Singapore resources

October 2021

  1. Labour productivity trends in Asia and the Pacific highlight uneven COVID-19 impacts

    Enhanced labour productivity is key to boost living standards and is prioritized in the Sustainable Development Goals. In Asia and the Pacific, growth in labour productivity has been instrumental in reducing poverty in recent decades.

September 2021

  1. Seventh technical Meeting of Focal Points on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    22 - 23 September 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) organized the Seventh Technical Meeting of Focal Specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN on 22 and 23 September 2021. The meeting is supported by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through the ILO's TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme.

  2. Recommendations of the 14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    These are the recommendations of the 14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour, held at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam and virtual on 6 and 8 September 2021.

  3. Getting older: Confronting Asia and the Pacific’s ageing labour force

    Asia and the Pacific’s ageing population is a trend that is expected to steadily increase. Ageing societies means older labour forces and higher old-age dependency ratios, increasing the pressures on economies to close pension and social protection coverage gaps.

  4. 14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    6 - 8 September 2021

  5. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is a regional tripartite platform to discuss issues faced by women and men migrant workers from and within ASEAN.

August 2021

  1. Implementation of recommendations from the 3rd to 12th ASEAN Forums on Migrant Labour (AFML)

    Progress review background paper for the 13th AFML

  2. Supporting migrant workers during the pandemic for a cohesive and responsive ASEAN Community

    Thematic background paper for the 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

  3. COVID-19 and the ASEAN labour market: Impact and policy response

    This policy brief highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour markets in the ASEAN region and looks at possible recovery scenarios. The brief shows estimates and projections of working-hour and employment losses, increased unemployment and inactivity, and labour income losses. It also describes the policy response of ASEAN and its Member States and provides some recommendations moving forward.

  4. ILO forecasts slow jobs recovery in ASEAN region

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine roll out likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery.