Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. Executive summary

    30 November 2022

    The impact of inflation and COVID-19 on wages and purchasing power.

  2. Full report

    30 November 2022

    This ILO flagship report examines the evolution of real wages, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

  3. Summary

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  4. Full report

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  5. How did the ILO perform during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    03 November 2022

    This comprehensive evaluation of the ILO’s response in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic does not only show how the organization performed during the crisis but also provides the only full and objective account of this chapter in ILO’s history. The independent, high-level, evaluation documents what worked well and where challenges were faced both at the institutional and substantive response level. As such it provides analysis that will be critical to ensuring that the ILO is well positioned to meet challenges posed by future crises.

  6. Executive summary

    28 October 2022

    This executive summary of provides insight into the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the ILO’s response to the implications of COVID-19 (2020-22).

  7. US Pro Golfer Lizette Salas calls for gender pay equality

    16 September 2022

    Globally, women continue to be underpaid compared to men. On International Equal Pay Day, US LPGA Star Lizette Salas joins the ILO to amplify the call for equal gender pay in sports and in society.

  8. The effects of COVID-19 on businesses: key versus non-key firms

    30 August 2022

    This paper analyzes how a specific differentiation by governments throughout the world – whether a sector was deemed “essential” or “key” – affected firm performance.

  9. Guidelines for shaping employment policies that support a green recovery and a just transition

    30 August 2022

    Theses Guidelines assist ILO constituents and supporting technical specialists to design and implement employment policies that enhance a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and also contribute to a just transition over the long term

  10. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Asia and the Pacific

    30 August 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and priorities for this region from a life-cycle perspective.

  11. Digitalization and Employment, A Review

    26 August 2022

    This report is a review of the publicly available literature which examines the new labour market opportunities brought about by digital transformation. It identifies gaps and potential avenues for future research.

  12. Income support for non-covered workers during COVID-19: a review of policy responses

    26 August 2022

    This paper provides an overview on the income support measures for non-covered workers implemented in response to the COVID-19 crisis, describing the collection of measures and policies in place in each selected country.

  13. Full evaluation report

    25 August 2022

    This independent high-level evaluation provides insight into the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the ILO’s response to the implications of COVID-19 (2020-22).

  14. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people [Executive Summary]

    11 August 2022

  15. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people [Full report]

    11 August 2022

    Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and gives detailed analyses of trends and issues facing young people in the labour market.

  16. How to make social protection inclusive of people living with HIV and key populations: a checklist

    27 July 2022

    This joint publication of UNDP and ILO provides a framework for countries to ensure inclusion of people living with HIV and key populations in social protection policies and programmes. It provides a set of questions to assist in the planning and evaluation of inclusive HIV-sensitive and gender-responsive social protection programmes. The publication is based on an online discussion and a Global Dialogue on Social Protection for People Living with HIV and Key Populations, organized by UNDP and ILO in 2021. The dialogue convened participants from 52 countries to share strategies and good practices and allowed multiple stakeholders to engage in constructive dialogue on how social protection schemes can be more inclusive. The checklist was pilot tested by UNAIDS in Benin, Central African Republic and Cote d'Ivoire. The publication was launched at a pre-conference during the 24th International AIDS Conference 2022.

  17. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2022

    27 July 2022

  18. ILO Director-General statement: Cooperatives help build a better world

    01 July 2022

    On International Day of Cooperatives Guy Ryder highlights how cooperatives prioritise people and decent work and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.

  19. Policy sequences during and after COVID-19: A review of labour market policy patterns

    24 June 2022

    This policy brief tracks the sequential logic of labour market policies across a sample of countries from all world regions.

  20. Promoting youth employment during COVID-19: A review of policy responses

    24 June 2022

    This report gives an overview on actual policy responses in the area of youth employment during the COVID-19 crisis in 20 selected countries.