Working Papers, vehicles for disseminating information on a range of topics related to the world of work and the evolution of social and labour policies and practices for a given sector, are regularly published and widely disseminated. Background reports and issues papers, which provide more in-depth analysis on specific issues, are also published for discussion at international tripartite meetings and global dialogue fora.

Publications

The Sectoral Activities Department is the ILO’s repository of knowledge on sector-specific labour and social issues. Research and studies conducted, in line with the ILO’s research policies, deal with emerging and priority issues of strong interest for ILO’s sectoral constituents.

2021

  1. Social Protection Spotlight

    Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Workers in the cultural and creative sector often lack effective access to social protection.

  2. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in the context of COVID-19: United Republic of Tanzania

    27 April 2021

    The study involves collection and review of documents capturing COVID-19 prevention and response initiatives, relevant education policies and literature related to education, ICT and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in the context of COVID-19: Rwanda

    27 April 2021

    The study involves, among other, the review of reports from quantitative surveys and other research studies carried out on Rwanda’s education system; national laws, policies and strategy documents; COVID-19 prevention policies and procedures as implemented in schools.

  4. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in the context of COVID-19: Malawi

    27 April 2021

    The study, whose scope includes both public and private primary and secondary education, aims to document the education sector response to the COVID-19 crisis in Malawi, specifically focusing on activities towards providing continued learning opportunities for learners and actual or projected medium- and long-term implications of the pandemic in the education sector.

  5. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in the context of COVID-19: Kenya

    27 April 2021

    The findings of this report are based on a review and analysis of documents to gain insights into the strategies and plans adopted by the Government of Kenya and education stakeholders to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, including through technology-based solutions. The impact on existing digitalization initiatives and efforts are also assessed.

  6. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in the context of COVID-19: Ethiopia

    27 April 2021

    This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the education sector in the immediate and medium term, and its effect on long-term planning in light of the challenges presented by the pandemic. The study also looks at the impact of the crisis on the teaching profession.

  7. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in the United Republic of Tanzania

    27 April 2021

    The study provides an overview of governance mechanisms in education, such as policies and social dialogue, as they relate to digitalization in education. It presents the opportunities for and challenges of digital technology use in the Tanzanian education sector.

  8. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in Rwanda

    27 April 2021

    This study sets out to describe the Government of Rwanda’s initiatives to integrate technology in education, the challenges that are hindering progress and the good practices currently in place.

  9. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in Malawi

    27 April 2021

    The study assesses the current status of the availability and use of digital technology in the education sector in Malawi, the challenges to its effective integration and the opportunities for teaching and learning.

  10. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in Kenya

    27 April 2021

    This study looks at the positive contributions of digital technologies in the education sector in Kenya, assesses its use for teaching and learning, considers implications of new technologies for teachers and their role in its implementation and reviews existing policies and legislation to examine the extent to which these support digitalization in education.