ILO reports for the G20

May 2021

  1. Proposed indicators of gender gaps in job quality

    14 May 2021

    Measuring and monitoring developments in gender gaps in job quality important are important for guiding policy to tackle gender inequalities in labour market outcomes. At the request of the Italian G20 Presidency, a number of indicators have been put forward in this paper that capture gender gaps in objective measures of job quality in the dimensions of earnings, labour market security and working conditions. Within these dimensions, indicators have been chosen based on the criteria of pertinece and parsimony, availability, comparability and timeliness.

  2. Linking income support measures to active labour market policies

    14 May 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on labour markets in G20 countries. In response, G20 governments expanded income support measures and adapted their social protection and employment services extensively. This background paper - produced by ILO/OECD/ISSA - discusses the importance of combining income support with active labour market policies, highlighting actions taken by G20 members in that regard. It argues that PES and ALMP provision and their coordination with income support will need to be adapted and strengthened in the recovery, not only in response to the challenges raised by the COVID pandemic, but also by the ongoing megatrends of digitalisation, globalisation, climate change and demographic change.

  3. Beyond Covid 19 - Towards more inclusive and resilient social security systems

    14 May 2021

    The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a health and economic crisis with devastating impacts on jobs and livelihoods. As the crisis persists, attention is gradually shifting from emergency policy responses to longer-term solutions, with many G20 countries considering ways to strengthen coverage and adequacy of their social protection systems. This background note discusses key lessons learnt from the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic and previous crises, and sets out policy considerations for coordinated action of G20 members for building more inclusive and resilient social protection systems.

  4. Teleworking arrangements during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    14 May 2021

    Telework, defined as the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs), such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers, for work that is performed outside the employer’s premises, is not new, having existed since the 1970’s in some parts of world. It was expected to grow in usage as costs of ICTs and broadband communications became cheaper, but its regular use was limited mainly to employer-worker agreements in certain occupations and sectors. In 2020, the Covid-19 global pandemic changed this situation. In an attempt to limit the spread of the Covid 19 virus, keep workers employed, and limit the negative economic consequences of the pandemic, policymakers and employers implemented telework whenever possible.

October 2020

  1. Women in managerial and leadership positions in the G20 - Data availability and preliminary findings

    24 October 2020

    Stocktaking report prepared for the Empowerment and Progression of Women's Economic Representation (EMPOWER) under the Saudi G20 Presidency

August 2020

  1. Women at Work in G20 countries: Progress and policy action

    19 August 2020

    Joint ILO-OECD Women at Work report 2020, prepared for the 3rd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 19-20 August 2020)

  2. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on jobs and incomes in G20 economies

    19 August 2020

    Joint ILO-OECD Covid-19 report, prepared for the 3rd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 19-20 August 2020)

April 2020

  1. Helping Disadvantaged Youth: Progress and Policy Action towards the Antalya G20 Youth Goal

    08 April 2020

    Background paper prepared for the 2nd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 8 April 2020)

  2. Ensuring better social protection for self-employed workers

    08 April 2020

    Background paper prepared for the 2nd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 8 April 2020)

April 2019

  1. Policy responses to new forms of work: International governance of digital labour platforms

    22 April 2019

    Background paper prepared for the 2nd meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 22-24 April 2019)

  2. Gender equality in the G20 – Additional analysis from the time dimension

    22 April 2019

    Co-authored paper prepared for the 2nd meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 22-24 April 2019)

  3. Women at Work in G20 countries: Progress and policy action since 2018

    22 April 2019

    Co-authored paper prepared for the 2nd meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 22-24 April 2019)

February 2019

  1. New job opportunities in an ageing society

    25 February 2019

    Co-authored paper prepared for the 1st Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 25-27 February 2019)

  2. Supporting longer working lives: Multistage approaches for decent and productive work

    25 February 2019

    Paper prepared for the 1st Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 25-27 February 2019)

October 2018

  1. Approaches to anticipating skills for the future of work

    02 October 2018

    Report prepared by the ILO and OECD for the G20 Employment Working Group.

  2. Financing social protection for the future of work: Fiscal aspects and policy options

    02 October 2018

    Prepared by Staff of the ILO for the G20 Framework Working Group.

  3. Financing life-long learning for the future of work

    02 October 2018

    Prepared for the G20 Framework Working Group.

  4. Promoting adequate social protection and social security coverage for all workers, including those in non-standard forms of employment

    02 October 2018

    Promoting adequate social protection and social security coverage for all workers, including those in non-standard forms of employment (ILO/OECD).

  5. Labour market inclusion of people with disabilities

    02 October 2018

    Paper presented at the 1st Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group (ILO/OECD).

  6. Informality and non-standard forms of employment

    02 October 2018

    Prepared for the G20 Employment Working Group meeting.