Events and courses

October 2021

  1. Evidence-based policy making for trade agreements and labour rights

    Emerging evidence from constituents of the Asian region shows that there is a large gap in the capacity of the tripartite decision makers on how to better integrate trade within the labour rights issues. ILO’s constituents are requesting assistance in addressing the implications of trade liberalization arrangements on employment, ILS and decent work. The training will provide assistance to constituents in both the use and generation of relevant evidence from a variety of sources, including not only ILO but also national and local sources, including evidence generation through data and metadata analysis. The aim of this online training is to build capacities of ILO’s tripartite constituents using case studies, research papers, guidelines, publicly available online ILO data, other data and information sources for permitting them to comprehend and assess the interrelationship between international trade, ILS and decent work. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the Latin America region representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  2. Ethiopia national training on evidence-based policy making

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  3. Evidence-based policy making on the platform economy

    The changing nature of the labour market and its digitalization constitute an important aspect and challenge for the ILO, especially in regard to promoting the decent work agenda. The rapid growth and globalization of the digital economy during the last decade created new opportunities and challenges which need to be taken into account while conceptualizing labour market and policies.

  4. Latin America regional training on evidence-based policy making for decent work

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training for the countries of Latin America intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the Latin America region representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

September 2021

  1. Pacific islands regional training on evidence-based policy making for decent work

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training for the Pacific islands intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the Pacific islands representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

July 2021

  1. Building better: Evidence-based decent work policies and COVID-19 implications

    The COVID-19 pandemic and its short- and long-term implications has turned the world of work upside down. In order to have human-centered approach to recovering and building better, there is a need for greater institutional capacity development of employers, workers and governments in dealing with labour market and employment challenges. This training will provide constituents with solutions to tackle labour market challenges by using tools for promoting evidence-based policy making. These principal tools are primarily technical cooperation, research assistance, social dialogue, standards setting and capacity building (with various training methodologies). The aim of this training is to build capacities of ILO’s tripartite constituents using case studies, research papers, guidelines, publicly available online ILO data, other data and information sources for robust and comprehensive policy making for labour market policies in a post-COVID-19 era. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  2. Africa regional training on evidence-based policy making for decent work

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training for the countries of Africa intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. Specific topics related to informality, social protection, wages and migration will be included in the training. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the Africa region representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  3. South Asia regional training on evidence-based policy making for decent work

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training for the countries of South Asia intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. Specific topics related to informality, social protection, wages and migration will be included in the training. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the South Asian region representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  4. Guiding evidence-based policy making through research and data

    There is a growing consensus among decision and policy makers that bringing high-quality formal data and research into the decision-making process is essential to have effective and efficient policies. Context-specific, accessible and timely data and research area key element of the policy making process. Using robust data and research can provide many insights to guide policymakers, with benefits such as smarter and effective policies. Nevertheless, understanding these tools and methods as well as optimizing them for policy usage present many challenges. Understanding the value of data and research, being aware of its availability, knowing how to get access and critically appraising it before use are primordial skills in this process. The main focus of this training is to build the understanding of the research process and the resultant nuances in generating evidence for participants, as well as equipping them with the knowledge of the fundamental statistics used in developing labor market policies. This training is targeted tripartite officials representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries who are involved in influencing policy such research officers, analysts, advisors, policy makers, statistical officers, among others. These individuals play a crucial role in providing information, analysis and recommendations to guide policymaking and advocacy strategies and support informed debate.

May 2021

  1. Anxiety: Measuring the impact of economic stress on growth and jobs