COVID-19 and the world of work

Regional and country impact and policies

The latest regional and country research, assessments, guidelines and policy recommendations relating to COVID-19 and the world of work.
  1. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Italy

    22 October 2020

    Find out how bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Italy (occupational safety and health).

  2. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Tunisia

    22 October 2020

    How bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Tunisia (temporary wage subsidies).

  3. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

  4. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Germany

    12 October 2020

    Find out how bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Germany (temporary wage subsidies).

  5. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Colombia

    09 October 2020

    Find out how bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Colombia (occupational safety and health).

  6. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Australia

    25 September 2020

    Find out how bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Australia (working time flexibility).

  7. What next for Asian garment production after COVID-19? The perspectives of industry stakeholders

    17 September 2020

    This report summarizes findings from a qualitative study conducted with a group of industry experts to explore the implications of COVID-19 for production systems and practices in Asia. The results provide an early and tentative picture of industry sentiment on questions related to the future of Asian garment production.

  8. COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses SERBIA

    02 September 2020

    Serbia went for the biggest Covid-19 response package in the Western Balkans to retain jobs and to protect incomes. The new report shows how many and which jobs are at risk. The publication also assesses the welfare effects of the government interventions and provides policy recommendations.

  9. Social protection responses to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific: The story so far and future considerations

    19 August 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally shaken societies and economies across the Asia-Pacific region and the world. As some countries begin to enter what is likely to be a long recovery phase, this note, result of a collaborative effort of the United Nations Issue-based Coalition (IBC) for Inclusion and Empowerment, explores how short-term measures can be transformed into comprehensive and shock-responsive social protection system.

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    Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  11. Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.