Books and reports

October 2019

  1. Report

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

    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

  2. Report

    Towards convergence in Europe: Institutions, labour and industrial relations

    28 May 2019

    This book provides a unique and timely analysis of the socio-economic indicators influencing convergence trends in the EU.

  3. Global report

    Women in Business and Management: The business case for change

    22 May 2019

    Our second global report on Women in Business and Management offers new insights into how gender diversity at the top improves organizational performance. These include how the many dimensions of an organization’s policies, a gender-balanced workforce and a gender-inclusive culture, among other factors, move the needle for more women to hold decision-making power.

  4. Report

    Working conditions in a global perspective

    06 May 2019

    This report provides a comparative analysis of job quality covering approximately 1.2 billion of the world’s workers in the EU28, China, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, the United States (US), Spanish-speaking Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama), Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

March 2019

  1. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    The Contribution of Social Dialogue to Gender Equality

    29 March 2019