Publications

July 2021

  1. TRANSFORM Newsletter: Issue 6

    29 July 2021

    TRANSFORM is an innovative learning initiative on the implementation of national social protection floors in Africa. It promotes critical thinking and builds capacity at national and subnational levels to improve the design, effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems. To learn more, download the TRANSFORM E-newsletter

  2. Success Africa V: A brighter future of work in Africa

    15 July 2021

    This edition contains 38 stories covering the four dimensions of the Decent Work Agenda – standards and rights at work, employment creation and enterprise development, social protection and social dialogue – and all five sub-regions of the African continent.

  3. Regional Report on Jobs and Growth in North Africa 2020

    01 July 2021

  4. Rapid Labour Force Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 in Morocco

    01 July 2021

  5. Rapid Labour Force Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 in Tunisia

    01 July 2021

  6. Rapid Labour Force Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 in Egypt

    01 July 2021

  7. Informality and the Potential for South-South Cooperation between BRICS

    01 July 2021

    This publication aims to promote South-South cooperation between the BRICS countries on the transition to formality from informality.

June 2021

  1. Covid-19 Workplace Safety and Health Guidelines

    28 June 2021

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, in collaboration with Social Partners, develops and adopts the Workplace Guidelines on COVID19 and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) as part of the implementation of Return to Work Programme. The Guidelines apply to all employers in Zambia and intend to guide employers on how to reopen enterprises in a safe environment and reduce workers’ risk of exposure to COVID-19 at the workplace.

  2. COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better

    24 June 2021

    This year's International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape COVID-19 response policies as well as adapting internally to provide vital services to workers and continue fulfilling their societal role as advocate for social justice and workers’ rights. As such, the journal reveals key findings on various topics that are of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better.

  3. Africa Regional Fair Recruitment Report: The recruitment of migrant workers to, within and from Africa

    22 June 2021

    The “Africa Regional Fair Recruitment Report: The recruitment of migrant workers to, within and from Africa” comprises an expanded view of the recruitment of African migrant workers to disentangle the recruitment, migration and employment aspects of the process. It analyses the practices of the various actors that contribute to each of the three aspects, notably employers, recruiters and other service providers. It recommends that such dimensions be distinguished according to countries of origin and of employment, as well as by occupation, in order to respond to challenges encountered by migrant workers in terms of personal characteristics such as gender and level of education. Those dimensions are inter-connected, but may vary in relation to each other and can change over time.

  4. TRANSFORM : A Leadership and Transformation Learning Initiative on building and managing social protection floors (SP) in Africa

    01 June 2021

    TRANSFORM is an innovative learning initiative on the implementation of national social protection floors in Africa. Social protection floors are nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees which secure protection aimed at preventing or alleviating poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion. TRANSFORM promotes critical thinking and builds capacity at national and subnational levels to improve the design, effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems. It focuses on non-contributory social protection schemes and programmes. Key to TRANSFORM is the creation of a movement of skilled social protection leaders in Africa to support transformational change utilising state-of-the-art knowledge through internationally informed and locally relevant materials. By supporting the creation and management of nationally defined Social Protection floors which provide minimum social protection guarantees against poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion, the TRANSFORM initiative is aligned to the 2030 Leave No One Behind Agenda and specifically contributes to the achievement of SDG 1 and its target 1.3 in Africa.

May 2021

  1. The Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy in Africa

    26 May 2021

    Background paper for the GEPR Chapter 5 “The transition to formality: Comparing policy approaches in Africa, Asia and Latin America”

  2. Concept note and draft agenda

    18 May 2021

  3. Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Workers in the cultural and creative sector often lack effective access to social protection.

April 2021

  1. Newsletter April 2021 Edition

    28 April 2021

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique has published its April 2021 edition of the quarterly newsletter. The Edition contains exciting human-interest stories among them: The cover story entitled, ‘COVID-19 Emergency Cash Transfers- Giving Hope in the Pandemic’, 398 GBV Survivors undergo Empowerment Training under GRZ-UNJP on GBV Phase II project, and 5, 000 Persons with Disabilities Registered on DMIS. It also features the launch of the Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) Project, and the write-up on the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa among others.

  2. Terms of Reference: AU-Communication Expert

    26 April 2021

    The African Union Commission, Department for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development is recruiting a Communication Expert to provide technical support to the implementation of the Labour, Employment and Migration (LEM) Division, Communication Strategy. Please send applications to MbokaziS@africa-union.org by 15th May 2021.

  3. Exploring and Tackling Barriers to Indigenous Women’s Participation and Organization

    09 April 2021

    A study based on qualitative research in Bangladesh, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Cameroon and Guatemala

  4. Hiring a Multimedia Producer for the Documentation of individual and stakeholders’ stories in Accel Africa covered regions

    08 April 2021

    The Accel Africa project seeks to engage a dynamic and highly skilled individual consultant in the role of multimedia production to support the documentation of project’s activities at regional and national level, stakeholder’s pledges progress communications as well as the AU in the implementation of its awareness raising, a priority area under the Ten Year Action Plan on Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

  5. Ten Year Action Plan on the Eradication of Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery In Africa (2020-2030): Agenda 2063-SDG Target 8.7

    06 April 2021

    The Action Plan seeks to contribute to and support the acceleration of progress towards the achievement of the Agenda 2063 – SDG 8.7 target. This involves ending child labour by 2025 and forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery by 2030. The target population are children, women and men who are victims of or vulnerable to the forms of exploitation addressed by the Agenda 2063 - SDG 8.7 target.

March 2021

  1. Labour market assessment: Market trends and opportunities in Ethiopia and the Gulf

    25 March 2021