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. Policy brief

    Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

    04 August 2021

    This policy brief provides an outlook of where women stand in the labour market after more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Publication

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2021

    04 August 2021

  3. Publication

    The use of GIS in employment impact assessments

    30 July 2021

  4. Joint ILO-FAO-Cirad engagement to support job rich recovery in Africa

    JobAgri: Putting knowledge to work to support job-rich investments in agriculture and agri-food chains in sub-Saharan Africa

    20 July 2021

  5. Publication

    Investing in career guidance (IAG Guidance Booklet)

    15 July 2021

  6. Publication

    Informality and the Potential for South-South Cooperation between BRICS

    01 July 2021

    This publication aims to promote South-South cooperation between the BRICS countries on the transition to formality from informality.

  7. Policy note

    Public Employment Services pressing ahead with digitalization should be aware of the digital divide

    30 June 2021

    The internet is becoming a key resource for job seekers, entrepreneurs or those looking to make a career change. The digitalization of public employment services (PES) has accelerated in response to the COVID-19 crisis. To ensure they remain inclusive, PES should beware of the barriers limiting access to clients with low digital literacy and pinpoint solutions for making services easy to access, safe and as intuitive as possible.

  8. Publication

    Transforming Ethiopia’s agro-processing sector to promote more and better jobs

    30 June 2021

    Market systems analyses of fruits and vegetables, poultry, and edible oils sectors