1. 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.

  2. 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.

  4. Evaluability Assessment of the ILO's Decent Work Country Programme in Suriname

    03 September 2020

    This document provides the results of the pilot in Suriname over the on-site period of August and October 2018.

  5. Caribbean vocational qualification transition to employment in CARICOM Member States

    11 August 2020

    The study looks at the effectiveness of the NVQ / CVQ as it relates to the transition to decent employment and employer satisfaction in CARICOM Member States

  6. Tourism sector in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. An overview and the impact of COVID-19 on growth and employment

    11 August 2020

    The tourism sector is the major source of revenue and jobs in the Caribbean region, and the key or one of the main sustainability oriented pillars for virtually all mid- and long-term national development strategies. The COVID-19 induced collapse of this sector is therefore an important factor behind projections of negative economic growth for the region for 2020. This report seeks to assess and, where possible, quantify this impact of COVID-19 on employment in the tourism industries in the region.

  7. © UNICEF/Santiago Arcos 2021

    COVID-19 appeal update: Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 August 2020

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugees and Migrants Response Plan (RMRP), the ILO has launched an appeal to its funding partners to support the response to the unprecedented refugees and migrants crisis in the Latin American region. The ILO leads on Socioeconomic Integration for the inter-agency response for Venezuelan refugees and migrants and has developed a comprehensive intervention strategy in coordination with UNDP, IOM and UNHCR

  8. Infographic - The impact of COVID-19 on surveyed enterprises in Trinidad and Tobago

    10 August 2020

    The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) conducted a needs assessment survey to identify key challenges faced by Trinidad and Tobago businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey was conducted with 135 enterprises between 14 April and 1 May 2020.