Publications on Equality and discrimination

October 2023

  1. Improving the impact of public policies and budgets on employment outcomes

    Guide for the review of employment-related public expenditures and application to six pilot countries

    12 October 2023

    This report presents the first assessment of employment-related public expenditures (ERPEs) in six pilot countries, as an input to support the gradual transition towards pro-employment budgets. The goal is to understand the consistency of public expenditures with national employment policies and issues related to their incidence, effectiveness, and allocative efficiency.

  2. Gender equality

    Where women work in Asia and the Pacific: Implications for policies, equity and inclusive growth

    11 October 2023

    This study analyzes gender gaps in Asia and the Pacific’s labour market and shows why removing the barriers preventing women accessing decent work, increasing pay and improving working conditions can drive inclusive development and economic growth.

September 2023

  1. Issue paper

    Issue paper on child labour and education exclusion among indigenous children

    25 September 2023

    The issue paper provides an updated picture of the child labour and schooling situation of indigenous children, with a view to informing policy interventions in the lead up to the 2025 target date for ending child labour.

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    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Sept/Oct 2023

    24 September 2023

August 2023

  1. Technical paper

    Traditional Occupations of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Labour Statistics

    18 August 2023

    The objective of this technical paper is to facilitate reflection on possibilities for capturing the practice of the traditional occupations of indigenous and tribal peoples in labour statistics as a means to understand and monitor related trends and build evidence for public policymaking.

  2. ILC.111/Record No. 6B(Rev.1)

    Report of the Recurrent Discussion Committee on Labour Protection

    11 August 2023

    Version Rev.1 of 31 July includes corrections received from Committee members.

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    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2023

    01 August 2023

  4. Gender equality and women workers

    Investments in childcare for gender equality in Asia and the Pacific

    01 August 2023

    The report highlights why and how investing in childcare impacts positively on gender equality and decent work in Asia and the Pacific.

July 2023

  1. ILO Working paper 95

    Artificial intelligence in human resource management: a challenge for the human-centred agenda?

    25 July 2023

    This paper offers guidance as to when and where the use of AI in HRM should be encouraged, and where it is likely to cause more problems than it solves.

  2. Publication

    Public investment in care services in Argentina. Coverage of deficits, employment generation, fiscal efforts and economic impacts

    17 July 2023

    Based on the methodology developed by ILO-UN Women (2021), this study provides the results of an exercise to estimate the deficits in meeting the demand for care in the country (coverage and quality, including staff working conditions) for each of the sub-sectors (education, health and long-term care), as well as the investments needed to reverse this, and the economic and employment implications of expanding and strengthening care policies in a comprehensive manner in a future scenario up to 2030.