News

June 2022

  1. Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

    22 June 2022

  2. Using data from rapid surveys for employment policy: Applications in the COVID-19 era and beyond

    21 June 2022

    This brief focuses on providing guidance on the proper use of data from rapid surveys focused on employment outcomes. This includes the assessment of data quality, appropriate data analysis, and the interpretation and communication of findings.

  3. Alternative Data Sources for Labour Market Diagnostics and Policy Response: Applications in the COVID-19 era and beyond

    21 June 2022

    This brief explores the opportunities and challenges posed by non-conventional data sources, offering policy makers a resource in how to improve employment diagnostics and resultant policy response.

  4. Demand-side policies for employment promotion in low- and middle-income countries

    21 June 2022

    An overview of key concepts linked to demand-side policies and how they can support job creation in a developing-country context.

  5. The digital divide: Can we narrow the gap?

    13 June 2022

    In many ways, digitalization has made the world of work a better place. Yet many groups of workers, in particular, those who are already disadvantaged and marginalized, face challenges associated with unequal access to digital technologies. This podcast episode examines the digital divide and offers some ideas for narrowing it.

  6. Crowd work: A new form of digital employment for young on-line workers

    02 June 2022

    This podcast episode explores how digitalization through “crowd working” platforms can be used as a tool to tap into the labour market potential of a young population. It features an interview with Niall O’Higgins, Senior Economist in the ILO’s Employment Analysis Unit, Employment Policy Department.

May 2022

  1. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, May/June 2022

    28 May 2022

  2. Lessons learned from employment diagnostics during the COVID-19 crisis

    27 May 2022

    The overall objective of this document is to provide policymakers, development practitioners and social partners with a better understanding of the different types of employment diagnostic approaches that have been undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  3. Can big data help us understand the future of work?

    19 May 2022

    This podcast investigates the possibilities of using big data to analyse ongoing work trends in both developed and developing economies as a means of anticipating future work needs. It features Tony Bonen, Acting Executive Director of Canada’s Labour Market Information Council in Ottawa, and Matthieu Charpe, Senior Economist at the ILO’s Employment Policy Department.

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    ILO to release latest Monitor on the world of work, analyzing impact of multiple crises

    17 May 2022

    The ILO will publish the 9th edition of its Monitor report series, which tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises on workers and businesses worldwide.