Publications

2020

  1. Does economic growth deliver jobs? Revisiting Okun’s Law

    25 November 2020

  2. Rwanda: Youth Labour Markets and the School-to-Work Transition

    11 November 2020

    This brief analyses the nature and duration of the school-to-work transition in Rwanda and compares it with other Sub-Saharan countries as well as reviewing the country’s youth employment policy.

  3. Republic of Korea: A rapid assessment of the employment impacts of COVID-19

    05 November 2020

  4. SCORE Training - Promoting the capacity of suppliers in global supply chains

    02 November 2020

  5. HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter October 2020

    31 October 2020

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  6. Public Employment Programmes (PEPs)

    20 October 2020

    Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) are publicly financed and government-implemented long-term investment programmes that directly create employment through productive activities with a high labour intensity, rather than through the expansion of civil services. These interventions share the primary objective of providing employment for workers who are unable to support themselves due to a shortage of market-based employment opportunities. These programmes may also be financed and implemented by donor agencies, in collaboration with a government. The ILO’s Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) provides technical guidance to governments in the design and implementation of PEPs, and this note explains how.

  7. Local resource-based (LRB) approaches and community infrastructure

    20 October 2020

    In developing and maintaining community infrastructure, the EIIP promotes the use of LRB approaches. LRB approaches optimize the use of local resources, including local labour and technologies, as well as locally available materials, tools and equipment through local suppliers. This EIIP technical brief illustrates practical applications of LRB approaches.

  8. Green works

    20 October 2020

    Green works refer to physical activities for the development and maintenance of infrastructure, ecosystems or community assets that have an overall positive environmental impact. This EIIP technical brief demonstrates how green works have a great potential to tackle environmental challenges at the same time as to create employment through their labour-intensive approach.

  9. Small-scale contractor development in the construction sector

    20 October 2020

    The ILO has contributed to building and improving the capacity of both the public and private sectors involved in infrastructure development. Through its experience in over 70 countries, the ILO has identified a number of strategies and actions to better involve small-scale contractors in labour-based works to develop the construction industry. This technical brief will explain how the ILO has supported the capacity development of small-scale and emerging local contractors.

  10. HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter September 2020

    30 September 2020

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  11. Growing green: Fostering a green entrepreneurial ecosystem for youth

    21 September 2020

    The research reviews the entrepreneurial ecosystem to assess capacity to foster young green entrepreneurship and to address the social and environmental challenges. The report considers from the perspective of key stakeholders, primarily those providing business development services (BDS) and experts in the field of youth and social entrepreneurship, as well as government representatives and entrepreneurs themselves.

  12. Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A Review of the Literature and Evidence

    14 September 2020

    This report was undertaken as part of the ILO Future of Work project and aims to (i) review the literature on the concepts and drivers of aspirations; (ii) develop a conceptual framework that relates labour market conditions to aspirations; (iii) map the existing survey-based evidence on the aspirations of youth worldwide; and (iv) provide insights into how to improve data collection, research and evidence-based policy-making related to young persons aspirations.

  13. Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    Income security is essential to mitigate the sudden and drastic impacts on employment of the lockdowns imposed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

  14. COVID-19 and the labour market in Argentina: The challenge of fighting the pandemic and its socio-economic impact at a time of severe difficulty

    03 September 2020

  15. Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Employment Impacts under COVID-19 in Lebanon

    03 September 2020

  16. Rapid Country Assessment: South Africa - The impacts from a COVID-19 shock to South Africa's economy and labour market

    03 September 2020

    This rapid assessment considers the likely impact of the COVID crisis on enterprises and livelihoods and incomes of workers – regular and non-regular, protected and unprotected. It checks the policy responses to the economic crisis and examines initiatives to protect both enterprises and workers, especially the most vulnerable in South Africa.

  17. Using digital technologies in employment-intensive works

    01 September 2020

    This technical brief presents examples of the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme’s (EIIP) use of digital technologies during the planning, implementation, monitoring and closure/evaluation phases of a project cycle.

  18. HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter August 2020

    31 August 2020

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  19. COVID-19: Public employment services and labour market policy responses

    17 August 2020

    Employment services and labour market policies are key to bridging from immediate measures to a job-rich recovery.

  20. Youth and COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being

    11 August 2020