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. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in Ethiopia

    27 April 2021

    The study explores the current practices, challenges and prospects related to the use and integration of digital technology in education in Ethiopia, and how digital technology is impacting the teaching–learning process in terms of preparing students for a knowledge-based economy.

  2. Publication

    Challenges and opportunities for productive employment and decent work in the natural stone mining industry supply chain in Rajasthan

    21 April 2021

    The study is intended to contribute to a wider state-level sector development strategy, which will serve as a roadmap for creating an enabling environment for employers and workers to further Rajasthan’s position as a responsible destination for investors and buyers of natural stone.

  3. ILO working paper 28

    Social Protection in the Cultural and Creative Sector - Country Practices and Innovations

    20 April 2021

  4. Publication

    Digitalization in teaching and education in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania

    09 April 2021

  5. Publication

    Rubber gloves fact sheet

    30 March 2021

  6. PACE Report

    Circular Economy Action Agenda for Electronics

    16 February 2021

    The Platform For Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) is a global community of leaders working together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. ILO contributed to this joint report which reviews actions needed for a better and faster transition to a circular economy for electronics.

  7. PACE Report

    Circular Economy Action Agenda for Textiles

    16 February 2021

    The Platform For Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) is a global community of leaders working together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. ILO contributed to this joint report which reviews the actions needed for a better and faster transition to a circular economy for textiles.

  8. Protecting rural populations

    Extending social protection to rural populations: Perspectives for a common FAO and ILO approach

    11 February 2021

    Extending social protection for all is core to the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The present paper lays out the specific profiles, risks and vulnerabilities of rural populations and explores options to extend social protection coverage to them.

  9. © ILO 2021

    Briefing note

    Impact of COVID-19 in the meat processing sector

    09 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to exert pressures on the agri-food industry both from the business and workers’ sides, with some sectors shouldering a particularly high burden. The meat processing sector is one of them. As the effects of the pandemic on our food systems continue to unfold, the learnings from the outbreaks in processing plants in several major meat-producing countries are catalysing reforms that should contribute to the sustainable development of the sector.

  10. Publication

    COVID-19: Occupational health and safety for health workers

    05 February 2021

    This WHO-ILO document provides guidance on occupational health and safety measures for health workers and occupational health services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also outlines the rights and responsibilities for health and safety at work for health workers according to the standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The document is intended for employers and health-facility managers, health workers and their representatives, occupational health and safety experts, infection prevention and control experts in public and private health facilities and policy-makers at national and subnational levels.