COVID-19 and the world of work

Regional and country impact and recommendations

The latest regional and country research, assessments, guidelines and policy recommendations relating to COVID-19 and the world of work.
  1. Experiences of ASEAN migrant workers during COVID-19: Rights at work, migration and quarantine during the pandemic, and re-migration plans

    03 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting labour migration throughout the ASEAN region and globally. In 2019 there were an estimated 10 million international migrants in ASEAN, of whom nearly 50 per cent were women. The ILO undertook a rapid assessment survey, interviewing ASEAN migrant workers from end-March to end-April 2020 about how COVID-19 has impacted them. This brief summarizes the responses of the 309 women and men migrant workers who participated in the survey.

  2. Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 22): The challenges of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

    21 May 2020

    ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  3. COVID-19: Impact on migrant workers and country response in Malaysia

    08 May 2020

    Country brief prepared by the ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers, and country responses.

  4. Containing the epidemic and its impact on jobs and incomes in Ethiopia: Rapid assessment and response plan

    30 April 2020

    This note developed jointly by Ethiopia Jobs Creation Commission and International Labour Organisation in April 2020.

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    COVID-19 and employment in the tourism sector: Impact and response in Asia and the Pacific

    24 April 2020

    This note offers the ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on employment in the tourism sector of the Asia-Pacific region and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and facilitate strong and fast recovery.

  6. COVID-19 and the labour market in Viet Nam

    21 April 2020

  7. COVID-19: Impact on migrant workers and country response in Thailand

    17 April 2020

    Country brief prepared by the ILO’s Country Office for Thailand on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers, and country's responses.

  8. Recommendations for Asia garment factories on how to address the COVID-19 pandemic

    15 April 2020

    This thematic brief sheds light on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected Asian garment factories, while outlining key recommendations to overcome the crisis.

  9. Early results: Online survey for TVET providers, policy-makers and social partners on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

    09 April 2020

  10. ILO 'Better Work' guidelines for factories in the garment sector

    02 April 2020