Publications

2017

  1. How useful is the concept of skills mismatch?

    24 April 2017

    This paper was prepared as a background note for the International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch to be held in Geneva on May 11-12, 2017.

  2. Developing and running an establishment skills survey - Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs Vol. 5

    21 March 2017

    Part of the compendium of methodological guides on anticipation and matching of skills supply and demand developed by the European Training Foundation (ETF), the International Labour Office and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop).

  3. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 5th Edition (March 2017)

    17 March 2017

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (amended in 2000 and 2006) and revised in 2017. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector.

  4. Skills for trade and economic diversification: the Malawi oilseeds and horticulture sectors

    28 February 2017

    Skills for trade and economic diversification: the Malawi oilseeds and horticulture sectors methodology to two sectors – agro-food and pharma – of Bangladesh’s economy.

2016

  1. Skills for Trade & Economic Diversification (STED) in Viet nam: The case of the Tourism sector in selected provinces

    31 December 2016

    Skills for Trade & Economic Diversification (STED) in Viet nam: The case of the Tourism sector in selected provinces

  2. STED RBM and ME Manual

    31 December 2016

    STED RBM and ME Manual

  3. STED results based management and M&E manual

    12 December 2016

  4. Strengthening Skills Recognition Systems: Recommendations for key stakeholders

    05 December 2016

  5. 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.

  6. Carrying out tracer studies: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Volume 6

    06 October 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), the ILO and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

  7. Developing skills foresights, scenarios and forecasts: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Volume 2

    06 October 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), the ILO and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

  8. Using labour market information - Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Volume 1

    06 October 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), ILO and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

  9. Working at sectoral level: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Volume 3

    02 September 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), the ILO and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

  10. 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.

  11. Skills technology foresight guide

    03 June 2016

  12. 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.

  13. The Public Employment Service in the Republic of Korea

    22 February 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 192

  14. STED Report - Egypt Furniture

    31 January 2016

    STED Report - Egypt Furniture

  15. The role of employment service providers: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Vol. 4

    26 January 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), ILO and Cedefop series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

2015

  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.