Library / documentation center

The Employment Sector Information and Documentation centre offers ILO Officials both at Headquarters and the field, ILO constituents, journalists, students and others a range of services to meet your information needs.

This includes access to the Sector's free publications, research assistance, loans from the Employment Sector's or the ILO Library's collection, guidance on how to use information resources and on-line research tools effectively. The Centre also organises displays of its own as well as other ILO publications during special events.

Recent publications

  1. Fact Sheet

    Programme Factsheet: Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade in Papua New Guinea (STREIT)

    14 April 2021

  2. Guide

    ILO Guide for Skills Development in Employment-Intensive Investment Programmes

    08 April 2021

    This joint publication developed by the ILO’s Skills and Employability Branch and the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) of the Development and Investment Branch contains guidance and recommendations for EIIP and skills development practitioners to better integrate skills development for workers in EIIP programmes and projects, and reap benefits from the national skills development system. It reviews country examples and provides practical guidance for the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of skills development through EIIPs.

  3. Publication

    Perspectives on policy and practice: Tapping into the potential of big data for skills policy

    07 April 2021

    This publication has been prepared by the interagency technical vocational education and training (TVET) group on skill mismatch in digitised labour markets, to support experts and policy-makers who wish to engage in discussion on the potential of web-based big data for skills policy.

  4. Sector selection - Ethiopia

    ProAgro Ethiopia Sector & Region Selection Study

    01 April 2021

    Prioritising potential in eight agriculture sectors

  5. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    How to assess fiscal stimulus packages from a gender equality perspective

    31 March 2021

    UN Women – ILO Joint Programme Promoting Decent Employment for Women through Inclusive Growth Strategies and Investments in Care.

  6. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    Assessing the gendered employment impacts of COVID-19 and supporting a gender-responsive recovery

    31 March 2021

    UN Women – ILO Joint Programme Promoting Decent Employment for Women through Inclusive Growth Strategies and Investments in Care.

  7. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    A guide to public investments in the care economy

    31 March 2021

    UN Women – ILO Joint Programme: Promoting Decent Employment for Women through Inclusive Growth Strategies and Investments in Care.

  8. Publication

    Key findings: Skills development in the time of COVID-19: Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training

    26 March 2021