Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. US Pro Golfer Lizette Salas calls for gender pay equality

    16 September 2022

    Globally, women continue to be underpaid compared to men. On International Equal Pay Day, US LPGA Star Lizette Salas joins the ILO to amplify the call for equal gender pay in sports and in society.

  2. The effects of COVID-19 on businesses: key versus non-key firms

    30 August 2022

    This paper analyzes how a specific differentiation by governments throughout the world – whether a sector was deemed “essential” or “key” – affected firm performance.

  3. Guidelines for shaping employment policies that support a green recovery and a just transition

    30 August 2022

    Theses Guidelines assist ILO constituents and supporting technical specialists to design and implement employment policies that enhance a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and also contribute to a just transition over the long term

  4. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Asia and the Pacific

    30 August 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and priorities for this region from a life-cycle perspective.

  5. Digitalization and Employment, A Review

    26 August 2022

    This report is a review of the publicly available literature which examines the new labour market opportunities brought about by digital transformation. It identifies gaps and potential avenues for future research.

  6. Income support for non-covered Workers during COVID-19: a review of policy responses

    26 August 2022

    This paper provides an overview on the income support measures for non-covered workers implemented in response to the COVID-19 crisis, describing the collection of measures and policies in place in each selected country.

  7. High-level independent evaluation of ILO’s response to the implications of COVID-19 (2020-22)

    25 August 2022

    This high-level evaluation provides insight into the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the ILO’s response to the implications of COVID-19 (2020-22). (The full report is forthcoming.)

  8. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people [Executive Summary]

    11 August 2022

  9. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people [Full report]

    11 August 2022

    Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and gives detailed analyses of trends and issues facing young people in the labour market.

  10. How to make social protection inclusive of people living with HIV and key populations: a checklist

    27 July 2022

    This joint publication of UNDPO and ILO provides a framework for countries to ensure inclusion of people living with HIV and key populations in social protection policies and programmes. It provides a set of questions to assist in the planning and evaluation of inclusive HIV-sensitive and gender-responsive social protection programmes. The publication is based on an online discussion and a Global Dialogue on Social Protection for People Living with HIV and Key Populations, organized by UNDP and ILO in 2021. The dialogue convened participants from 52 countries to share strategies and good practices and allowed multiple stakeholders to engage in constructive dialogue on how social protection schemes can be more inclusive. The checklist was pilot tested by UNAIDS in Benin, Central African Republic and Cote d'Ivoire. The publication was launched at a pre-conference during the 24th International AIDS Conference 2022.

  11. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2022

    27 July 2022

  12. ILO Director-General statement: Cooperatives help build a better world

    01 July 2022

    On International Day of Cooperatives Guy Ryder highlights how cooperatives prioritise people and decent work and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.

  13. Policy sequences during and after COVID-19: A review of labour market policy patterns

    24 June 2022

    This policy brief tracks the sequential logic of labour market policies across a sample of countries from all world regions.

  14. Promoting youth employment during COVID-19: A review of policy responses

    24 June 2022

    This report gives an overview on actual policy responses in the area of youth employment during the COVID-19 crisis in 20 selected countries.

  15. Job retention schemes during COVID-19: A review of policy responses

    24 June 2022

    This report provides an update on job retention policies in a sample of 20 countries representing the main world regions as well as the diverse types of job retention schemes, in particular short-time work, furlough and wage subsidy schemes as they have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  16. Using data from rapid surveys for employment policy: Applications in the COVID-19 era and beyond

    21 June 2022

    This brief focuses on providing guidance on the proper use of data from rapid surveys focused on employment outcomes. This includes the assessment of data quality, appropriate data analysis, and the interpretation and communication of findings.

  17. Alternative Data Sources for Labour Market Diagnostics and Policy Response: Applications in the COVID-19 era and beyond

    21 June 2022

    This brief explores the opportunities and challenges posed by non-conventional data sources, offering policy makers a resource in how to improve employment diagnostics and resultant policy response.

  18. Demand-side policies for employment promotion in low- and middle-income countries

    21 June 2022

    An overview of key concepts linked to demand-side policies and how they can support job creation in a developing-country context.

  19. Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 26): Real wages during the pandemic: trends and challenges

    16 June 2022

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) analyses the effects of and recovery from the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the region’s labor markets in 2021, spotlighting the evolution of real wages.

  20. Fight against child labour is at a crossroads

    10 June 2022

    In his statement for World Day Against Child Labour 2022, International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, warns the choices made by governments now will make or break the lives of millions of children. He says social protection is one of the most powerful measures to prevent child labour, providing families with income security in difficult times.