Green jobs in ASEAN

Regional study on green jobs policy readiness in ASEAN: Final report

The ILO and ASEAN, with the leadership of Malaysia, worked together to conduct a study to assess policy readiness for promoting green jobs and a just transition across AMS. In completing these assessments, the authors drew on responses to an extensive questionnaire completed by AMS countries between April and September 2020. Results from this questionnaire, along with other document analysis, were then used to develop country narratives and a summary assessment, which are presented in the report.

Green jobs are a high priority in ASEAN. The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging all ASEAN Member States as they balance the health crisis with economic downturn and additional calls for fiscal stimulus. The need for green jobs is even more important now, yet resources both in the public and private sectors are constrained. Knowledge sharing and understanding best practice in promoting green jobs is essential to ensure scarce resources are used in the most effective ways. This report contributes to this knowledge sharing by using data from each of the ASEAN Member States to develop a policy framework and assess the level of policy readiness needed to promote green jobs and just transition in ASEAN countries.