Publications

2022

  1. Crowdwork for young people: Risks and opportunities

    21 February 2022

  2. Guidelines on the setting-up of effective job centres in developing countries with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa regions

    07 February 2022

    These Guidelines on how to establish job centres (employment service centres) were developed in response to calls from ILO constituents and the YouMatch Project partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

  3. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, January/February 2022

    28 January 2022

  4. Youth employment in times of COVID

    21 January 2022

    A global review of COVID-19 policy responses to tackle (un)employment and disadvantage among young people.

2021

  1. From policy to results: Guidelines for implementation of national employment policies

    07 December 2021

    These Guidelines aim to support ILO’s member States in designing and implementing integrated national employment policies. They suggest a comprehensive framework of implementation and a range of tools and methodologies which covers the whole NEPs process systematically from policy design to policy results.

  2. Rapid labour force survey of Covid19 impact. Wave 4

    01 December 2021

  3. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, November/December 2021

    30 November 2021

  4. Public employment services: diagnostic tool and guide

    23 November 2021

    Running a diagnostic is an essential first step in every initiative aimed to bring about PES organizational change and improvement.

  5. How to organize my job search? A step-by-step guide for job seekers and those who support them

    23 November 2021

    This guide explains how to define an effective job search strategy. It helps you understand the job market, define your targets, create your communication tools and media, use the internet, and ultimately, successfully integrate into the new company. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counsellors at employment agencies around the world.

  6. An uneven and gender-unequal COVID-19 recovery: Update on gender and employment trends 2021

    26 October 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis caused unprecedented job losses, hitting women the hardest, particularly in middle-income countries. The COVID-19 recovery is proving both uneven and gender-unequal, as women’s employment recovery is lagging behind men’s.

  7. E-formalization in Europe

    18 October 2021

  8. Part I: Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    13 October 2021

    Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future

  9. National employment policies (NEPs) - What is a NEP ?

    06 October 2021

    Infographic providing an overview of National Employment Policies (NEPs).

  10. Rapid labour force survey of Covid19 impact. Wave 3

    01 October 2021

  11. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, September/October 2021

    28 September 2021

  12. Towards decent work for young refugees and host communities in the digital platform economy in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Egypt

    12 August 2021

    This report explores job creation in the gig economy from the unique experiences and perspectives of youth and refugees, as well as from the viewpoint of digital labour and e-commerce platforms, digital training providers, start-up incubators, social partners, and policymakers.

  13. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2021

    04 August 2021

  14. Setting up effective Job Centres in developing countries with reference to sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    30 July 2021

    This toolkit is part of a package of guidelines and tools comprising a research paper on trends and developments in employment services in the regions and guidelines on setting up effective job centres developed in collaboration with GIZ Youmatch Programme.

  15. Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

    19 July 2021

    This policy brief provides an outlook of where women stand in the labour market after more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

  16. Public Employment Services pressing ahead with digitalization should be aware of the digital divide

    30 June 2021

    The internet is becoming a key resource for job seekers, entrepreneurs or those looking to make a career change. The digitalization of public employment services (PES) has accelerated in response to the COVID-19 crisis. To ensure they remain inclusive, PES should beware of the barriers limiting access to clients with low digital literacy and pinpoint solutions for making services easy to access, safe and as intuitive as possible.