The ILO, the private sector, and in-country labour information

The ILO is a world repository of state of the art in-country labour information on international labour standards, employment, and legislation and also provides country profiles on a range of specific topics.

Certain information products are only available to members of specific initiatives such as the Child Labour Platform and the Global Business and Disability Network, while others are openly available.

Some examples:

  • The ILOSTAT database of labour statistics provides multiple datasets with annual and infra-annual labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories
  • The Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) is the ILO’s research tool for labour market information. The first KILM was released in 1999. It has since become a flagship product of the ILO and is used on a daily basis by researchers and policy-makers throughout the world
  • NORMLEX brings together information on international labour standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments by the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws
  • NATLEX is the database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department
  • The national OSH profiles is an inventory of all the tools and resources available in a country to implement and manage occupational safety and health (OSH), and is designed to provide the data necessary for setting national priorities for action aimed at the progressive and continual improvement of workplace safety and health
  • The youthSTATS database is a response to the need for reliable statistics to inform policies on youth employment challenges worldwide. It contains a comprehensive set of indicators on the labour market situation of young people between the ages of 15 and 29 years in the developing world.