August 2020

  1. COVID-19: Impact on trade and employment in developing countries

    12 August 2020

    This policy brief addresses the impact of COVID-19 on global trade and the subsequent impact on employment, with an emphasis on implications for developing countries.

  2. Robotics and reshoring - Employment implications for developing countries

    12 August 2020

    This volume addresses the impact of automation on employment in global supply chains.


    COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth

    11 August 2020

    The disproportionate effect of the pandemic on young people has exacerbated inequalities and risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation, according to the International Labour Organization.

  4. Guidelines on Rapid Assessment of reskilling and upskilling needs in response to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 August 2020

July 2020

  1. A gender-responsive employment recovery: Building back fairer

    24 July 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the entrenched gender inequalities that plague labour markets. Building back fairer will only be possible by tackling these inequalities head on during the emergency and recovery phases.

  2. Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    The World Youth Skills Day 2020 will take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explore how young people can respond to the economic crisis. The focus will be on helping young people be more resilient to changes caused by the current crisis and in the world of work in general.

June 2020

  1. Portugal : Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and labour market

    26 June 2020

  2. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    UN Policy Brief: The World of Work and COVID-19

    18 June 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures.

  3. Global challenges – Global solutions: COVID-19 and the Employment Policy Response

    18 June 2020

    The new podcast series focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ILO policy response.

  4. Population Ageing: Alternative measures of dependency and implications for the future of work

    08 June 2020

    This paper examines the projected labour force participation trends of older workers to 2030 and discusses the future of economic dependency for developing, emerging and developed countries.