To improve 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.
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 expected to cover the period from 2020 to 2024.
In November 2017, the ILO partnered with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to advance survey methods for producing statistics on volunteer work. Volunteers contribute their time and skills to help others through organizations such as NGOs, or directly in their communities. Between 2018 and 2021 the ILO and UNV will work with interested national statistical offices to test a module on volunteer work suitable for attachment to national labour force surveys. We will also release updated practical guidance and support countries to include the module in their labour force surveys.
The ILO and the Mastercard Foundation launched a project to provide comprehensive national-level data on youth in the labour market, including indicators on the transition from school to work. During the one-year project, the Mastercard Foundation is supporting the ILO to create a new, regularly updated database, called YouthSTATS.
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is a multi-stakeholder network of more than 150 data champions harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Its members represent the full range of data producers and users, including governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies and data communities. The Global Partnership serves as a convener, connector and catalyst, encouraging collaboration among stakeholders to fill critical data gaps and ensure data is accessible and usable.