1. An employment-oriented investment strategy for Europe

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015

  3. Global wage report 2014/15

    Wages and income inequalities

    The Global Wage Report 2014/15 reviews the main trends in wages in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also analyses inequality in the labour market and in household income.

  4. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Productive Jobs for Greece

    After six years of recession, the Greek economy is showing some signs of recovery. Yet, unemployment has reached unprecedented levels, the risk of poverty and social exclusion continues to increase and enterprise investment is too weak to lead to a sustainable employment recovery. Based on an in-depth analysis of the present situation, the report identifies emergency measures to address the most pressing needs of vulnerable groups, notably youth and jobless households.

  5. Newsletter

    ILO Research News 1/2014

    ILO Research News will present regular updates of the outcomes of our work to help discern the factors at work and to provide evidence-based analysis on how policies can best respond to emerging employment and social challenges..

  6. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Spain: Growth with jobs

    The Spanish economy has begun to recover from both the global financial crisis of 2008 and the sovereign debt crisis of 2011 and has made some employment gains. However, the recovery remains both incomplete and fragile. On current trends, it would take at least a decade for the unemployment rate to return to the pre-crises situation. It is therefore crucial to strengthen the employment recovery in order to ensure sustainable economic growth and avoid a further erosion in social conditions. The report points to a number of areas where Government and social partners could take action together to solidify these recent gains and build a new path to more and better jobs.

  7. Report

    World of Work 2014: Developing with jobs

    This year’s edition focuses on developing countries and argues that quality jobs are a key driver for development. It draws on evidence from over 140 developing countries and finds that a common factor amongst those countries that have achieved higher per capita income and sustained growth was quality jobs.

  8. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Tackling the Jobs Crisis in Portugal

    This report analyses employment and social trends in Portugal in the wake of the financial assistance programme agreed with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF. It also discusses international best practices available to inspire Portugal in its efforts towards cutting unemployment and boosting economic recovery.

  9. Research Paper

    Labour formalization and declining inequality in Argentina and Brazil

    This paper analyses the processes of labour formalization in Brazil and Argentina and its interrelation with the evolution of income inequality over the 2000s. It also contributes to the debates on formalising the informal and how to reduce income inequality.

What's new

  1. International Conference

    New modes of production at the global level: Opportunities and challenges for the world of work

    Tuesday 20 January 2015 - Collège de France, Paris

  2. ILO Research Department Seminar

    The political economy of social protection in Africa: From global trends to policymaking in Ethiopia and Uganda

    01/04/2015 14H00-16H00 Room Elimane Kane, ILO Headquarters, Geneva

  3. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Are the World's Poorest Being Left Behind?

    24 March 2015 - 12H30-13H30 Geneva, ILO headquarters Room XI (R2 South)

    Presentation by Martin Ravallion, from Georgetown University

  4. Commission for Social Development (53rd session)

    United Nations, New York, Friday, 6 February 2015 - 10:00am – 1:00 pm

    Panel discussion on ‘Emerging issues’: “Contributions of Social Development to the Transition from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals”