Launch of the ILO Employment Policy Gateway

The first publicly available online platform on employment policies, and youth employment strategies.

    The event will launch the Employment Policy Gateway, highlighting content and how to use it strategically in research, policy developments and other dialogues. It will include a demonstration of the database as well as a presentation of a study based on information stored in the Gateway. Register

    Moderator: Sher Verick, Head, Employment Strategies Unit, ILO

    Opening remarks:
    Sangheon Lee, Director, Employment Policy Department, ILO and Elisabet Montgomery, Senior Policy Specialist Employment, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) (15 min)

    Introduction to the Employment Policy Gateway:
    Sukti Dasgupta, Chief, Employment, Labour markets and Youth Branch, ILO (10 min)

    Live demonstration of the Gateway:
    Presentation of video and zooming in on youth employment strategies - Marcelo Cuautle Segovia, Employment Officer, EMPLAB, ILO (10 min)

    Panel discussion on ‘Two decades of national employment policies: Lessons from the past, policies for the future’:

    This session will present a report entitled “Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future” which used information available in the Employment Policy Gateway. The study looks back on 20 years of country level policy advice and explore how it brought about a change of mind-set to place employment at the centre of economic and social policy-making, how it strengthened national institutions and empowered national actors to develop and implement the right solutions and how it enhanced social dialogue and policy coherence to arrive at shared ownership of these solutions. The session will also explore areas for further improvements and/or adjustments of the ILO’s approach to employment policy, in particular in the context of supporting COVID-19 recovery strategies and the future of work.
     ♦ Presentation: Eléonore d’Achon, Employment Specialist, EMPLAB,
       ILO (15 min)
     ♦ Panel & discussion (60 min)
    • Dominique Rubia-Tutay, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor
      and Employment, the Government of the Philippines
    • Reham Rizk, Head of Modelling and Forecasting Unit, Ministry of
      Planning and Economic Development, Government of the
      Arab Republic of Egypt
    • Ellen Kallinowsky Head of the Sustainable Economic Development &
      Digitalisation Section, GIZ

    Conclusion: Sukti Dasgupta, ILO (10 min)
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