April 2024

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    Addressing major labour market challenges in the world of work: What are the implications for promoting employment?

    10 April 2024

    In the world of work, a torrent of change has triggered multiple job crises raising the magnitude and complexity of employment challenges to unprecedented levels. Labour markets are reeling from disruptive mega-trends that weren’t on our radar just a decade ago. To address these challenges, we need updated national employment policies. In this podcast, ILO Employment Policy Expert Sher Verick explains.

March 2024

  1. Philippines joins the Global Accelerator aiming to expand jobs and social protection

    27 March 2024

    To address challenges and channel investments, the Philippines becomes a pathfinder country of the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions, a joint high impact initiative of the United Nations to create decent work and extend social protection for sustainable development.

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    EMPLOYMENT Department Newsletter, March/April 2024

    25 March 2024

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    Rigorous evidence on skills for better jobs: Recent insights from Africa

    This seminar will present the main findings of a selected series of rigorous impact evaluations on skills interventions, discuss the implications for active labour market policies, and reflect on how to best use and produce rigorous evidence in policy practice.

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    Questions and Answers: On new guidance note for productivity measurement and analysis

    15 March 2024

    Productivity is viewed as central to economic development and social progress. Countries can sustainably increase their economic output and living standards through more productive use of labour, capital and other resources. When more products and services are produced using a given amount of resources, all boats can rise. This Q&A introduces a new Guidance Note designed to assist national statisticians and economists in making the best use of available data to obtain detailed productivity measures, notably in developing countries.

  5. Female employment improves in numbers and quality in this century

    09 March 2024

    In the 21st century, most newly created jobs were for women, who also benefited more from occupational upgrading. Despite progress, gender gaps in employment and job quality persist.

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    Tackling gender segregation: How a new policy tool can finally help bring about change

    06 March 2024

    In the world of work, men and women are often segregated by their type of work, one main reason that women suffered more job losses during the COVID-19 crisis than men. Now, a joint program of UN Women and the ILO has developed a new tool to help policymakers rethink the design of sectoral policies and make informed decisions on where to invest to have a greater impact on gender equality.

  7. Productivity measurement and analysis: A guidance note

    05 March 2024

February 2024

  1. Work Wise Youth: A guide to youth rights at work

    14 February 2024

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    Informal apprenticeships and the future of work

    13 February 2024

    Millions of young people in the developing world acquire skills through apprenticeships in the informal economy and in many countries, greatly outnumber youth acquiring skills through formal technical and vocational education and training. A new ILO labour standard on quality apprenticeships has focused attention on the need to upgrade training and learning to strengthen apprenticeships in the informal economy.