Books and reports

February 2021

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    23 February 2021

    This ILO flagship report explores how the contemporary platform economy is transforming the way work is organized, analyzing the impact of digital labour platforms on enterprises, workers and society as a whole.

  2. Publication

    Decent work in a globalized economy: Lessons from public and private initiatives

    17 February 2021

    The hybridization and proliferation of forms and mechanisms of governance is a consequence of the fragmentation of production across national boundaries. The emergence of global supply chains has provided new opportunities for many developing countries to participate in global trade, diversify their economies and generate employment. At the same time, production for global supply chains has raised new concerns about working conditions and the protection of workers’ rights.

January 2021

  1. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    The Contribution of Social Dialogue to Gender Equality

    20 January 2021

  2. Publication

    Working from home: From invisibility to decent work

    13 January 2021

    With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.

December 2020

  1. Flagship report

    Global Wage Report 2020-21: Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    This ILO flagship report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. The 2020-21 edition analyses the relationship of minimum wages and inequality, as well as the wage impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

October 2020

  1. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth Flagship Report 2020

    Social Dialogue, Skills and COVID-19

    20 October 2020

    This second Global Deal Flagship Report illustrates the importance of social dialogue in managing the consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the benefits of involving social partners in adult-learning systems to prepare for the future of work.

May 2020

  1. Publication

    Organizing matters: Two logics of trade union representation

    14 May 2020

    This book investigates the tensions and potential complementarities in an extensive qualitative case study of trade union organizing and recruitment.

  2. Global Deal for Decent Work & Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    Social Dialogue and the Future of Work

    12 May 2020

April 2020

  1. Report

    Managing Conflicts and Disasters: Exploring Collaboration between Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations

    09 April 2020

    This publication looks at the role that employers and workers, through their respective organizations, play in crisis situations arising from conflict and disaster.

March 2020

  1. Report

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of jobs

    09 March 2020

    Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, this report sets out the youth labour market situation around the world.