COVID-19 and the world of work

Regional and country impact and policies

The latest regional and country research, assessments, guidelines and policy recommendations relating to COVID-19 and the world of work.
  1. COVID-19 and the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean labour market. A rapid assessment of the impact on policy responses at the end of Q3, 2020

    09 November 2020

    The report aims to take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the labour market in the region and provide a systematic review of the main policy measures implemented by governments and social partners of the region. The information contained herein is actualized to the month of October 2020. By the very nature of the COVID-19 crisis and of the areas under investigation, changes may be fast paced as well as there may be availability of new data. The reader is advised to be mindful of those developments.

  2. Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic situation in Uzbekistan: Income, labour market and access to social protection. Overview of crisis measures and ways to improve state policy

    03 November 2020

    This report was prepared by the joint team from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and national consultants from Republic of Uzbekistan.

  3. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Italy

    22 October 2020

    Find out how bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Italy (occupational safety and health).

  4. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Tunisia

    22 October 2020

    How bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Tunisia (temporary wage subsidies).

  5. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

  6. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Germany

    12 October 2020

    Find out how bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Germany (temporary wage subsidies).

  7. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Colombia

    09 October 2020

    Find out how bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Colombia (occupational safety and health).

  8. Labour relations and COVID-19 in Australia

    25 September 2020

    Find out how bipartite social dialogue between employers and trade unions was used to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis in Australia (working time flexibility).

  9. What next for Asian garment production after COVID-19? The perspectives of industry stakeholders

    17 September 2020

    This report summarizes findings from a qualitative study conducted with a group of industry experts to explore the implications of COVID-19 for production systems and practices in Asia. The results provide an early and tentative picture of industry sentiment on questions related to the future of Asian garment production.

  10. COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses SERBIA

    02 September 2020

    Serbia went for the biggest Covid-19 response package in the Western Balkans to retain jobs and to protect incomes. The new report shows how many and which jobs are at risk. The publication also assesses the welfare effects of the government interventions and provides policy recommendations.