1. Understanding the potential impact of skills recognition systems on labour markets: Research report

    10 October 2016

    Provides analytical research on the labour market impact of skills recognition systems, in particular, in matching skills and jobs.

  2. Questions and answers: How a sectoral approach to skills development helps contribute to productive and competitive economies

    13 June 2016

    Helping enterprises find workers with the right skills, and ensuring that workers acquire the skills they need to find productive employment is a key to unlocking the door to economic prosperity and building inclusive societies. A methodology developed and being implemented by the ILO contributes to export growth, economic diversification and decent jobs by taking a sectoral approach to skills training and development. By adopting a forward-looking perspective, the intervention anticipates a sector’s development and growth opportunities based on its global competitive position and market development and anticipates the skills that the sector most needs to strengthen for future success. An equally important step in the process involves analysing current skills supply and demand. Together, these steps help to identify existing and anticipated skills shortages, and to plot a path to avoiding skills mismatches that contribute to unemployment.

    ILO Skills Specialist Cornelius Gregg talks about the impact of this intervention and how it differs from traditional forms of skills development and contributes to economic growth and productivity.

  3. Compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET): Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

    08 March 2016

    This publication is a compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET) development in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It provides a critical analysis and assessment of the current state of skills development and TVET as well as reviews past and current policies, strategies, programmes and trends, and implications to the country’s socio-economic development and employment in these countries. Recommendations are made in identifying future skills and occupations needed given current and future employment levels.

  4. The Public Employment Service in the Republic of Korea

    22 February 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 192


  1. Integrating core work skills into TVET systems: Six country case studies

    17 December 2015

    This report assesses the extent to which six diverse countries have embedded core skills for employability in their TVET and skills systems: Australia; Chile; India; Jamaica; Malawi; and the Philippines. These six case studies have demonstrated that in both developed and developing countries, much remains to be done to ensure that TVET and skills systems adequately and systematically take steps to develop the core skills that so profoundly enhance the employability of learners, jobseekers and workers.

  2. Decent work for persons with disabilities: promoting rights in the global development agenda

    30 November 2015

  3. Moving towards disability inclusion: Stories of change

    09 November 2015

    The stories presented in this publication illustrate how the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme through the PROPEL project is promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. PROPEL operates in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Zambia.

  4. Regional Model Competency Standards: Core competencies

    01 November 2015

    These Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) on core competencies were developed as a basis to integrate with specific skills needed in the workplace, so that training and assessment resources can be developed and individuals tested against the standards. They include a wide range of core competencies, including the “green” or environmental competencies.

  5. Centre of excellence for Bangladeshi apparel workers - Certified training within the national skills development framework: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) is a replicable model of an industry-driven training and support service that aims to meet the sector’s labour force needs. The initiative seeks to increase both the employability and wages of the working poor.This initiative is a part of a global ILO-H&M partnership, which draws on the company’s considerable expertise in providing training to its workers.

  6. Demographic change and private sector disability management in Australia, Canada, China and Switzerland - A comparative study: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) sees disability management (DM) as crucial to supporting workers whose employment is threatened by illness or accident and bringing people back to work. However, despite the widespread adoption of DM, comparative international research among private companies in this area is minimal.

  7. ILO Global Business and Disability Network: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is a business-led, member-based initiative that fosters the development of a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, promoting the hiring, retention and professional development of people with disabilities.

  8. Promoting safe work and quality apprenticeships in small and medium-sized enterprises: Challenges for developed and developing economies

    02 October 2015

  9. Inclusion of people with disabilities in national employment policies

    24 September 2015

    This note is designed to provide step-by-step support in effectively including women and men with disabilities in the development of national employment policies (NEP) throughout the policy process. It is aligned with the ILO Guide for the formulation of national employment policies which should be read in conjunction with this guide. Further, the resource guide on gender issues in employment and labour market policies gives guidance on how to effectively embed gender dimensions in NEP development.

  10. ILO and disability inclusion

    24 September 2015

    The ILO promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for persons with disabilities in the world of work. Access of persons with disabilities to decent work is important both as an essential right and in terms of the economic advantages it brings. To achieve this goal, the ILO works to increase the employability of persons with disabilities, to support employers becoming more inclusive and to promote enabling legislative and policy environments.

  11. Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Access to Training and Employment

    28 August 2015

    This paper was prepared as a resource for a panel discussion organized by the ILO in cooperation with the Government of Australia during the 14th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on 23 April 2015 in New York.

  12. Regional Model Competency Standards: Welding services

    01 August 2015

    Economic growth in the industrial sector means the need to meet skills gaps in welding services has become critical. Welding can be a highly dangerous occupation, due to exposure to fumes and gases, and working conditions that may require working in hazardous places, such as heights or in confined spaces. It is critical that occupational safety and health measures are incorporated into all aspects of the work.

  13. Vocational teachers and trainers in a changing world: the imperative of high-quality teacher training systems

    16 July 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 177

  14. Employment Services in the evolving world of work

    02 June 2015

  15. Reporting on disability: Guidelines for the media

    28 May 2015

    These Guidelines are intended as a tool for professional communicators to promote inclusiveness and the fair and accurate portrayal of people with disabilities.

  16. Regional Model Competency Standards: Construction

    01 May 2015

    These Regional Model Competency Standards for Construction have been developed by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. They constitute a set of benchmarks that define the skills, knowledge and attributes required to perform a work role. These construction standards have been mainly modeled on the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package developed by the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council, owned and published by the Commonwealth of Australia.