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Global challenges – Global solutions: The future of work

This Employment Policy Department podcast series focuses attention on actions underway or planned to address the transformative changes that will impact the future of work. The series explores megatrends such as digitalization and technological changes impacting the world of work today, amid efforts to forge a human-centred recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis that are inclusive, sustainable, and resilient. It will also highlight approaches to assist ILO constituents and other stakeholders in their efforts to promote labour market policies that will help shift economies to a new and better world of work.

Audio | 18 June 2020
In today’s world of work the only certainty is change. The future of work is being shaped by globalization, digitalization, climate change and demographic shifts that impact labour markets worldwide. While these trends provide opportunities for the creation of new jobs, they also come with challenges, including the risk of deteriorating working conditions, further labour market disaggregation, difficult labour market transitions for workers and a lack of capacities to profit from the newly created jobs. These changes, compounded by the COVID pandemic, have caused great turmoil in our lives. But they also provide opportunities for moving towards a better tomorrow.

This Employment podcast series focuses attention on actions underway or planned to forge a human-centred recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. It will also highlight policy approaches to assist ILO constituents and other stakeholders in their efforts to promote labour market recovery that will help shift economies to a new and better world of work.

Episode 22: Algorithmic management: What it is, what it does and what it means for the future of work. Interview with Uma Rani, Senior Economist at the ILO’s Research Department and Enrique Fernandez Macias, Researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

Episode 21: Platform work and gender inequalities - A case study from India. Interview with Sabina Dewan, President and Executive Director of the JustJobs Network, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in India, and lead researcher of the GIZ supported project on the Digital Future of Work in India.

Episode 20: Work-life transitions: Are they becoming more turbulent? Interview with Guillaume Delautre, Coordinator of the EU/ILO project “Building partnerships on the future of work” and ILO Senior Economist Dorothea Schmidt-Klau

Episode 19: Skilling, re-skilling, digitalization and the future of work. Interview with Olga Strietska-Ilina, ILO Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, and Team Leader on Skills Strategies for Future Labour Markets.

Episode 18: The digital divide: Can we narrow the gap? Interview with Professor Balaji Parthasarathy of the International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore, India, and Matteo Sostero of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

Episode 17: Crowd work: A new form of digital employment for young on-line workers. Interview with Niall O’Higgins, Senior Economist in the ILO’s Employment Analysis Unit, Employment Policy Department

Episode 16: Can big data help us understand the future of work? Interview with Tony Bonen, Acting Executive Director of Canada’s Labour Market Information Council in Ottawa, and Matthieu Charpe, Senior Economist at the ILO’s Employment Policy Department.

Episode 15: Employment and labour market policies: Can they profit from new technologies? Interview with ILO EMPLOYMENT's Vicky Leung, Technical and Programme Officer, Transition to Formality Unit, and Michael Mwasikakata, Head, Labour Market Services for Transitions Unit.

Episode 14: Are we doing all we can to address ageing in the world of work? Interview with Dorothea Schmidt-Klau, Senior Economist, ILO Employment Policy Department
Episode 13: In the uneven recovery from the COVID-19 jobs crisis, women are being left behind. Interview with Valeria Esquivel, Senior Employment Policies and Gender Officer
Episode 12: Lost in COVID-19 limbo-land: Pandemic hits youth employment hard. Interview with ILO senior youth employment experts Niall O’Higgins and Sher Verick
Episode 11: Breaking out of the informal economy: Does new technology hold the key? Interview with Vicky Leung, ILO Technical Officer and Juan Chacaltana, ILO Employment Policy Specialist
Episode 10: Is the future ready for youth? Youth employment policies for evolving labour markets. Interview with Sukti Dasgupta, ILO Employment Department Chief of the Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch, and Juan Chacaltana, Senior Employment Policies Specialist
Episode 9: The Global Employment Policy Review: Inclusive structural transformation, employment policies and innovative solutions for a better future of work. Interview with Sangheon Lee, Director of the Employment Policy Department, and the co- editors of the report, Dorothea Schmidt-Klau and David Kucera
Episode 8: How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting jobs and livelihoods in the world’s Least Developed Countries. Interview with Aurelio Parisotto, Head of the ILO’s Employment and Economic Analyses Unit
Episode 7: How Nature-based Solutions can power a green jobs recovery. Interview with the report’s editors, Vanessa Pérez-Cirera, WWF’s Deputy Leader for Nature Global Climate and Energy Practice, and Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song, the ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme Technical Specialist
Episode 6: Building the best policy outcomes: How National Employment Policies (NEPs) act as an entry point in response to crisis situations. Interview with Sukti Dasgupta, Chief of Employment, Labour Market and Youth Branch; and Sher Verick, Head of the Employment Strategies Unit
Episode 5: Bringing gender equality to the core of employment recovery. Interview with Valeria Esquivel, Senior Employment Policies and Gender Officer
Episode 4: The skills challenge in the time of COVID-19. Interview with ILO Senior Skills and Employability Specialist Ashwani Aggarwal
Episode 3: Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the youth employment crisis. Interview with Sher Verick, Head of the Employment Strategies Unit, and Susana Puerto Gonzalez, Research and Technical Specialist
Episode 2: The deepening crisis in the informal sector. Interview with Mito Tsukamoto, Chief of the development and Investment (DEVINVEST) branch of the ILO’s Employment Policy Department
Episode 1: The global pandemic in the world of work today. Interview with Sangheon Lee, ILO Director Employment Policy Department





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