1. The automotive sector in Mexico: The impact of automation and digitalization on employment

    18 April 2023

    This paper discusses the implementation of automation and digitalization processes in two automotive manufacturing plants in Mexico and analyses their effects on employment, including gender dimensions, and labour processes. A qualitative methodology is used based on guided visits to the plants, review of internal documents and face-to-face interviews with managers and workers.

  2. Old-age labour market transition and poverty in Korea

    10 April 2023

    This study makes use of KLIPS (Korea Labour Income and Panel Study) data from 2001 to 2019 to categorise changes in the labour market status of the elderly in their 50s and 60s in Korea, and compares trends and changes in demographic characteristics, income, and poverty by type (of labour market participation). Results of such a labour trajectory classification suggest that there are various paths other than the traditional path of retaining a primary job until retirement age and then retiring in time for the old-age pension.

  3. Employment impact assessment of the National Feeder Roads Programme, Rwanda

    31 March 2023

    This report presents an employment impact assessment (EmpIA) of the National Feeder Roads Project (NFRP) in Rwanda which aimed to connect agricultural areas and markets, improving access to food, economic and social services.

  4. Rural women’s transitions in and out of employment in India since COVID-19

    29 March 2023

    This brief discusses the transitions of rural women in and out of employment since the start of the global pandemic in response to changes in the household due to the COVID-19 crisis. We postulate that these household changes, i.e. loss of employment by other household members, increase in household size, and increase in unpaid care work, affected women’s exit and entry into employment. The key findings highlight the complex coping strategies at the household level where women’s work – paid and unpaid – plays a critical role. This brief summarizes the paper Bárcia de Mattos, Fernanda; Dasgupta, Sukti; Esquivel, Valeria; and Ghani, Sajid (2023), "Push and Pull Factors and Women's Rural Employment in India since Covid-19," Review of Agrarian Studies, vol. 12, no. 2.

  5. Labour market transitions in South Africa and Indonesia: A descriptive analysis using panel data

    01 March 2023

  6. Participation and employment in seven developing economies: An age-period-cohort analysis

    09 February 2023

    This paper aims at comparing various characteristics of labour force participation and employment, either formal or informal, for both men and women in several emerging or developing economies of different regions using pseudo panels and the Age-Period-Cohort (APC) method.

  7. Employment diagnostics

    07 February 2023

    The first essential step towards creating decent jobs for all.

  8. Executive Summary: The Impact of Trade and Investment Policies on Productive and Decent Work

    17 January 2023

    Summary of the Country Report for Egypt - METI Programme

  9. Structural Changes in Brazilian Employment (2002-2021)

    06 January 2023

    The paper explores the structural changes in employment in Brazil during the period comprehended between 2002 and 2021, subdivided into three sub-periods: 2002-2014, sustained growth and expansion; 2015-2019, political and economic crises; and 2019-2021, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the labour market.


  1. What has been driving work-to-work transitions in the emerging world? A comparative study of Indonesia and South Africa

    16 December 2022

  2. Impact of Trade and Investment Policies on Productive Employment and Decent Work

    14 December 2022

    Country Report for Morocco

  3. The Impact of Trade and Investment Policies on Productive and Decent Work

    14 December 2022

    Country Report for Tunisia

  4. Pakistan floods 2022: Post Disaster Needs Assessment - Supplemental Report

    02 December 2022

  5. Pakistan floods 2022: Post Disaster Needs Assessment - Main Report

    01 November 2022

  6. Future of Work, Emerging Sectors and the Potential for Transition to Formality

    12 September 2022

  7. The Impact of Trade and Investment Policies on Productive and Decent Work

    01 September 2022

    Country Report for Egypt - METI Programme

  8. The evaluation of policies promoting the transition to formality

    31 August 2022

  9. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people

    11 August 2022

    Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and gives detailed analyses of trends and issues facing young people in the labour market.

  10. Growth, economic structure and informality

    18 June 2022

    This paper explores the relationship between economic growth and informality and highlights the role of GDP growth and its composition in the level and evolution of informality, using country data from 1991 to 2019.

  11. Executive summary: Trade, investment and employment in the Southern Mediterranean Countries

    31 May 2022

    Summary of the Thematic Report of the "Mainstreaming Employment into Trade and Investment in the Southern Neighbourhood" Programme (METI)