Decent Work in the Circular Economy: An Overview of the Existing Evidence Base is a joint report by Circle Economy, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) Programme of the World Bank, with support from the Goldschmeding Foundation.
This paper is the initial product of the three partners’ larger “Jobs in the Circular Economy” effort. The initiative aims to identify various gaps in the evidence foundation for circular jobs through cooperation with an international community of research institutions, industry representatives, social partners, governments, and public authorities.
The report examines research gaps and five major themes that capture the main points of the available evidence. These themes, which include labour market and sectoral transformation, informality and the circular economy, work reallocation and skills development, working conditions and social protection, and gender discrimination and social equity, represent significant opportunities and challenges for the circular economy’s ability to build a more just and inclusive society.
In this paper, Circle Economy, the ILO, and S4YE issue a call to action to improve the evidence in three key areas to fulfil the full potential of the circular economy:
- More in-depth and inclusive research on decent work and the circular economy.
- Global and social justice-led research and policy.
- Joint advocacy and data partnerships.
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