Tag: International Labour Organization

COVID-19: ILO’s latest analysis of impact on the labour market

According to a recent report by the International Labour Organization, the Covid-19 pandemic is inflicting a triple shock on young people. Not only is the pandemic destroying their employment, but it is also disrupting their education and training and placing major obstacles in the way of those seeking to enter the labour market. Jealous Chirove, ILO’s Employment Specialist for East Africa, for more on this.

Call for private sector involvement in upskilling developing countries’ youth

With the gap between marketplace skills and education output widening, Africa and other developing countries will need to integrate private sector input in its curriculum development in order to produce employable youths. The International Labour Organization’s Regional Youth Employment Technical Specialist for Africa, Amal Mowafy spoke to CNBC Africa's Godfrey Mutizwa at the ongoing Islamic Development Bank annual meetings in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Kenya ranks low in productivity

According to the International Labour Organization, Kenya ranks low in Sub-Saharan Africa in productivity (GDP vis-a-vis hour worked), compared to similar economies globally.

More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global estimate

More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of...