Decent work in the circular economy: an overview of the existing evidence base

The transition to a circular economy could lead to the creation of millions of new jobs. At the same time, this shift calls for informed policies that promote both job quality and environmental sustainability. However, a new report has shown a lack of research in developing countries, where the vast majority of waste management and recycling jobs are located. The report has been produced by the International Labour Organization, the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) Programme at the World Bank, and Circle Economy – a non-governmental organization that promotes sustainable development and the circular economy.* The report, Decent Work in the Circular Economy: An Overview of the Existing Evidence Base , says that current research on jobs in the circular economy fails to fully address the impact circular economy interventions have on people in countries in the Global South, atypical workers, women, migrants, youth and vulnerable populations.