Events and courses

November 2023

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    Evidence-based policy making on the platform economy

October 2023

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    Latin America regional training on evidence-based policy making for decent work

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training for the countries of Latin America intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the Latin America region representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

March 2023

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    Evidence-based policy making for trade agreements and labour rights

    Emerging evidence from constituents of the Asian region shows that there is a large gap in the capacity of the tripartite decision makers on how to better integrate trade within the labour rights issues. ILO’s constituents are requesting assistance in addressing the implications of trade liberalization arrangements on employment, ILS and decent work. The training will provide assistance to constituents in both the use and generation of relevant evidence from a variety of sources, including not only ILO but also national and local sources, including evidence generation through data and metadata analysis. The aim of this online training is to build capacities of ILO’s tripartite constituents using case studies, research papers, guidelines, publicly available online ILO data, other data and information sources for permitting them to comprehend and assess the interrelationship between international trade, ILS and decent work. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the Asian region representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

February 2023

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    Pacific islands regional training on evidence-based policy making for decent work

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training for the Pacific islands intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the Pacific islands representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

November 2022

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    Online Tripartite Training on how to Communicate Evidence

    There is a growing consensus among decision and policy makers that communicating high-quality formal research evidence and data into the decision-making process is essential to have effective and efficient policies. Communicating context-specific, accessible and timely data is a key element of the policy making process. Communication is critically useful for both agenda-setting and policy. Therefore, communicating evidence can provide critical insights to policymakers and equip them to curate smarter policies. That being said, understanding communication tools and methods as well as optimizing them for policy usage is complex and nuanced. The planned training will essentially break down these nuances into digestible sessions and enable participants to answer questions such as “How to better communicate research evidence/data in the policymaking process?” and “How to use communication tools to influence policymaking. In this process, we hope to impact the value of communication, awareness of relevant tools and instruments, and knowing how to develop a communication strategies. The essence of this training is to provide effective communication tools, instruments and strategies to ILO’s tripartite constituents by building their capacity to guide and influence policies. It hopes to equip them with the hard and soft skills required to effectively communicate evidence (research and data) to their intended audience.

October 2022

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    South East Asia regional training on evidence-based policy making

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training for the countries of South East Asia intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. Specific topics related to informality, social protection, wages and migration will be included in the training. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers from the South East Asia region representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  2. Workshop

    Proposal for an ILO Observatory on AI regulation and the World of Work

    This talk will highlight a new facet of inequality: its persistence or "hysteresis" after recessions. The authors show that inequality increases faster and more persistently in the aftermath of recessions, highlighting the importance of taking inequality into account when designing and implementing fiscal and monetary policy.

  3. Research Seminar

    Assessing Fiscal Employment Measures in Middle-Income Countries

    This report documents the economic impact of COVID-19 on middle-income countries to highlight the necessity of employment stimulus policies that limit negative shocks, and help to support labour market recovery. Secondly, its compiles a comprehensive database of the different programmes adopted by both lower- and upper-middle-income countries, according to a basic schema introduced, which includes multiple programs across over 100 economies.

  4. Research Seminar

    Inequality hysteresis and the effectiveness of macroeconomic stabilisation policies

    This talk will highlight a new facet of inequality: its persistence or "hysteresis" after recessions. The authors show that inequality increases faster and more persistently in the aftermath of recessions, highlighting the importance of taking inequality into account when designing and implementing fiscal and monetary policy.

September 2022

  1. ILO Research Department Training

    Building better: Evidence-based decent work policies and COVID-19 implications

    The COVID-19 pandemic and its short- and long-term implications has turned the world of work upside down. In order to have human-centered approach to recovering and building better, there is a need for greater institutional capacity development of employers, workers and governments in dealing with labour market and employment challenges.