Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting jobs and livelihoods in the world’s Least Developed Countries

In this podcast, Aurelio Parisotto, Head of the ILO’s Employment and Economic Analyses Unit, provides insights from a new publication entitled “COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries”.

Audio | 11 December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting labour markets and livelihoods in advanced economies. But what is the impact on the world’s least developed countries, or L-D-C-s, which together account for 1.3 per cent of the global GDP, 13 per cent of the world’s population, and 40 per cent of the world’s poor.

In this podcast, Aurelio Parisotto, Head of the ILO’s Employment and Economic Analyses Unit, provides insights from a new publication entitled “COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries”, which draws preliminary evidence from a range of ad-hoc country studies intended to adequately capture the impact of the pandemic on labour markets in LDCs, and the policy responses needed to restart economies and promote a job-rich recovery that leaves no one behind.

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