Events and courses

August 2021

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    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.

July 2021

  1. ILO Research Department Webinar

    Using vacancy data to study skills dynamics

    Knowing what skills are required by employers when recruiting new workers is an important basis for the work of all labour market actors. This seminar, will present the project “Machbarkeitsstudie Kompetenz-Kompass”, which has developed a methodology to identify recent hard and soft skill requirements in job ads published on the “BA-Jobbörse” employment website provided by the Federal Employment Agency (Germany).

  2. Event

    International Labour Review: Centenary launch

    A virtual event was organized on 12 July 2021 to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Review (ILR). This showcased the history of the ILR and its contributions to academic research and policy debate on the world of work at the global level. It was also an occasion to present the various initiatives planned to celebrate this important anniversary.

June 2021

  1. ILO Research Department Webinar

    Knowledge Intensity and Gender Wage Gaps: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data

    Do knowledge intensive jobs exhibit lower gender gaps in wages? Here we use a linked employer-employee dataset of the entire Brazilian formal labour force to study the relationship between gender wage gaps and the knowledge intensity of industries and occupations.

  2. ILO Research Department Webinar

    Environmental credentials of EU trade policy

    ILO guest speaker Ms Eline Blot from Institute for European Environmental Policy will make a presentation on the topic of “Environmental credentials of EU trade policy”. Ms Marva Corley-Coulibaly (RESEARCH) will chair the Seminar. The presentation scheduled for is an opportunity to discuss the recent research carried out by the Institute for European Environmental Policy.

May 2021

  1. ILO Research Department Webinar

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

  2. ILO Research Department Webinar

    COVID-19 and Multinational Enterprises: FDI, Trade and Decent Work in Asia Pacific

    This Research Webinar will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on multinational enterprises, focusing on FDI, trade and decent work in the Asia and the Pacific region. The Webinar will present a recent ILO Brief that was prepared jointly by the ILO's Research Department, the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit of ILO's Enterprises Department, and the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

April 2021

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    International 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 tripartite international training builds 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 trade unions and workers representatives, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  2. ILO Research Department Webinar

    Gender and the labour market in Viet Nam

    An analysis based on the Viet Nam Labour Force Survey

March 2021

  1. ILO Research Department Webinar

    Before #MeToo: Protection, Rights, and the ILO’s Road to Convention #190

    In the next online Research Seminar by Professor Eileen Boris, Hull Professor, Graduate Director from the University of California, will be our guest speaker and will talk about "Before #MeToo: Protection, Rights, and the ILO's Road to Convention #190".The Seminar will be chaired by Ms Dorothea Hoehtker (RESEARCH).