Project Description

The changing workplace in Africa

Across Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes in the workplace. The International Labour Organisation has conducted continent-wide surveys and interviews with firms to find out how the disruption caused by the virus is playing out. The report details how hybrid work is here to stay and how firms have harnessed productivity improvements during the pandemic, but other matters such as gender inequality took a backward step. The issues identified in the report have wide-ranging implications for public policy and suggest the need for accelerating policy and institutional reforms for an enabling business environment, including the vast body of employment law that will need to be updated.

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Deborah France-Massin

Director: Bureau for employers activities

International Labour Organisation

Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon

Assistant director general and regional director for Africa

International Labour Organisation

Cas Coovadia


Business Unity South Africa

Jonathan Goldberg


Global Business Solutions

Francis Herd