Improving the availability of labour statistics in support of evidence-based policies
In 2014, the ILO partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Bank under the Women’s Work and Employment Partnership, supported by Data2X, with the goal of addressing challenges in measuring work and employment to ensure that women are counted. The partnership supports research in two core areas: subsistence production and unpaid care work.
Project activities focus on providing evidence on good practices and for contributing to global work on time-use statistics under the leadership of the United Nations Statistics Division.
Between 2015 and 2017, the ILO conducted a 10-country pilot study to develop evidence on how best to update national labour force surveys to produce key headline labour market indicators aligned with the new standards adopted by the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in 2013. The results of the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the study have been consolidated in a number of guidelines and tools put together under the “LFS Resources” project. Many of these tools related to data collection (CAPI and PAPI methods), field operations management and microdata preparation have been developed in CSPro with the close collaboration of the United States Census Bureau in training supporting our staff.
ILO and Statistics Korea are engaged in a project for capacity-building and data-sharing on international labour migration. The project covers 25 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The first memorandum of understanding signed in 2015 has been successfully implemented from 2015 to 2019. A second MOU is now in place from 2020 to 2024.