Events and courses

October 2022

  1. Workshop

    Proposal for an ILO Policy Observatory on Work in the Digital Economy

    Regulating for artificial intelligence (AI) across societies will not be easy. Variations in policymaking approaches for its development and governance across the world could lead to significant uncertainty for the world of work. Our proposal for the ‘ILO Policy Observatory on Work in the Digital Economy’ is intended to identify the current state of play; to assess the role of various actors including companies, civil society and states; and to analyse the implications of shifts in AI regulation for decent work in the global digital economy.

  2. Research Seminar

    Assessing Fiscal Employment Measures in Middle-Income Countries

    This report documents the economic impact of COVID-19 on middle-income countries to highlight the necessity of employment stimulus policies that limit negative shocks, and help to support labour market recovery. Secondly, its compiles a comprehensive database of the different programmes adopted by both lower- and upper-middle-income countries, according to a basic schema introduced, which includes multiple programs across over 100 economies.

  3. Research Seminar

    Inequality hysteresis and the effectiveness of macroeconomic stabilisation policies

    This talk will highlight a new facet of inequality: its persistence or "hysteresis" after recessions. The authors show that inequality increases faster and more persistently in the aftermath of recessions, highlighting the importance of taking inequality into account when designing and implementing fiscal and monetary policy.

June 2022

  1. Book Launch

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    Launch webinar. The book is based on the findings of a research project carried out by the ILO under the direction of Sabrina De Gobbi. The research was conducted in collaboration with the National University of Lesotho and the University of Zimbabwe.

May 2022

  1. Research Seminar

    Reimagining Human Capital in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    This talk will consider different interpretations of the fourth industrial revolution and the role of digital technologies in (re)shaping the future of work, education, and labour markets.

  2. Research Seminar

    General Labour History of Africa: Workers, Employers and Governments, 20th-21st Centuries

    The aim of the edited volume is to better understand the historical processes of transformation of African labour over roughly 100 years.

  3. Side event at the STI Forum

    Transforming education for a human-centred approach to STI and SDGs

    The ILO Research Department collaborates with the UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs (IATT) on a research project on a Human-centred approach to harness science, technology and innovations (STI) for progress in SDGs.

April 2022

  1. Research Seminar

    Skills and employment transitions in Brazil

  2. Research Seminar

    How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate

    China has become deeply integrated into the world economy. Yet, gradual marketization has facilitated the country’s rise without leading to its wholesale assimilation to global neoliberalism. This book uncovers the fierce contest about economic reforms that shaped China’s path.

March 2022

  1. Research Seminar

    Between utopia and action - New perspectives on Albert Thomas, first director of the ILO

    Adeline Blaszkiewicz presents key finding of her PhD thesis on Albert Thomas, first director of the International Labour Office from 1920 to 1932.