Resources on future of work

  1. Research Department Working Paper n°29

    The Future of Work: A Literature Review

    17 April 2018

    An enormous amount of literature has emerged over the last few years in the context of the “Future of Work”. Academics, think tanks and policy makers have fuelled rich discussions about how the future of work might look like and how we can shape it. Indeed, labour markets in developing and developed countries are likely to undergo major transformations in the next years and decades. However, despite a growing body of research in this area, there exists no universally accepted definition of what exactly the “Future of Work” encompasses and what the most relevant drivers are.

  2. Research Department Working Paper n°25

    The future of work in African agriculture: Trends and drivers of change

    04 April 2018

    This report synthesizes available evidence regarding how salient demographic and economic trends in sub-Saharan Africa are influencing the future of work in agriculture. It also identifies some of the major policy challenges that African governments are facing, which may influence future work in agriculture.

  3. 18-19 April 2018

    The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in South Asia

    The conference will bring together together representatives from trade unions, governments, academia as well as employers to discuss the developments that are driving the world of work in the future.

  4. Skills

    E-Discussion: On lifelong learning for the future of work, 16 to 29 March 2018

    This E-discussion aims to bring together representatives of government, education and training institutions, the private sector, worker organizations, academia, and international organizations among others to discuss concrete policy options in developed and developing countries for promoting lifelong learning (LLL).

  5. The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    An update on the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    08 March 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, brings us up to date on what was discussed at the second meeting of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, the next steps for the Commission, and what we can expect in 2019.

  6. Blog

    Skills and the Future of Work

    26 February 2018

    With the world of work facing transformative changes, investments in skills’ development and training are becoming more important than ever.

  7. Database

    Industrial Relations Data (IRData)

    26 February 2018

  8. Meeting document

    Athens Conference Summary Report

    20 February 2018

  9. Global Commission on the Future of Work

    ILO Global Commission tackles the changes needed for a fair future of work for everyone

    20 February 2018

    The Global Commission on the Future of Work convened for the second time at ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17 February.

  10. Green Initiative

    Global Forum on Just Transition: Climate change, decent work and sustainable development

    15 February 2018

    Final report of the 1st Global Forum on Just transition