Employment, Labour Markets and Youth: Responses to COVID-19 products

  1. Policy brief

    Policy sequences during and after COVID-19: A review of labour market policy patterns

    24 June 2022

    This policy brief tracks the sequential logic of labour market policies across a sample of countries from all world regions.

  2. Report

    Promoting youth employment during COVID-19: A review of policy responses

    24 June 2022

    This report gives an overview on actual policy responses in the area of youth employment during the COVID-19 crisis in 20 selected countries.

  3. Report

    Job retention schemes during COVID-19: A review of policy responses

    24 June 2022

    This report provides an update on job retention policies in a sample of 20 countries representing the main world regions as well as the diverse types of job retention schemes, in particular short-time work, furlough and wage subsidy schemes as they have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Technical brief

    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.

  5. Technical brief

    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.

  6. Report

    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.

  7. Report

    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.

  8. Report

    Youth labour market resilience during the COVID-19 crisis in three middle-income countries

    02 March 2022

    Young people have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Despite support provided by governments, many young people had to rely on their individual capabilities and resources to adapt and react to these difficult times.

  9. Policy brief

    An uneven and gender-unequal COVID-19 recovery: Update on gender and employment trends 2021

    26 October 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis caused unprecedented job losses, hitting women the hardest, particularly in middle-income countries. The COVID-19 recovery is proving both uneven and gender-unequal, as women’s employment recovery is lagging behind men’s.

  10. Policy Brief

    Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

    19 July 2021

    This policy brief provides an outlook of where women stand in the labour market after more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.