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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. ILO working paper 28

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

    20 April 2021

  8. Publication

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

    09 April 2021

  9. 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.

  10. 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.