1. 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.

  2. E-formalization in Europe

    18 October 2021

  3. Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    13 October 2021

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

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

    06 October 2021

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

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

    01 October 2021

  6. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, September/October 2021

    28 September 2021

  7. Towards decent work for young refugees and host communities in the digital platform economy in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Egypt

    12 August 2021

    This report explores job creation in the gig economy from the unique experiences and perspectives of youth and refugees, as well as from the viewpoint of digital labour and e-commerce platforms, digital training providers, start-up incubators, social partners, and policymakers.

  8. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2021

    04 August 2021

  9. Setting up effective Job Centres in developing countries with reference to sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    30 July 2021

    This toolkit is part of a package of guidelines and tools comprising a research paper on trends and developments in employment services in the regions and guidelines on setting up effective job centres developed in collaboration with GIZ Youmatch Programme.

  10. 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.

  11. Public Employment Services pressing ahead with digitalization should be aware of the digital divide

    30 June 2021

    The internet is becoming a key resource for job seekers, entrepreneurs or those looking to make a career change. The digitalization of public employment services (PES) has accelerated in response to the COVID-19 crisis. To ensure they remain inclusive, PES should beware of the barriers limiting access to clients with low digital literacy and pinpoint solutions for making services easy to access, safe and as intuitive as possible.

  12. How to choose my future profession ? A step-by-step guide for job seekers

    10 June 2021

    This guide presents in a simple and practical way, the stages of the reflection to be carried out to make a choice of profession. It can be used as a workbook to be completed directly. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counselors at employment agencies around the world.

  13. Digitally empowering young people in refugee and host communities What is possible? - A mapping study in Kenya

    02 June 2021

    The mapping study conducted by the ILO aims to inform practitioners in the field, including the programme staff and development partners, in the design and implementation of activities. The study seeks to identify good practices, capture lessons learned, and take note of potential areas of innovation by employers, training and young people themselves with a view to enhancing decent work in the digital economy in Kenya.

  14. e-Estonia: A digital society for the transition to formality

    20 April 2021

  15. Analyse des impacts de la pandémie du COVID-19 sur l’emploi et le marché du travail au Gabon

    31 March 2021

    Cette note analyse les impacts potentiels de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur l’emploi et le marché du travail au Gabon. Elle s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une série d’initiatives lancée par le BIT, qui vise à produire des policy briefs nationaux analysant les impacts de la pandémie liée au COVID-19 sur l’emploi et le marché du travail.

  16. How to assess fiscal stimulus packages from a gender equality perspective

    31 March 2021

    UN Women – ILO Joint Programme Promoting Decent Employment for Women through Inclusive Growth Strategies and Investments in Care.

  17. Assessing the gendered employment impacts of COVID-19 and supporting a gender-responsive recovery

    31 March 2021

    UN Women – ILO Joint Programme Promoting Decent Employment for Women through Inclusive Growth Strategies and Investments in Care.

  18. A guide to public investments in the care economy

    31 March 2021

    UN Women – ILO Joint Programme: Promoting Decent Employment for Women through Inclusive Growth Strategies and Investments in Care.

  19. Is the future ready for youth?

    18 March 2021

    How do we ensure that the policymakers and the global community prioritize youth employment, so essential for sustainable development and social justice? This book brings together contributions from ILO with broad global experience in successful youth employment policies. They discuss the policies needed to address the challenge, in a time of rapid transformation, of achieving a better future for the youth.

  20. COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries

    18 January 2021

    This policy brief provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While highlighting how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes, and looking at policy responses so far, it also provides suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support, to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.