Publications

2022

  1. Internet and Wi-Fi access for teaching and learning in public secondary schools and TVET institutions in Trinidad and Tobago

    24 May 2022

    This study was conducted to determine the status of internet and Wi-Fi connectivity in public secondary schools and TVET institutions in Trinidad and Tobago across eight educational districts. This evaluation provides information on internet access, digital infrastructure planning, policy on digital content and resources, instructor professional development, and sustainable investment for digital technologies used for teaching and learning.

  2. UN collaboration on social protection: Reaching consensus on how to accelerate social protection systems-building

    05 May 2022

    The objective of this publication is to work towards a consensus among UN agencies on how best to support countries to achieve progress towards universal social protection in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 April 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22.

  4. The system of labour administration in Suriname (2nd revised edition)

    29 March 2022

    This publication is meant to function as an evaluation tool and to be a useful guide for Government agencies, employers, workers, investors and key players in the labour and industrial relations environment.

  5. 2021 Labour Overview, Latin America and the Caribbean - Executive Summary

    01 February 2022

    The 2021 Employment Outlook describes a mixed bag scenario for employment and suggests that pre-pandemic levels will be reached by 2023 or even 2024.

  6. Decent Work Country Programme for The Bahamas: 2021-2026

    27 January 2022

    Through the DWCP 2021-2026, the ILO will work in close partnership with the Government of The Bahamas and the Bahamian social partners to address decent work challenges. The ILO’s approach in The Bahamas reflects the development of a ‘new generation’ of DWCPs, seeking to align more closely to both national and international development goals, and leverage partnerships to achieve real and meaningful change. Activities and results identified in the DWCP are based on clear theories of changes, developed through consultation with Bahamian constituents.

2021

  1. Overview of social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress and setbacks in the face of the pandemic - Technical note

    26 October 2021

    The crisis triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak has exposed the gap that persists in the region to achieve comprehensive protection systems, based on a social protection floor which guarantees for universal access to health and economic security over the life cycle. Social protection coverage in Latin America evolved positively in the decade before the pandemic. Contributing members to the system increased by 14 per cent over the 2012-2019 period and the ratio of contributing workers to the employed population was 46.9 per cent for 2019. However, COVID-19 has had a harsh impact on coverage levels, with a 7.3 per cent drop in contributing members. In this scenario, non-contributory benefits, especially in the context of the pandemic, played a key role in reducing or avoiding the increase in poverty and extreme poverty. Funds allocated to mitigate COVID-19 have helped to contain, to some extent, the increase in poverty. As of June 2021, 273 non-contributory measures had been implemented, of which 64 per cent were new programmes and the rest adaptations of existing programmes.

  2. COVID-19 crisis and policy response in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. One year after: labour market and social protection responses from January through October 2021

    18 October 2021

    Disclaimer 1: Throughout this publication the term Caribbean represents the English- and Dutch-speaking part of the sub region. Disclaimer 2: The information contained in this publication is actualized to the month of October 2021 (15th). 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. Green business case study — Dominica, Guyana and Saint Lucia

    11 August 2021

    This report presents hopeful findings, as well as significant challenges, to the promotion and advancement of green economies. It also explores the requirements for the continued development of sustainable green businesses and green jobs in the Caribbean countries of the Commonwealth of Dominica (Dominica), the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (Guyana) and Saint Lucia.

  4. The Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Suriname - Action Plans

    22 July 2021