Design and implementation tools
Are you ready to take new steps and learn from good practices on how to design and implement effective employment policies for a job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?
Join this course today.
The Centre’s training methods include the latest analysis and case studies on the COVID-19 crisis, along with group exercises to apply technical knowledge to real-world problems.
Learn from ITCILO trainers and ILO specialists immersed in the field of employment policies.
This course is designed based on internationally recognized strategies and standards.
The course aims to build capacities among government officials, social partners and other relevant stakeholders in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating effective national employment policies. Participants will become acquainted with the employment policy-making process and related technical areas, and policy implementation strategies.
The course is aimed at the policy-makers, planners and technical staff of different ministries; and representatives of workers' and employers' organizations. Gender-balanced participation is desirable.
The COVID-19 crisis has severely affected employment around the world and has exacerbated existing inequalities and vulnerabilities for workers already at risk of poverty, including informal workers, women, and youth. Workers in service sectors (accommodation and food services, retail trade) and small and micro sized enterprises have been especially at risk of job losses, while those working in the informal economy and in non-standard employment are particularly vulnerable to suffering a severe decline in their income.
To date, many countries have announced unprecedented measures to boost the economy and employment. While these interventions have helped alleviate some of the impact, government will need to ensure that measures not only address the immediate phase of the crisis but also the transition to a job-rich recovery, and in the longer-term strengthen the resilience of economies and labour markets to adverse shocks. This requires far-reaching responses combining macroeconomic and sectoral policies, sustainable enterprise development, social protection and skills development policies as well as active labour market policies and institutional solutions. This requires the involvement of various stakeholders in their design and implementation.
In this context, national employment policies have a critical role to play. ILO’s approach to comprehensive national employment policies based on the Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122) provides a well-tested and robust framework for designing employment reactivation and recovery policies, by involving all key stakeholders to formulate concerted actions and consensus building measures through social dialogue. Employment policies have proven to be a successful entry point to prior crisis, as they offer a practical framework to ensure tailored policy responses.
Responding to the COVID-19 crisis requires adapting national employment policies to current challenges and promoting inclusive and job-rich recovery. Many countries are seeking ILO support in the assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on employment, and in the design of policy responses and promoting social dialogue.
As an integral part of a larger ILO response to the current crisis, the course contributes to addressing this increased demand and building the capacity of ILO constituents in designing effective and inclusive employment policies for a job-rich and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
The course aims at strengthening national capacities in the design and implementation of effective national employment policies by means of building on evidence and good practices. By combining insights from experts and practitioners, open debates on challenging issues, sharing of country-level experiences and other online participatory learning activities, the course objective is to strengthen the knowledge of decision-makers, project managers, representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations, civil society and development partners concerned with employment questions, and enhance their capacity to come up with innovative solutions that fit the specific needs of countries in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
By attending the course, participants will become acquainted with: (i) an employment policy-making process based on tripartite dialogue involving all actors; (ii) the main policy domains for an immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis and achieving a sustainable job-rich recovery; (iii) the key elements for an effective delivery of employment policies.
This online course includes interactive sessions (webinars) with participatory exercises and forum discussions, as well as presentations by subject matter specialists.
The programme is structured around seven modules, that deal with key issues in the current crisis context, such as:
Participants will learn about:
The goal of this course is to help participants understand:
The Turin Centre is known for its unconventional and effective learning methodologies.