Books and reports

January 2020

  1. Flagship Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020

    20 January 2020

    This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity.

November 2019

  1. Publication

    Telework in the 21st century: An evolutionary perspective

    15 November 2019

October 2019

  1. Book

    The International Labour Organization: 100 years of global social policy

    29 October 2019

    This book is the first comprehensive account of the International Labour Organization’s 100-year history.

  2. Studies on Growth with Equity

    What Works: Promoting Pathways to Decent Work

    16 October 2019

    This report analyses how income support and ALMPs can come together to tackle a significant set of barriers limiting access to decent work in emerging and developing countries.

  3. Report

    Small Matters: Global evidence on the contribution to employment by the self-employed, micro-enterprises and SMEs

    10 October 2019

    Drawing on a new ILO database, this report provides an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the global contribution of self-employment and micro- and small enterprises to employment – both in the formal and the informal economy.

September 2019

  1. Report

    Labour Provisions in G7 trade agreements: A comparative perspective

    17 September 2019

    This report provides an analysis of labour provisions in G7 trade arrangements, focusing on current trends and developments. It was prepared as a contribution to the G7 Social Employment Task Force on “Reshaping multilateral action to strengthen social justice.

July 2019

  1. Report

    Time to Act for SDG 8 : Integrating Decent Work, Sustained Growth and Environmental Integrity

    10 July 2019

    This report presents progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 8, analyses interlinkages with other SDGs and provides policy recommendations.

  2. Report

    Working on a warmer planet: The effect of heat stress on productivity and decent work

    01 July 2019

June 2019

  1. Book

    If you want peace, cultivate justice: A photographic history of the ILO, 1919–2019

    10 June 2019

May 2019

  1. Publication

    Guide to developing balanced working time arrangements

    28 May 2019