Resources on future of work

  1. 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

  2. Publication

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

    03 December 2023

  3. Book Presentation

    Human-centred economics: The living standards of nations

    Richard Samans' book calls for a macroeconomic overhaul, prioritizing societal well-being and robust policy over mere economic growth, to bridge the gap between wealth and living standards.

  4. Research Seminar

    Generative AI and Jobs: A global analysis of potential effects on job quantity and quality.

    The paper explores the complex relationship between Generative AI technologies and the global job market. It presents a global analysis, which suggests that the latest family of Generative AI has more potential to transform jobs by automating specific tasks, rather than replacing entire job roles.

  5. Press release

    The ILO, the Central Bank of Iraq and partners celebrate success of the financial Inclusion Initiative for MSMEs under the PROSPECTS Programme

    20 November 2023

    Hundreds of loans have been disbursed to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing MSMEs through the project, contributing to the creation and retention of more than 1,200 job opportunities for Iraqi host communities and forcibly displaced people.

  6. Productivity

    Determinants of Productivity-enhancing Structural Change and the Role of Business Environment

    20 November 2023

    This report is focused on understanding how the business environment influences productivity growth. Our findings highlight the East Asia region’s achievements, driven by a business environment that prioritises market efficiency. This research underscores the power of market efficiency as a determinant in guiding regions toward productivity-enhancing structural shifts. While previous studies have approached these topics from various angles, our empirical exploration offers fresh insights, emphasizing the importance of strategic policy decisions. It highlights the need for innovative initiatives, especially in sectors grappling with stagnation, and the creation of a business environment that promotes competition and adaptability.

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Artificial Intelligence and the future of work: A threat or a promise?

    20 November 2023

    Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) a threat or a promise in the future of work? This episode examines this question and explores what kind of research and policies should be considered to better assess the impact of AI on such issues as gender balance, social justice, and other ethical and moral questions arising from its use in the workplace in both developed and developing economies.

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    349th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body closes; key decisions include endorsement of Global Coalition for Social Justice

    10 November 2023

    The 349th session of the ILO’s Governing Body discussed a broad range of issues affecting the future of the world of work, including endorsing a proposal for a Global Coalition for Social Justice.

  9. Business resilience

    Business Resilience in Retrospect: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

    24 October 2023

    Business resilience is essential for sustainable economic prosperity and growth. A company's ability to bounce back from adversity impacts the wider economic picture, shaping growth and employment trajectories. This study delves into the experiences and lessons learned by business leaders in 2020 and early 2021, aiming to capture the essence of business strategies during the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than broad generalisations, the focus is on understanding real-world experiences and practical adaptations.

  10. Seminar

    Skill Profiling Solutions

    Co-organized by the World Bank Group, ILO, and Labor Global Solutions Group, the seminar focuses on integrating skill profiling tools in various operations.