Linking income support measures to active labour market policies

The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on labour markets in G20 countries. In response, G20 governments expanded income support measures and adapted their social protection and employment services extensively. This background paper - produced by ILO/OECD/ISSA - discusses the importance of combining income support with active labour market policies, highlighting actions taken by G20 members in that regard. It argues that PES and ALMP provision and their coordination with income support will need to be adapted and strengthened in the recovery, not only in response to the challenges raised by the COVID pandemic, but also by the ongoing megatrends of digitalisation, globalisation, climate change and demographic change.