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  1. © M. Crozet/ILO 2024

    Questions and Answers: On new guidance note for productivity measurement and analysis

    15 March 2024

    Productivity is viewed as central to economic development and social progress. Countries can sustainably increase their economic output and living standards through more productive use of labour, capital and other resources. When more products and services are produced using a given amount of resources, all boats can rise. This Q&A introduces a new Guidance Note designed to assist national statisticians and economists in making the best use of available data to obtain detailed productivity measures, notably in developing countries.

  2. Female employment improves in numbers and quality in this century

    09 March 2024

    In the 21st century, most newly created jobs were for women, who also benefited more from occupational upgrading. Despite progress, gender gaps in employment and job quality persist.

  3. Social Partners from 39 African Countries Gather to Chart Course for the Future of Work in the continent

    05 March 2024

    The International Labour Organization took part in the event in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on promotion of social dialogue on employment.

  4. Work Wise Youth: ILO’s new guide to create awareness on youth rights at work

    23 February 2024

    The ILO developed and launched a new guide to support young people, including the ones in forced displacement contexts, to understand their labour rights, in turn empowering them to advocate for fair and dignified working conditions.

  5. © Mirza A. / ILO 2024

    Question and Answers: Part II, Two decades of national employment policies report, 2000-2020

    12 February 2024

    Since the early 2000s, the ILO has increasingly been assisting countries to support the development of integrated and comprehensive employment policies. This Q&A provides insights on Part II of the publication “Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020: Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs)”. The review – the first of its kind - analyses the main characteristics and trends in national employment policies across the world and over time. The review highlights that a new generation of employment policies will need to pursue some existing challenges while also addressing new ones.


  1. STRENGTHEN2 and PARTNERSHIPS organized the 3rd symposium with IFIs

    13 December 2023

  2. 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.

  3. Knowledge-sharing seminar on ILO Convention 102 brings together tripartite partners

    06 December 2023

    The ILO and ITC-ILO convened yesterday, 6 December, a hybrid knowledge-sharing seminar on the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102). Aimed at tripartite partners, the seminar delved into the convention, including its guiding principles, ratification process and practical application.

  4. The STRENGTHEN2 project pursues its capacity building activities in Côte d’Ivoire

    30 November 2023

  5. The STRENGTHEN2 project is building the technical capacity of national actors on Employment Impact Assessment and development policy simulation in Senegal

    30 October 2023

  6. The STRENGTHEN2 project is reinforcing local technical capacities and the institutionalization of Employment Impact Assessments in Cameroon

    16 October 2023

  7. ILO,UNESCO and UNDP joined forces to boost entrepreneurship skills in the Solomon Islands

    04 October 2023

    ILO, UNESCO, and UNDP collaborate for the Training of Trainers on Start and Improve Your Business Tools.

  8. © Gabriella Csapo/ Canva 2024

    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.

  9. Tuvalu entrepreneurs empowered through training

    30 September 2023

    Start and Improve Your Business tools rolled out to help strengthen entrepreneurship environment and drive growth.

  10. STRENGTHEN2: Employment impact assessment to maximize job creation in Africa

    29 September 2023

    The STRENGTHEN2 project is a joint initiative of the European Union and the ILO that focuses on job creation through investments.

  11. 21 million euros pledged at UNGA for Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

    18 September 2023

    The International Labour Organization-coordinated initiative will play an important role in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  12. © G20 2024

    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.

  13. Pacific Island Nations take strides to enhance labour market insights

    04 September 2023

    Training builds statistics capacity in order to help shape evidence-based labour market policies.

  14. Young refugee leaders demand more decent work opportunities

    01 September 2023

    ILO PROSPECTS and the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth collaborated with the Global Refugee Youth Network (GRYN) to organize a virtual experience-sharing event to disseminate innovative solutions promoting decent jobs for forcibly displaced youth

  15. The STRENGTHEN2 project concluded its third mission to Malawi

    21 August 2023