Global Employment Policy Review 2023: Macroeconomic policies for recovery and structural transformation

The second edition of the Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR) focuses on the issue of employment-centred macroeconomic policies for recovery and structural transformation.

The Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR) is a biennial publication prepared by the Employment Policy Department of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The purpose of the GEPR is to advance the ILO’s contribution to global employment policy debates by giving greater visibility to current policy-oriented research, as well as to spur new policy-oriented research. The GEPR brings together contributions from the ILO’s wider global employment policy team, including ILO colleagues both at headquarters
and in field offices, with the latter providing a strong regional perspective
on economic policy debates, as well as affiliated researchers.

The GEPR was conceived as a “review” rather than a “report” because it is not a report in the usual sense of the word. At the core of the GEPR are a set of thematic chapters that address both persistent and emerging policy challenges and do not shy away from challenges that are difficult or indeed contentious. Each chapter is meant to be self-contained and to represent the viewpoints of the respective authors, while endeavouring to present clear policy messages. At the same time, the chapters have been selected to best demonstrate the ILO’s current thinking on global employment policy challenges. The GEPR places a special emphasis on policy design and implementation so that its chapters will have as much relevance as possible to countries that are in the process of developing and implementing employment policies.