Data sources

A collection of available data sources for finding information on global labour standards, supply chains and related issues…


UNCTAD statistics
data centre

The database contains basic and derived indicators for global trade with a unique coverage for countries and products and with a particular focus on developing and transition economies.


Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

ILOSTAT Data on labour statistics

The database contains a wide variety of indicators on labour markets and employment statistics with a global coverage.


Source: International Labour Organization

UNCTAD-Eora Global Value Chain Database

The database is a specialized statistical source on global value chains (input-output-tables) with a global coverage (189 countries, 1990-2018).

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), KGM & Associates Pty. Ltd.

NORMLEX – Information System on International Labour Standards

The database contains information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws.

Source: International Labour Organization

Labour Rights Indicators

The database contains codings of selected nine sources for 108 types of violations in law and practice. There are country profiles providing detailed information up until 2017).

Source: Global Labour University, Center for Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State University

ITUC Global Rights Index

The database contains the world’s worst countries for workers by rating 149 countries on a scale from 1 to 5+ on the degree of respect of workers’ rights. Violations are recorded each year from April to March.

Source: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

OECD – Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises

The database contains cases of the specific instances mechanism (National contact points – NCP) since 2000. Over 450 cases have been documented in over 100 countries.


Source: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements Hub (LP Hub)

The database documents labour provisions in trade agreements from more than 100 bi- and plurilateral regional trade agreements (RTAs), which engage about 140 economies.

Source: International Labour Organization

Database on transnational company agreements

The database contains all transnational company agreements and texts identified and documented by the ILO and the European Commission.


Source: International Labour Organization, European Commission

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