Publications

May 2022

  1. The Next Normal: The changing Workplace in Africa – Ten Trends from the COVID-19 Pandemic that are Shaping Workplaces in Africa

    12 May 2022

    The destabilizing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have had dramatic social, economic and health effects across the African continent. Despite these challenging circumstances, many enterprises and their workers across the continent have taken a wide range of steps to adapt to this fluid environment. They have changed everything from the characteristics of their working space to their human resource strategies, and throughout it all have demonstrated great resilience and adaptability. To better understand these dynamics, the Bureau for Employers Activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO Regional Office for Africa partnered with employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) from across Africa to study these changes, enterprises’ views about them, and steps enterprises are taking in response to them.

  2. Credit guarantees: SME access to finance and employment in Africa

    12 May 2022

    This report makes a thorough review of existing studies that have laid out the relationship between credit guarantee facilities, SMEs access to credit, and job creation.

  3. Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    11 May 2022

    Is medical cannabis really capable of making a difference for poor countries in terms of growth and job creation? This book seeks to determine whether medical cannabis can indeed create jobs and wealth, notably in comparison with tobacco, for which the medicinal plant is deemed to be a viable substitute crop.

April 2022

  1. April Newsletter 2022

    21 April 2022

    The Newsletter April 2022 edition features exciting human interest stories and hard news stories among them; the Lead story- Skills for Energy in Southern Africa Project Trainee Excels in Solar Energy Training in Zimbabwe among others.

  2. Integrated enterprise and market systems assessment on the refugee and host community livelihoods in Sudan

    20 April 2022

    This report details the findings of market assessments conducted on the groundnut and sesame value chains in East Darfur and West Kordofan.

  3. Core Skills for the Agro-processing Sector in Ethiopia: Trainee Handbook

    19 April 2022

  4. Core Skills for the Agro-Processing Sector in Ethiopia: Trainer Handbook

    19 April 2022

  5. The Next Normal: The Changing Workplace in Nigeria

    07 April 2022

    To help understand key trends driven in the post Covid 19 pandemic period, the ILO Bureau for Employers' Organizations along with Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association (NECA) commissioned an study. This report presents the findings of that study in Nigeria.

  6. Labour Market Information for Education and Career Guidance

    06 April 2022

    This is based on official statistical data produced by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) from a representative sample of more than 90,000 households annually.

  7. Dealing with crises arising from conflicts and disasters-ILO training manual for workers’ organizations

    06 April 2022

    This training manual focusses on situations that are at the crossroads of humanitarian assistance, development, peacebuilding and resilience. It contributes to anchoring the role of the ILO and the social partners across this field. The manual offers practical guidance to workers’ organizations in taking a central role towards contributing to the prevention and mitigation of the effects of conflicts and disasters; engage in early warning and preparedness; assist in the immediate response in a conflict-sensitive manner; promote long-term recovery; and contribute to sustaining peace.

March 2022

  1. South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: Alignment of the policy with national, regional and international frameworks

    31 March 2022

    Social economy

  2. South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: An evaluation of the policy development process

    31 March 2022

    Social Economy

  3. South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: A study of its characteristics and conditions

    28 March 2022

    Social Economy

  4. Bulawayo SME Centre Brochure

    21 March 2022

  5. Tunisia COVID-19 Country Case Study

    07 March 2022

February 2022

  1. Egypt COVID-19 Country Case Study

    24 February 2022

  2. Estimating Total Factor Productivity in Egypt: Evidence from Firm-Level Data

    23 February 2022

  3. Morocco COVID-19 Country Case Study

    22 February 2022

  4. Rapid Labour Force Survey of COVID-19 Impact on Small and Medium Enterprises in Morocco: Third wave

    21 February 2022

  5. Global and Regional Good Practices in SSTC: Promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    16 February 2022

    Peer learning, resilience and solidarity in the world of work in times of COVID-19