Resources on future of work

  1. Research Paper

    Platform work in developing economies: Can digitilisation drive structural transformation?

    31 December 2023

    This paper discusses the expansion or penetration of digital economic activity in the context of developing economies, and what this may mean for economic or structural transformations for countries in the global South.

  2. Statistical brief

    Sri Lanka’s Labour Market during the Economic Crisis of 2022-2023

    21 December 2023

    Why the unemployment rate does not tell the full story

  3. Guidelines

    Guidelines on Green Employment Diagnostics for Just Transitions

    21 December 2023

    Supporting countries understand and respond to the opportunities and threats posed by climate change, and policy responses to promote just transitions

  4. Report

    Part II: Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    14 December 2023

    Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs): What can we learn from the evolution of the scope and content of NEPs?

  5. News

    ILO launches first global report on public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions

    11 December 2023

    Public employment services have a central role in responding to crises and fostering recovery to ensure efficient and well-functioning labour markets. This Q&A provides details from the first global report by the ILO on public employment services, shedding light on the latest developments and trends of employment services and active labour market policies.

  6. ILO Working paper 100

    The platform economy and transformations in the world of work: The case of delivery platform workers in Santiago, Chile

    05 December 2023

    This paper examines the experiences of delivery workers on digital labor platforms in Chile and analyses the implications of the platform business model. It highlights challenges in working conditions and algorithmic management practices, which are crucial to address for ensuring decent work, as Chile moves towards implementing a new law to regulate platform work.

  7. Executive Summary

    Human-Centred Economics: The Living Standards of Nations [Summary]

    05 December 2023

    This book presents a critical analysis of macroeconomic policy, advocating structural reform to address global challenges and enhance societal well-being in a rapidly changing world.

  8. Book

    Human-Centred Economics: The Living Standards of Nations

    05 December 2023

  9. ILO Working paper 99

    Digital labour platforms and national employment policies in China: Studying the case of food delivery platforms

    04 December 2023

    This paper takes the food-delivery platforms as a case study to examine the impact of digital labour platforms on employment and labour market in China. It reviews the recent employment policies in the digital economy including policies of labour relations, social security, wages, etc., and suggests the new approaches and elements for the comprehensive national employment policies framework in the era of digitalization in China.

  10. Report

    The social, economic and employment impacts of decarbonization and green industrial growth scenarios for the Middle East and North Africa region [Full report]

    03 December 2023