Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. In the face of a pandemic: Ensuring Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2020

  2. Restructuring for recovery and resilience in response to the COVID-19 crisis

    24 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.

  4. How to mainstream conflict-sensitivity, social cohesion and peacebuilding in COVID-19 socio-economic/labour market assessments

    20 April 2020

  5. Jobs for Peace and Resilience: A response to COVID-19 in fragile contexts

    20 April 2020

    The document compiles potential initiatives that could be implemented to address the consequences of COVID-19 in fragile contexts through the Jobs for Peace and Resilience (JPR) approach.

  6. Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 at Work ACTION CHECKLIST

    16 April 2020

    Prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in workplaces requires effective processes of risk assessment and risk management. This tool offers a simple and collaborative approach to assess COVID-19 risks as a step to take measures to protect the safety and health of workers.

  7. Adjusting labour practices in employment-intensive works in response to COVID-19

    15 April 2020

    This Guidance offers recommendations on preventive and mitigation measures to be taken on employment-intensive works being implemented during the current COVID-19 crisis, as well as in the aftermath of the crisis when the virus remains a threat. It also supplements such measures already established at employment-intensive construction sites.

  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. The impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy in Africa and the related policy responses

    14 April 2020

    Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is just beginning to take shape. While the delayed spread of the Coronavirus has given the continent some preparatory head time, the varying economic, social and political contexts are making it harder for the region to draw many relevant lessons from the responses in China, for example, or western countries.

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

    09 April 2020

  11. The need to scale up investment in health workforces

    03 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 crisis puts pressure on health services across the globe, new data from the ILO’s Department of Statistics highlights the already existing shortages of health workers.

  12. Five things SMEs need to survive COVID-19

    03 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has hit Small and Medium Enterprises and their workers hard. So what do SMEs need and what has worked in previous calamities to help them survive? Here are our top five policy options.

  13. Occupational safety and health tips for workplaces

    02 April 2020

    Adequate safety and health measures at work can play a crucial role in containing the spread of the disease, while protecting workers and society at large. Governments, employers and workers all have a role to play in tackling COVID-19 crisis, and their collaboration is key.

  14. The six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan

    01 April 2020

    “This six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP). This tool is designed to support EBMOs assist its members during the COVID-19 crisis. It aims to establish the risk profile of an enterprise and the level of vulnerability to COVID-19 in terms of its impact on People, Processes, Profits and Partnerships (the “4Ps”) and develop an effective risk and contingency system for the business.

  15. The impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in the world of work

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  16. Ergonomic tips when teleworking

    30 March 2020

    ILO's Occupational Safety and Health coordinator, Eloy Alonso-Maestre shares tips on teleworking, including how to improve the ergonomics in your workspace.

  17. An employer's guide on managing your workplace during COVID-19

    30 March 2020

    This Guide has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) as a general reference for employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs). The idea is to help employers manage their workplace during COVID-19: running the business, protecting workers, and answering some of the workplace relations and occupational safety and health (OSH) questions that are arising.It is based on resources, guides and directives published by the World Health Organization (WHO), governments, employers and EBMOs.

  18. Why International Labour Standards matter in a public health crisis

    27 March 2020

    The International Labour Organization maintains a system of international labour standards aimed at promoting opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. In the context of the crisis response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they provide a tried-and-trusted foundation for policy responses that focus on a recovery that is sustainable and equitable.

  19. COVID-19 and the world of work: Social protection responses in Asia-Pacific

    25 March 2020

    This brief outlines the implications of the Covid-19 crisis for national social protection systems and highlights specific social protection responses taken in countries in the Asia and Pacific region.

  20. Working through COVID-19

    17 March 2020

    A strong social safety net will help mitigate the employment impact of COVID-19.