COVID-19 and the world of work

Regional and country impact and recommendations

The latest regional and country research, assessments, guidelines and policy recommendations relating to COVID-19 and the world of work.
  1. Youth & COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being

    11 August 2020

    The report captures the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of young people (aged 18–29) with regards to employment, education, mental well-being, rights and social activism. Over 12,000 responses were received from young people in 112 countries.

  2. COVID-19: Impact on migrant workers and country response in Cambodia

    07 August 2020

    Country brief prepared by the ILO’s Country Office for Thailand on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers, and country's responses.

  3. COVID-19: Impact on migrant workers and country response in Thailand

    03 July 2020

    Country brief prepared by the ILO’s Country Office for Thailand on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers, and country's responses.

  4. Portugal : Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and labour market

    26 June 2020

  5. COVID-19 employment and labour market impact in Thailand

    15 June 2020

    This report examines in detail how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the labour market in Thailand, making use of the data available at the end of the first quarter 2020.

  6. Experiences of ASEAN migrant workers during COVID-19: Rights at work, migration and quarantine during the pandemic, and re-migration plans

    03 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting labour migration throughout the ASEAN region and globally. In 2019 there were an estimated 10 million international migrants in ASEAN, of whom nearly 50 per cent were women. The ILO undertook a rapid assessment survey, interviewing ASEAN migrant workers from end-March to end-April 2020 about how COVID-19 has impacted them. This brief summarizes the responses of the 309 women and men migrant workers who participated in the survey.

  7. Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 22): The challenges of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

    21 May 2020

    ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  8. COVID-19: Impact on migrant workers and country response in Malaysia

    08 May 2020

    Country brief prepared by the ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers, and country responses.

  9. Containing the epidemic and its impact on jobs and incomes in Ethiopia: Rapid assessment and response plan

    30 April 2020

    This note developed jointly by Ethiopia Jobs Creation Commission and International Labour Organisation in April 2020.

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    COVID-19 and employment in the tourism sector: Impact and response in Asia and the Pacific

    24 April 2020

    This note offers the ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on employment in the tourism sector of the Asia-Pacific region and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and facilitate strong and fast recovery.