COVID-19​ Enterprises Resources

The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. The crisis has already transformed into an economic and labour market shock, impacting all businesses regardless of their size. During this difficult time, it is important that jobs are preserved, enterprises remain sustainable, workers and their families affected are protected, in particular the most vulnerable, and those in the informal economy. The ILO Enterprises Department has been monitoring and collecting key information resources available on the functioning of enterprises in the crisis, including its impact on enterprises, responses by enterprises and state policy measures to support affected enterprises. These briefs will be published regularly to provide updated information on actions taken to support enterprises.

Policy recommendations

  1. Asia and the Pacific

    COVID-19 and multinational enterprises: Impacts on FDI, trade and decent work in Asia and the Pacific

    This brief provides evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on FDI and trade in Asia and the Pacific. The brief also discusses the impact on MNEs and decent work and highlights how social dialogue can inform the design and implementation of policies to ensure a human-centred recovery.

  2. ENTERPRISES policy brief

    Jump-starting a green recovery with more and better jobs, healthy and resilient societies

    As governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the multiple links between public health and the environment have become evident. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.

  3. ENTERPRISES policy brief

    Interventions to support enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery

    This brief presents a range of policy actions to support enterprises in dealing with the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic and response measures. 
    (Available in Spanish and French)

  4. ENTERPRISES policy brief

    Restructuring for recovery and resilience in response to the COVID 19 crisis

    This brief provides guidance to companies on good practices on restructuring in response to the COVID-19 crisis, consistent with the provisions of international labour standards. 
    (Available in Spanish and French)

  5. ENTERPRISES policy brief

    Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises and the Post-COVID-19 Rapid Response

    The brief provides guidance to policymakers on how to address reform priorities in the medium- to long-term and reconfigure their policy settings toward a more resilient and robust economy. (Available in Spanish and French)

  6. Research brief

    The effects of COVID‑19 on trade and global supply chains

    The purpose of this brief is to provide an analysis of the near-term effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic on enterprises and workers engaged in trade and GSC-related activities and to explore the medium and long-term implications of the pandemic on supply-chain sustainability and implications for the world of work.