Publications

2022

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, May/June 2022

    28 May 2022

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, March/April 2022

    25 March 2022

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Crowdwork for young people: Risks and opportunities

    21 February 2022

  14. 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.

  15. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, January/February 2022

    28 January 2022

  16. 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.