COVID-19 and employment policies: Resources and tools

Policies for boosting the economy and demand

  1. National employment policies for an inclusive, job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    30 September 2020

    This policy brief highlights the role of gender-responsive national employment policies in responding to the short- and longer-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

  2. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 6th edition

    24 September 2020

  3. Labour market policies and employment services are critical ingredients of the COVID-19 policy responses

    18 August 2020

    This article presents highlights of the new policy brief on “COVID-19: Public employment services and labour market policy responses”.

  4. COVID-19: Impact on trade and employment in developing countries

    12 August 2020

    This policy brief addresses the impact of COVID-19 on global trade and the subsequent impact on employment, with an emphasis on implications for developing countries.

  5. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 5th edition

    27 July 2020

  6. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 4th edition

    27 May 2020

  7. Technical note on water, sanitation and health (WASH) interventions in response to COVID-19

    14 May 2020

    The aim of this note is to identify EIIP initiatives in the WASH sector that also contribute to local job creation in response to COVID-19.

  8. Rapid Diagnostics for Assessing the Country Level Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy and Labour Market - Guidelines

    05 May 2020

    These guidelines were developed by the ILO's Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch (EMPLAB) to support countries, through ILO employment specialists and Country Offices, undertake rapid diagnostics to assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and policy responses.

  9. Promoting decent employment for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in the care economy

    04 May 2020

    The UN Women - ILO Joint Programme aims to promote decent work for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in the care economy. The Joint Programme stands ready to support governments and social partners in implementing gender-sensitive policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and recovery phase. In these critical times, it is a demonstration of how the United Nations as One is working towards a gender-equitable future.

  10. Adjusting labour practices in employment-intensive works in response to COVID-19

    15 April 2020

    This Guidance offers recommendations on preventive and mitigation measures to be taken on employment-intensive works being implemented during the current COVID-19 crisis, as well as in the aftermath of the crisis when the virus remains a threat. It also supplements such measures already established at employment-intensive construction sites.