The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Decent Work and Decent Work Policies

IES, in a partnership led by Ergon Associates, was commissioned to undertake a study to assess the broad take-up of decent work policies at an international level, including the influence of major international organisations, before the onset global financial crisis. It also provided an evaluation of the developments in decent work policies in a number of emerging economies, notably Brazil, China and India, in light of the global financial crisis, establishing how the crisis impacted decent work promotion. The study also analysed the potential repercussions of global economic developments and accompanying decent work responses on EU labour markets. The study was based on an mixture of desk research and interviews with stakeholders and experts.