COVID-19 and the world of work

Regional and country impact and policies

The latest regional and country research, assessments, guidelines and policy recommendations relating to COVID-19 and the world of work.
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    COVID-19 and employment in the tourism sector: Impact and response in Asia and the Pacific

    24 April 2020

    This note offers the ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on employment in the tourism sector of the Asia-Pacific region and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and facilitate strong and fast recovery.

  2. COVID-19 and the labour market in Viet Nam

    21 April 2020

  3. Recommendations for Asia garment factories on how to address the COVID-19 pandemic

    15 April 2020

    This thematic brief sheds light on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected Asian garment factories, while outlining key recommendations to overcome the crisis.

  4. The impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy in Africa and the related policy responses

    14 April 2020

    Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is just beginning to take shape. While the delayed spread of the Coronavirus has given the continent some preparatory head time, the varying economic, social and political contexts are making it harder for the region to draw many relevant lessons from the responses in China, for example, or western countries.

  5. Early results: Online survey for TVET providers, policy-makers and social partners on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

    09 April 2020

  6. ILO 'Better Work' guidelines for factories in the garment sector

    02 April 2020

  7. COVID-19 and the world of work: Social protection responses in Asia-Pacific

    25 March 2020

    This brief outlines the implications of the Covid-19 crisis for national social protection systems and highlights specific social protection responses taken in countries in the Asia and Pacific region.