Publications on digital labour platforms


  1. ILO Working paper 50

    Crowdwork for young people: Risks and opportunities

    21 February 2022

  2. Labour Overview series for Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

    2021 Labour Overview, Latin America and the Caribbean - Executive Summary

    01 February 2022

    The 2021 Employment Outlook describes a mixed bag scenario for employment and suggests that pre-pandemic levels will be reached by 2023 or even 2024.

  3. Publication

    International practices in employment injury insurance for workers in digital platform employment

    21 January 2022

    This publication focuses on the experiences of countries that have adopted or are considering adopting employment injury insurance (EII) systems for workers in local digital platform employment. It provides an up-to-date review of the general principles of EII and how these principles can be adapted to enable protection of platform workers in specific country contexts.

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    Youth employment in times of COVID

    21 January 2022

    A global review of COVID-19 policy responses to tackle (un)employment and disadvantage among young people.


  1. Book

    The new world of work: Challenges and opportunities for social partners and labour institutions

    31 December 2021

    This book examines social dialogue and the role of social partners in the governance of the world of work in 34 European countries.

  2. Publication

    Use of digital technology in the recruitment of migrant workers

    13 December 2021

    This research report shows that digital technology can play a significant role in making safe labour migration and fair recruitment a reality. It also gives valuable recommendations for how to make this happen.

  3. Publication

    Digital platforms and the world of work in G20 countries: Status and Policy Action

    25 November 2021

    Innovations in digital technologies and the ability to quickly and cheaply exchange large amounts of data and information between individuals, businesses and devices have laid the foundation for the rise of the digital economy. These transformations extend to the world of work, in particular through the fast growth of digital labour platforms. This report was prepared for the Employment Working Group under Italian G20 Presidency (2021)

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    Policy Brief - Digitalisation of TVET and skills development: Leveraging technology to support lifelong learning

    25 November 2021

    This policy brief concentrates on the digital transformation of skills systems and how technologies affect them. It is focused on how skills systems themselves become digitised, not how they respond to the demand for skills arising from digitalisation in the labour market.

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    Digitalization of national TVET and skills systems: Harnessing technology to support LLL: An enquiry and action framework

    04 November 2021

    This report describes and updates the picture of digital vocational education and training, providing an overview of the issues surrounding digitalisation across the key functional areas of skills systems.

  6. ILO Working paper 38

    Freelance platform work in the Russian Federation: 2009–2019

    26 July 2021

    This paper traces the development of freelance platform work in the Russian Federation based on unique data from four online surveys conducted over the period 2009 and 2019 via the leading platform for creative and knowledge-based work and analyses the working conditions and well-being of the workers.