Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. Early results: Online survey for TVET providers, policy-makers and social partners on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

    09 April 2020

  2. Disability-inclusive Social Protection response to COVID-19 crisis

    09 April 2020

    This brief presents several elements that can help make the most of the social protection systems response to COVID-19 to support persons with disabilities.

  3. The need to scale up investment in health workforces

    03 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 crisis puts pressure on health services across the globe, new data from the ILO’s Department of Statistics highlights the already existing shortages of health workers.

  4. Five things SMEs need to survive COVID-19

    03 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has hit Small and Medium Enterprises and their workers hard. So what do SMEs need and what has worked in previous calamities to help them survive? Here are our top five policy options.

  5. Occupational safety and health tips for workplaces

    02 April 2020

    Adequate safety and health measures at work can play a crucial role in containing the spread of the disease, while protecting workers and society at large. Governments, employers and workers all have a role to play in tackling COVID-19 crisis, and their collaboration is key.

  6. The six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan

    01 April 2020

    “This six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP). This tool is designed to support EBMOs assist its members during the COVID-19 crisis. It aims to establish the risk profile of an enterprise and the level of vulnerability to COVID-19 in terms of its impact on People, Processes, Profits and Partnerships (the “4Ps”) and develop an effective risk and contingency system for the business.

  7. The impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in the world of work

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  8. Ergonomic tips when teleworking

    30 March 2020

    ILO's Occupational Safety and Health coordinator, Eloy Alonso-Maestre shares tips on teleworking, including how to improve the ergonomics in your workspace.

  9. An employer's guide on managing your workplace during COVID-19

    30 March 2020

    This Guide has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) as a general reference for employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs). The idea is to help employers manage their workplace during COVID-19: running the business, protecting workers, and answering some of the workplace relations and occupational safety and health (OSH) questions that are arising.It is based on resources, guides and directives published by the World Health Organization (WHO), governments, employers and EBMOs.

  10. Why International Labour Standards matter in a public health crisis

    27 March 2020

    The International Labour Organization maintains a system of international labour standards aimed at promoting opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. In the context of the crisis response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they provide a tried-and-trusted foundation for policy responses that focus on a recovery that is sustainable and equitable.

  11. COVID-19 and the world of work: Social protection responses in Asia-Pacific

    25 March 2020

    This brief outlines the implications of the Covid-19 crisis for national social protection systems and highlights specific social protection responses taken in countries in the Asia and Pacific region.

  12. Working through COVID-19

    17 March 2020

    A strong social safety net will help mitigate the employment impact of COVID-19.

  13. 5 Things to know for effective teleworking

    16 March 2020

    Jon Messenger, the ILO's expert on working conditions, shares his top five tips for effective teleworking during the COVID-19 crisis.

  14. Promoting transition to formality for peace and resilience

    12 February 2020