Research and Publications

The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok.

May 2017

  1. Lao People's Democratic Republic Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2017-2021

    26 May 2017

    The 2017–21 DWCP for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) provides a five-year framework for cooperation between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the national constituents (the Lao PDR Government and employers’ and workers’ organizations). The document represents the outcome of consultations that culminated in a final tripartite endorsement in Vientiane on 3 March 2017. It reflects the priorities of the national constituents as well as findings of a review of the DWCP 2011–15 and an analysis of decent work trends, opportunities and challenges in Lao PDR.

  2. World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

    24 May 2017

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.

  3. Good Labour Practices Programme Report

    23 May 2017

    The EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights Project is charged with a revision and expansion of the 2012 Good Labour Practices Programme (GLP) which taught workplace labour standards in the Thai shrimp-peeling industry. A revised programme must respond to the urgent changes in the Thai and global seafood industries in the last few years.

  4. Handbook on career counselling (In English and Bangla)

    17 May 2017

    This handbook on career counselling has been developed to share practical guidelines for those working with survivors of traumatic incidents

  5. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR): Project fact sheet

    16 May 2017

    The long-term goal of the FAIR project is the reduction in deceptive and coercive practices during the recruitment process and in violations of fundamental principles and rights at work, as well as other human and labour rights, by enhancing safe migration options, and ensuring effective regulation of public and private employment agencies and accountability for unscrupulous actors.

  6. ILO Fights Child Labour

    15 May 2017

    This infographic illustrates ILO’s work with respect to elimination of child labour.

  7. eNews@ILO India

    15 May 2017

    Read our May E-Newsletter featuring a new video series titled ‘Meet the Experts’, an article on how good workplace practices result in safety and health of workers, news from the world of work and more.

  8. A Study on the Future of Work in the Pacific

    15 May 2017

    In the Pacific, the High-Level Dialogue on Future of Work is being held in Fiji in May 2017, with the participation of the heads of ILO’s tripartite constituents from eleven member states in the Pacific. This report intends to provide the participants in the Dialogue with the background on employment and labour issues in the Pacific, which will then form the basis for future of work discussions. Such discussions will make contribution to the development and implementation of the Decent Work Country Programs (DWCPs) in the Pacific, which reflects the ILO and its Constituents’ commitment to achieve the SDGs.

  9. Pakistan’s hidden workers - Wages and conditions of home-based workers and the informal economy

    10 May 2017

    This report sets out the findings of research carried out between May and December 2016 in two locations in Karachi looking at Pakistan’s informal economy and the supply chains existing within the textile and garment sector. The report has been undertaken by the ILO’s Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector, funded by GIZ and BMZ, on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany

  10. Barriers to pay equality in Pakistan - The gender pay gap in the garment sector

    10 May 2017

    This report sets out to examine pay inequality in Pakistan and, in particular, in the country’s garment sector. The report has been undertaken by the ILO’s Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector, funded by GIZ and BMZ, on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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