on policy responses at the end of Q3, 2020

    09 November 2020

    The report aims to take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the labour market in the region and provide a systematic review of the main policy measures implemented by governments and social partners of the region. The information contained herein is actualized to the month of October 2020. By the very nature of the COVID-19 crisis and of the areas under investigation, changes may be fast paced as well as there may be availability of new data. The reader is advised to be mindful of those developments.

  3. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of TVET in CARICOM Member States

    11 September 2020

    The capacity of technical and vocation education instructors to design, deliver, and assess student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to maintaining continuity of skills development. The objective of the survey was to understand the extent of the use of ICT in the delivery of TVET programmes in CARICOM Member States.