Publications

2022

  1. Lessons learned from employment diagnostics during the Covid-19 crisis

    12 May 2022

    A review of the different types of employment diagnostics and a synthesis of lessons learned from the diagnostics carried out during Covid-19

  2. Technology adoption in public employment services: Catching up with the future

    29 March 2022

    The combined effects of the global pandemic and the general trend of digitalization are pushing public employment services to accelerate their use of innovation to develop and deliver simpler, faster and better services for clients.

  3. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, March/April 2022

    25 March 2022

  4. 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.

  5. Productive transformation and sectoral policies during the COVID-19 crisis in El Salvador and Costa Rica

    23 February 2022

    Employment policies that promote productive transformation are key to promoting job-rich growth. In this context, the current report reviews the past experience of two small open economies, Costa Rica and El Salvador, in introducing policies aimed at structural transformation, as well as how employment aspects have been included, and their lessons for employment-rich recovery strategies in a post-COVID-19 setting.

  6. Crowdwork for young people: Risks and opportunities

    21 February 2022

  7. Guidelines on the setting-up of effective job centres in developing countries with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa regions

    07 February 2022

    These Guidelines on how to establish job centres (employment service centres) were developed in response to calls from ILO constituents and the YouMatch Project partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

  8. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, January/February 2022

    28 January 2022

  9. Youth employment in times of COVID

    21 January 2022

    A global review of COVID-19 policy responses to tackle (un)employment and disadvantage among young people.

2021

  1. From policy to results: Guidelines for implementation of national employment policies

    07 December 2021

    These Guidelines aim to support ILO’s member States in designing and implementing integrated national employment policies. They suggest a comprehensive framework of implementation and a range of tools and methodologies which covers the whole NEPs process systematically from policy design to policy results.

  2. Rapid labour force survey of Covid19 impact. Wave 4

    01 December 2021

  3. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, November/December 2021

    30 November 2021

  4. Public employment services: diagnostic tool and guide

    23 November 2021

    Running a diagnostic is an essential first step in every initiative aimed to bring about PES organizational change and improvement.

  5. How to organize my job search? A step-by-step guide for job seekers and those who support them

    23 November 2021

    This guide explains how to define an effective job search strategy. It helps you understand the job market, define your targets, create your communication tools and media, use the internet, and ultimately, successfully integrate into the new company. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counsellors at employment agencies around the world.

  6. 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.

  7. E-formalization in Europe

    18 October 2021

  8. Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    13 October 2021

    Part I: Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future

  9. National employment policies (NEPs) - What is a NEP ?

    06 October 2021

    Infographic providing an overview of National Employment Policies (NEPs).

  10. Rapid labour force survey of Covid19 impact. Wave 3

    01 October 2021

  11. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, September/October 2021

    28 September 2021