Publications

2020

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

    25 November 2020

  2. Rapid assessment of the employment impact and policy responses of the COVID-19 pandemic on Armenia

    25 November 2020

    Employment Country Reports Series ILO Decent Work Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

  3. Rapid assessment of the employment impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kyrgyzstan

    20 November 2020

    ILO Decent Work Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Employment Country Reports Series

  4. 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.

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

    05 November 2020

  6. The jobs impact of COVID19: Rapid labour force survey (RLFS/E)

    25 October 2020

    This note presents the findings of a rapid phone survey of the labour market, conducted in Ethiopia in August 2020. Questions covered the situation of respondents before the pandemic (in February) and at the time of the survey (during the previous week or month, depending on the variable). The survey was designed in line with the ILO Statistical Department’s guidance for rapid surveys on the impact of COVID19 on the labour market. This note presents the findings for the first wave of the survey. A series of rapid surveys will be carried out in 2020 and 2021, to monitor the evolving impact of the COVID19 pandemic.

  7. National employment policies for an inclusive, job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    30 September 2020

    This policy brief highlights the role of gender-responsive national employment policies in responding to the short- and longer-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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

    03 September 2020

  12. 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.

  13. COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses SERBIA

    02 September 2020

    Serbia went for the biggest Covid-19 response package in the Western Balkans to retain jobs and to protect incomes. The new report shows how many and which jobs are at risk. The publication also assesses the welfare effects of the government interventions and provides policy recommendations.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Robotics and reshoring - Employment implications for developing countries

    12 August 2020

    This volume addresses the impact of automation on employment in global supply chains.

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

    11 August 2020

    Executive Summary of the survey report

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

    11 August 2020

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

    11 August 2020

    The report captures the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of young people (aged 18–29) with regards to employment, education, mental well-being, rights and social activism. Over 12,000 responses were received from young people in 112 countries.

  20. China – Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on employment

    29 July 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on employment in China. From the onset of the crisis, the Government adopted a wide range of policies to support enterprises and protect workers. These policies have prioritized employment, though not all policies have been yet fully implemented. Stronger implementation and more integrated employment policies are needed, while continuing to adapt to the economic recovery in a more flexible and fragile labour market.