Publications

2021

  1. COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries

    18 January 2021

    This policy brief provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While highlighting how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes, and looking at policy responses so far, it also provides suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support, to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

2020

  1. The labour implications of technological upgrading in China

    16 December 2020

    This study provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art overview of technological upgrading in China and its labour implications.

  2. Trends and new developments in employment services to support transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    16 December 2020

    This paper presents the findings of a survey undertaken in selected countries in the Sub Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa regions (SSA and MENA) aimed at reviewing the status of employment service provision, challenges and opportunities for their development.

  3. COVID-19, jobs and the future of work in the LDCs: A (disheartening) preliminary account

    15 December 2020

    This paper provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), drawing on a large set of available data and sources. It highlights how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes via multiple channels of transmission. It looks at policy responses so far and provides some suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

  4. ILO maps out technological transformation in Public Employment Services

    14 December 2020

  5. Digital skills and the future of work: Challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment (WISIS Session 216, 29 July 2020)

    11 December 2020

    This note is based on the WISIS Forum 2020 session “Digital skills and the future of work: challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment” hosted by ITU.

  6. Cameroon - Rapid evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 on employment and the labour market

    11 December 2020

  7. COVID-19: Tackling the jobs crisis in the least developed countries

    09 December 2020

  8. Paraguay: Impacts of COVID-19 on employment and income generation

    04 December 2020

  9. ILO maps out how Public Employment Services are using technology to improve service delivery

    30 November 2020

  10. JobAgri: Putting knowledge to work to support job-rich investments in agriculture and agri-food chains in sub-Saharan Africa

    30 November 2020

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

    25 November 2020

    This paper revisits the relationship between economic growth and employment creation as expressed in Okun’s law by using the latest updated global ILO dataset for new and more detailed estimates.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

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

    05 November 2020

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.