Publications

2016

  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Skills technology foresight guide

    03 June 2016

  8. 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.

  9. The Public Employment Service in the Republic of Korea

    22 February 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 192

  10. 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.

  2. Guidelines for inclusion of skills aspects into employment-related analyses and policy formulation

    03 December 2015

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

    30 November 2015

  4. 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.

  5. Anticipating and matching skills and jobs

    05 November 2015

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    02 October 2015