Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study
14 October 2021
Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.
18 August 2021
Thematic background paper for the 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour
06 July 2021
This brief assesses the implementation of employment protection policies in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis in 37 economies across Asia and the Pacific, including a country case study of the Philippines. Through both descriptive and econometric analyses, it examines policy and employment dynamics and outlines a number of policy considerations for the crisis recovery period and beyond.
Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 24): Decent work for platform workers in Latin America
14 June 2021
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 labour market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
14 June 2021
It looks as if job opportunities in the public sector have provided a respite from the shrinking private sector during the dark days of the COVID-19 crisis, at least for some women.
Occupational Safety and Health Profile. Promoting decent work through strengthening occupational safety and health management and social dialogue in Kosovo
28 May 2021
The profile provides an overview and the most up-to-date information on the current Occupational Safety and Health situation, assesses gaps in the OSH system and identifies priority areas for action.
21 May 2021
This factsheet provides key findings for the European Union from the ILO flagship Global Wage Report 2020-21
29 April 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis have increased unemployment levels in the care economy, detrimental effects of which are felt by care workers, the majority of whom are women. The South African experience shows that Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) have contributed to the progressive realisation of decent work where as a first step in the trajectory, they have recognised and renumerated care related labour as work. This case study raises a series of questions for further consideration about the role of PEPs in this context, particularly their efficacy in the provision of direct care services.
COVID-19 and multinational enterprises: Impacts on FDI, trade and decent work in Asia and the Pacific
08 April 2021
Multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their supply chains have been heavily affected by the COVID-19 crisis, with millions of workers suffering adverse impacts. This brief provides evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on FDI and trade in Asia and the Pacific. The brief also discusses the impact on MNEs and decent work and highlights how social dialogue can inform the design and implementation of policies to ensure a human-centred recovery.
01 April 2021
As the COVID-19 crisis lengthens and continues to impact on labour markets, countries have the potential to think big in efforts to revitalize their sustainable growth objectives and push forth durable solutions that will promote a fair, inclusive and secure future of work. This short document summarizes the elements of the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work that can help governments and social partners to navigate the crisis towards a human-centred future of work.
The latest regional and country research, assessments, guidelines and policy recommendations relating to COVID-19 and the world of work.