Publications

2021

  1. Global review of impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour force surveys and dissemination of labour market statistics

    30 September 2021

    In March 2021 the ILO undertook a global survey of national data producers to understand the impacts of the pandemic on their statistical operations particularly in the domain of labour statistics. The findings show that impacts were very wide spread and significant. This created a massive challenge for data producers which they responded to by making many changes and generally maintaining or even increasing the range of data published.

  2. LFS modular time use measurement project

    29 September 2021

    Closing the gender data gap on unpaid domestic and care work

  3. Measuring Women and Men’s Work: Main Findings from a Joint ILO and World Bank Study in Sri Lanka

    01 September 2021

    This report presents a range of findings from the joint ILO and World Bank Study completed in partnership with the Department of Census and Statistics of Sri Lanka. The report shows the key areas of inconsistency discovered between the labour force survey and multi-topic living standards survey, how those inconsistencies were addressed across a range of topics including the measurement of employment, labour underutilization and own-use production work. In addition the report highlights the range of valuable data that can be generated when the 19th ICLS standards are applied through household surveys.

  4. Measuring Women and Men’s Work: Summary of Main Findings and Recommendations from a Joint ILO and World Bank Study in Sri Lanka

    01 September 2021

    This report highlights the key findings from the Joint ILO and World Bank Study completed in partnership with the Department of Census and Statistics of Sri Lanka. In addition it highlights the key lessons learned and recommendations for household surveys seeking to measure in line with the latest international statistical standards, in particular those adopted at the 19th ICLS.

  5. Volunteer work measurement guide

    06 May 2021

  6. Strengthening Gender Measures and Data in the COVID-19 Era: An urgent need for change

    01 March 2021

    The ILO has joined with partners in the production and use of gender statistics to issue a call to action to improve gender data, building on lessons learned and gaps exposed or exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief highlights 5 key areas where strong and decisive action is required to achieve sustainable improvement in the availability of key gender data, including in the world of work.

2020

  1. Consumer Price Index Manual - Concepts and Methods | 2020

    19 November 2020

    The manual provides an overview of the methods and practices national statistical offices should consider when making decisions on how to deal with the various problems in the compilation of a consumer price index (CPI). It is an update of the 2004 CPI manual.

  2. Development of methodologies for the collection of data on international labour migration: A Strategy paper

    10 November 2020

  3. A framework for measuring international labour migration based on a combination of data sources with numerical illustration in the case of Turkey

    10 November 2020

  4. Quick guide on sources and uses of statistics on occupational safety and health

    29 October 2020