Publications

2019

  1. Promoting green jobs for youth through national employment policies and programmes

    17 December 2019

    This Technical Note elaborates on national employment policies as viable entry points to address the questions outlined, for the purpose of guiding policy makers and programme managers in designing effective strategies for green jobs for youth. The note attempts to link conceptual and policy frameworks with promotional measures on the ground. It considers relevant approaches, instruments, and examples of good practice, by using the employment policy framework as a compass.

  2. Promoting Youth Employment in Fragile Settings

    16 December 2019

    This technical note underscores the value of employment-based interventions in situations of fragility, for youth and the broader society. The note presents relevant policy frameworks, as well as operational approaches and tools applied in addressing the need of young women and men exposed to the consequences of conflicts and natural disasters. Drawing on ILO knowledge and country experiences, it offers insights for policy advice and programme making.

  3. Good practice guide for the employment of persons with disabilities

    16 December 2019

    This brochure was prepared by the Serbian Association of Employers and published with the assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO), under the framework of the United Nations Partnership for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD project) entitled "Autonomy, Voice and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Serbia."

  4. Skills for a greener future: a global view

    12 December 2019

    The first global report on the implications of the transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies for skills, gender and occupations.

  5. Skills for a greener future: Challenges and enabling factors to achieve a just transition

    06 December 2019

  6. Users' Manual for Planning and Implementing TREE Programs in Pacific Island Countries

    06 December 2019

    This Pacific adapted version of TREE is intended primarily as a reference guide for those responsible for planning an implementing TREE projects and programs in Pacific Island Countries. It is based on the ILO’s Global TREE methodology and community-based training principles, but has been adapted to reflect the special economic, socio-cultural and environmental conditions of small island developing states in the Pacific.

  7. The Future of Work: Trade Unions in Transformation

    29 November 2019

    It has become harder for trade unions in both developed and emerging countries to protect the rights of workers and working conditions, as shown not only in the reduction of unionization, but also the fall in the labour share of income in most countries.This issue of the Journal compiles the thoughts of leading academics on the topics that are shaping discussions on the future of work. The Journal aims to serve as a stepping stone for the labour movement in its own deliberations on how workers’organizations can react to the fundamental changes that are affecting the world of work, and that it will provide further reflections on the transformation of trade unions these changes might entail.

  8. Employment services that work for young people

    25 November 2019

  9. Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities

    21 November 2019

    In the context of a rapidly changing world, the Future of Work is an issue drawing the attention of many individuals and organizations. It is a global concern, posing important challenges that need to be addressed urgently. One such challenge is how to ensure that the future of work is inclusive, leaving no one behind, including the one billion persons with disabilities living on our planet.

  10. Persons with disabilities in a just transition to a low-carbon economy

    06 November 2019

    Implementing a just transition that ensures disability inclusion will require appropriate legal standards, social protection mechanisms, skills development initiatives and attitudinal changes at the societal level.

  11. Skills and jobs mismatches in low- and middle-income countries

    04 November 2019

  12. Intermediary organizations in apprenticeship systems

    28 October 2019

  13. Understanding the non-marketable benefits of apprenticeships in South African enterprises

    28 October 2019

  14. A Review of Methodologies for measuring the costs and benefits of in-company apprenticeship training

    28 October 2019

  15. Key developments, role and organization of Public Employment Services in Great Britain, Belgium-Flanders and Germany

    22 October 2019

    Historical reforms, role and organization of Public Employment Services (PES) in three selected developed countries.

  16. Measuring the costs and benefits of apprenticeship training

    12 August 2019

  17. Workers' organizations engaging in skills development

    07 August 2019

  18. Lifelong learning: Concepts, issues and actions

    17 June 2019

    Lifelong Learning is emerging as a key policy issue as we move towards a future of work that continues to challenge traditional views about careers and labour market transitions. Following the landmark report of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, many questions have been raised about the concept of LLL itself, the issues that surround it and the actions that the ILO can take to address it. This paper introduces readers to these debates and provides a useful introduction to the concept and the challenges that need to be addressed if the vision for LLL of the Global Commission can be achieved.

  19. Lifelong learning and the future of work: Challenges and opportunities

    17 June 2019

    This flyer aims to raise awareness on the concept of lifelong learning. It also provides insights on to whom does lifelong learning apply as well as on the role governments, employers and workers play in supporting lifelong learning goals.

  20. Quality Apprenticeships: Addressing skills mismatch and youth unemployment

    12 June 2019

    SKILLS for Employment Policy Brief