Publications on tripartism and social dialogue

  1. Report

    Covid-19, Collective Bargaining and Social Dialogue

    18 November 2021

    This report attempts to shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the process and outcomes of collective bargaining in particular and social dialogue more generally. It is based upon the responses of more than 200 trade union officials to an online global survey carried out between March and May of 2021 and includes the insights of frontline union negotiators who were subjected to in-depth interviews by the authors.


    TRENDS IN PRODUCTIVITY AND STRUCTURAL CHANGES. A comparative analysis of four emerging-market economies.

    17 November 2021

    This study undertaken by the Bureau for Employers' Activities of the ILO (ACT/EMP) is part of a research project to analyse the barriers to productivity growth, diversification and structural change in four selected emerging market economies Vietnam, Colombia, Turkey, and South Africa. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the design of coherent and comprehensive strategies, with a human-centred approach, to foster productivity and structural change, will be of utmost importance to accelerate the economic and employment recovery in the post-pandemic environment to build forward better.

  3. Publication

    A self-assessment method for social dialogue institutions. SAM-SDI

    15 November 2021

    The self-assessment method for social dialogue institutions (SAM-SDI) has been developed by the International Labour Organization to help constituents analyse and strengthen the inclusiveness and effectiveness of their social dialogue institutions. The method is intended for social dialogue actors in all parts of the world and for institutions of various sizes, composition and mandate, and with different resource levels. It guides users through a series of steps, from taking the decision to undertake a self-assessment, through the process of assessing the inclusiveness and effectiveness of the institution to the development, implementation and monitoring of an action plan.

  4. Just Transition

    User’s manual to the ILO’s Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    01 November 2021

    Workers’ organizations are not passive bystanders, but agents of change able to develop new pathways to sustainability and to ensure that a transition not only delivers on climate policy objectives but incorporates the broader principles of sustainable development and decent work. This user’s manual was prepared with the objective of encouraging and assisting workers’ organizations to engage in policy discussions at all levels in shaping just transition, including in the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement.

  5. Report

    Refugees and the Egyptian Labour Market: An analysis of the potential role of employers’ organizations

    25 October 2021

    This report aims to create the foundation for social dialogue, by better understanding the position of employers on the topic of refugees and their economic inclusion in Egypt.

  6. Publication

    Youth employment in times of COVID

    21 October 2021

    A global review of COVID-19 policy responses to tackle (un)employment and disadvantage among young people.

  7. Informal economy

    Angola: Study on the migration from the informal for formal economy

    20 October 2021

    This report produced by the Bureaux for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) of the ILO with the Angolan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIA) is seeking to contribute to design a strategy to enable the gradual transition from the informal to the formal economy in Angola

  8. Report

    Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    13 October 2021

    Part I: Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future


    The ILO undertakes a global survey on diversity and inclusion

    29 June 2021

    This brief offers information about a global survey being conducted on enterprise approaches to diversity and inclusion (D&I). The survey results will seek to create new insights and understanding on D&I actions, scope, drivers and priorities in order to better support companies going forward in creating impactful change


    A literature review of diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Key findings

    29 June 2021

    This brief provides a summary of a literature review conducted on diversity and inclusion practices in companies globally.