Resource library

Publications & Technical tools

  1. Social Protection Spotlight COVID-19

    Financing gaps in social protection: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    17 September 2020

    Closing the social protection coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing.

  2. Paper

    Building back better for women: women's dire position in the informal economy

    15 September 2020

Training materials

  1. Instructional material

    Prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 at work for small and medium-sized enterprises ACTION CHECKLIST

    21 August 2020

    This document aims to provide basic knowledge about the workplace prevention of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that is spreading worldwide. It provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an Action Checklist to assess COVID-19 risks and information for taking measures to protect the safety and health of their workers.

  2. Instructional material

    Managing work-related psychosocial risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

    22 June 2020

    The purpose of this guide is to provide employers and managers with key elements to consider when assessing psychosocial risks and implementing preventive measures to protect the health and well-being of workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Promotional materials

  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Financing gaps in social protection

    17 September 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the catastrophic impact of the lack of social protection coverage for 4 billion people around the world. Social security is a human right and the acute need for social protection is more evident than ever. However, 55% of the global population is completely unprotected. This is linked to insufficient progress in closing social protection financing gaps. Closing these gaps is both necessary and achievable. With concerted political will, we can make social protection for all a reality.

  2. World Patient Safety Day

    Safe health workers, safe patients

    17 September 2020

    Millions of health workers risk their own health doing their daily work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their safety affects the safety of the patients in their care. Respect for labour rights and decent conditions of work are crucial to give these frontline workers the protection they need to save lives and keep their patients safe.