Employment policy briefs
COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries
18 January 2021
This policy brief provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While highlighting how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes, and looking at policy responses so far, it also provides suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support, to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.
Cameroon - Rapid evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 on employment and the labour market
11 December 2020
Paraguay: Impacts of COVID-19 on employment and income generation
04 December 2020
Republic of Korea: A rapid assessment of the employment impacts of COVID-19
05 November 2020
National employment policies for an inclusive, job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis
30 September 2020
This policy brief highlights the role of gender-responsive national employment policies in responding to the short- and longer-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 and the labour market in Argentina: The challenge of fighting the pandemic and its socio-economic impact at a time of severe difficulty
03 September 2020
Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Employment Impacts under COVID-19 in Lebanon
03 September 2020
COVID-19: Public employment services and labour market policy responses
17 August 2020
Employment services and labour market policies are key to bridging from immediate measures to a job-rich recovery.
COVID-19: Impact on trade and employment in developing countries
12 August 2020
This policy brief addresses the impact of COVID-19 on global trade and the subsequent impact on employment, with an emphasis on implications for developing countries.
A gender-responsive employment recovery: Building back fairer
24 July 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the entrenched gender inequalities that plague labour markets. Building back fairer will only be possible by tackling these inequalities head on during the emergency and recovery phases.