18 November 2021
A brief from the ILO highlights COVID-19 impacts on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific that have left the sector reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.
Macroeconomic policy responses to the COVID crisis in emerging market and developing economies: Current outcomes and evolving challenges
15 November 2021
Background paper for the Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR), Second edition (forthcoming).
Supporting decent work and the transition towards formalization through technology-enhanced labour inspection
21 October 2021
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
Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study
14 October 2021
Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.
18 August 2021
Thematic background paper for the 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour
13 August 2021
This policy brief highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour markets in the ASEAN region and looks at possible recovery scenarios. The brief shows estimates and projections of working-hour and employment losses, increased unemployment and inactivity, and labour income losses. It also describes the policy response of ASEAN and its Member States and provides some recommendations moving forward.
06 July 2021
This brief assesses the implementation of employment protection policies in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis in 37 economies across Asia and the Pacific, including a country case study of the Philippines. Through both descriptive and econometric analyses, it examines policy and employment dynamics and outlines a number of policy considerations for the crisis recovery period and beyond.
01 July 2021
Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 24): Decent work for platform workers in Latin America
14 June 2021
This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) analyses the labour market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
The latest regional and country research, assessments, guidelines and policy recommendations relating to COVID-19 and the world of work.