Resources on future of work

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Jobs for Africa and beyond: The role of structural transformation and economic policies in the 21st century

    16 October 2023

    The world is facing a host of challenges causing sluggish employment growth in Africa and other developing regions. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to this labour market stress, slowing and in some cases reversing gains in employment creation over the past decade. Structural transformation can help overcome these challenges, through a new policy framework aimed at creating jobs.

  4. Policy brief

    Generative AI and Jobs: Policies to Manage the Transition

    11 October 2023

    This Research Brief adds a global perspective to the debate on the labour markets and generative AI, and emphasizes the importance of policies ensuring job quality and fair transitions.

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    Job quality or job quantity – which will AI affect most?

    04 October 2023

    The effects of Generative AI on employment creation and destruction are much discussed, but what will the effects be on job quality, and where will those effects be felt most?

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    Call for Papers

    Youth Employment Research Forum: The dynamics of youth employment and its supporting policy framework

    02 October 2023

    The ILO, IDRC and INCLUDE invite researchers to submit proposals to present innovative research papers relevant to the future of youth employment. The deadline for submission is Friday, 27 October 2023.

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    The quest for social justice: The role of research and dialogue

    25 September 2023

    The advancement of social justice is an idea that’s getting new attention these days, as economic and population growth translates into more people are looking for jobs and more and more jobs are looking for people to fill them. What role can labour market research and social dialogue play in meeting this challenge?

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    G20 Leaders’ Summit

    ILO welcomes G20 support for just transition measures

    10 September 2023

    G20 Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to promote inclusive growth, sustainable development and decent work and their support for the UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Working in apparel and footwear manufacturing: How does technological upgrading and automation affect women?

    04 September 2023

    The clothing and footwear manufacturing sector primarily employs female workers, often in underpaid, insecure jobs with uncertain futures due to automation. New research explores the challenges women encounter and the impact of technology on their work.

  10. G20 Culture Ministers' Meeting

    ILO welcomes G20 Culture Ministers' support for decent work goals

    29 August 2023

    G20 ministers have reiterated their support for decent work in the cultural and creative industries, including alignment with international labour standards, skills training, effective social protection and reinforced channels for dialogue.