1. The involvement of employer organisations in the governance of skills systems: a literature review

    12 April 2019

  2. Tools for Quality Apprenticeships: a Guide for Enterprises

    09 April 2019

  3. SKILL-UP Ethiopia: National Multi-stakeholder Roundtable

    22 February 2019

    As part of the Norwegian-funded SKILL-UP Programme, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Ethiopia, organized a national multi-stakeholder roundtable to identify opportunities for assistance in skills development from the ILO

  4. Skills and Employability

    14 February 2019

    This brochure provides an overview of the main areas of work of the Skills and Employability Branch of the Employment Policy Department.

  5. SKILL-UP project meeting and STED Training

    07 February 2019

    National Project Coordinators from the SKILL-UP Programme, funded by Norway, and representatives from the G20 Training Strategy Project, funded by the Russian Federation, gathered in Geneva in January to strengthen their capacity to understand and apply the Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology at the country level.

  6. Apprenticeships could address most of India’s skill development challenges

    11 January 2019

    Article by Jayant Krishna, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India.


  1. Global Skills Partnership on Migration

    10 December 2018

    The Global Skills Partnership was launched at a side event held during the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration, from 10-11 December.

  2. Skills for Employment Policy brief – Skills for Migration and Employment

    27 November 2018

  3. Connecting blue skills and dual training programmes through youth guarantee system

    12 November 2018

    Article by Francisco Caparros Alcaraz, Head of Unit for Employment Policies Evaluation, Strategy and Quality process. SOIB. Balearic Islands Employment Service.

  4. Taking a whole of government approach to skills development

    17 October 2018

    The joint ILO/UNESCO publication focuses primarily on the interaction between government ministries and agencies at national and subnational levels, examining how governments can work to coordinate technical and vocational education and development (TVET) and skills development across relevant policy domains.

  5. Evaluation of the ILO Disability Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan 2014-17

    19 August 2018

    This document reports on the findings of a final internal evaluation of the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Disability Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan 2014-17.

  6. Does work-based learning facilitate transitions to decent work?

    26 July 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 242

  7. Final Report: Norway-ILO Programme Cooperation Agreement (PCA) 2016-17

    25 July 2018

    This report provides an overview of the ILO programmes supported by the ongoing Norway-ILO PCA, as well as an update on progress made in 2016-2017 towards the achievement of the ILO's biennial goals.

  8. ILO Survey Report on the National Initiatives to Promote Quality Apprenticeships in G20 Countries

    04 July 2018

    This report presents the main findings of the ILO survey on national initiatives to promote quality apprenticeships in the G20 member states. It was conducted between September and December 2017 as an ILO initiative to take stock of and widely share good practices in this area.

  9. Making apprenticeships and workplace learning inclusive of persons with disabilities

    26 June 2018

    Persons with disabilities face many challenges to entering the labour market, including negative preconceptions about their work capacities and lower educational achievements due to exclusionary training practices. Apprenticeships and workplace learning can effectively respond to many of the challenges by proving to employers the professional potential of disabled persons and improving their vocational skills.

  10. Public employment services: Joined-up services for people facing labour market disadvantage

    20 June 2018

    This technical note shows how public employment services (PES) are going beyond traditional ways of working, moving towards joined-up services to help people facing complex barriers to employment in finding work and building skills, with the aim of achieving more sustainable outcomes. The note explores the meaning of “joined-up services” and presents selected country case studies that offer insights from experience to policy-makers, practitioners and others interested in developing services to maximize the level of support available to disadvantaged jobseekers.

  11. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Learning Package

    20 April 2018

  12. Note on Public Employment Services in Mexico

    19 February 2018



  1. A step-by-step guide to promote quality apprenticeships

    19 December 2017

    This publication was developed as part of the project entitled "EC-ILO action on youth employment policies: Enhancing capabilities of practitioners to design, implement and monitor youth employment policies - under the Council Recommendation on establishing a Youth Guarantee".

  2. EC-ILO action on youth employment policies: Enhancing capabilities of practitioners to design, implement and monitor youth employment policies

    19 December 2017

    A summary of project implementation and achievements under Component two: Apprenticeship systems and programmes.