News

January 2021

  1. COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries

    18 January 2021

    This policy brief provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While highlighting how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes, and looking at policy responses so far, it also provides 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.

December 2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. ILO and the Government of Norway sign a new partnership agreement on skills development and lifelong learning for the Future of Work

    15 December 2020

  6. ILO maps out technological transformation in Public Employment Services

    14 December 2020

  7. Digital skills and the future of work: Challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment (WISIS Session 216, 29 July 2020)

    11 December 2020

    This note is based on the WISIS Forum 2020 session “Digital skills and the future of work: challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment” hosted by ITU.

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

    11 December 2020

  9. How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting jobs and livelihoods in the world’s Least Developed Countries

    11 December 2020

    In this podcast, Aurelio Parisotto, Head of the ILO’s Employment and Economic Analyses Unit, provides insights from a new publication entitled “COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries”.