Publications

2021

  1. Employment Impact Assessment (EmpIA)

    26 February 2021

    EmpIA is a process to assess the employment potential and impacts of sectoral policies and investments. While it is possible to conduct EmpIAs in a variety of sectors, this note focuses on the EIIP's EmpIAs on investments in infrastructure, in construction and related sectors.

  2. Emergency employment

    26 February 2021

    The EIIP supports direct short-term employment creation (emergency employment) that provides immediate short-term cash income opportunities to vulnerable people or communities. Emergency employment schemes emphasize productivity, impact and decent working conditions. This note explains its policy framework and approach with concrete examples.

  3. Sustaining peace through decent work and employment

    17 February 2021

    A joint ILO/PBSO Brochure

2020

  1. Global Employment Policy Review 2020: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation (Executive Summary)

    22 December 2020

    The Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR) examines trends in employment policies while at the same time presenting new and innovative solutions to the challenges of policy design and implementation. In this first edition, the report focuses on the issue of structural transformation.

  2. Global Employment Policy Review 2020: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation

    22 December 2020

    The Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR) examines trends in employment policies while at the same time presenting new and innovative solutions to the challenges of policy design and implementation. In this first edition, the report focuses on the issue of structural transformation.

  3. The labour implications of technological upgrading in China

    16 December 2020

    This study provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art overview of technological upgrading in China and its labour implications.

  4. Trends and new developments in employment services to support transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    16 December 2020

    This paper presents the findings of a survey undertaken in selected countries in the Sub Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa regions (SSA and MENA) aimed at reviewing the status of employment service provision, challenges and opportunities for their development.

  5. COVID-19, jobs and the future of work in the LDCs: A (disheartening) preliminary account

    15 December 2020

    This paper provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), drawing on a large set of available data and sources. It highlights how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes via multiple channels of transmission. It looks at policy responses so far and provides some suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

  6. Cameroon - Rapid evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 on employment and the labour market

    11 December 2020

  7. SCORE Training - Promoting the capacity of suppliers in global supply chains

    07 December 2020

  8. Paraguay: Impacts of COVID-19 on employment and income generation

    04 December 2020

  9. JobAgri: Putting knowledge to work to support job-rich investments in agriculture and agri-food chains in sub-Saharan Africa

    30 November 2020

  10. Does economic growth deliver jobs? Revisiting Okun’s Law

    25 November 2020

    This paper revisits the relationship between economic growth and employment creation as expressed in Okun’s law by using the latest updated global ILO dataset for new and more detailed estimates.

  11. Rwanda: Youth Labour Markets and the School-to-Work Transition

    11 November 2020

    This brief analyses the nature and duration of the school-to-work transition in Rwanda and compares it with other Sub-Saharan countries as well as reviewing the country’s youth employment policy.

  12. Republic of Korea: A rapid assessment of the employment impacts of COVID-19

    05 November 2020

  13. HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter October 2020

    31 October 2020

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  14. Public Employment Programmes (PEPs)

    20 October 2020

    Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) are publicly financed and government-implemented long-term investment programmes that directly create employment through productive activities with a high labour intensity, rather than through the expansion of civil services. These interventions share the primary objective of providing employment for workers who are unable to support themselves due to a shortage of market-based employment opportunities. These programmes may also be financed and implemented by donor agencies, in collaboration with a government. The ILO’s Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) provides technical guidance to governments in the design and implementation of PEPs, and this note explains how.

  15. Local resource-based (LRB) approaches and community infrastructure

    20 October 2020

    In developing and maintaining community infrastructure, the EIIP promotes the use of LRB approaches. LRB approaches optimize the use of local resources, including local labour and technologies, as well as locally available materials, tools and equipment through local suppliers. This EIIP technical brief illustrates practical applications of LRB approaches.

  16. Green works

    20 October 2020

    Green works refer to physical activities for the development and maintenance of infrastructure, ecosystems or community assets that have an overall positive environmental impact. This EIIP technical brief demonstrates how green works have a great potential to tackle environmental challenges at the same time as to create employment through their labour-intensive approach.

  17. Small-scale contractor development in the construction sector

    20 October 2020

    The ILO has contributed to building and improving the capacity of both the public and private sectors involved in infrastructure development. Through its experience in over 70 countries, the ILO has identified a number of strategies and actions to better involve small-scale contractors in labour-based works to develop the construction industry. This technical brief will explain how the ILO has supported the capacity development of small-scale and emerging local contractors.