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.

September 2017

  1. Case studies on youth employment in fragile situations

    20 September 2017

    Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, this joint report by ILO, UNDP and UNHCR presents examples of good practices from around the world, showcasing innovative approaches to youth employment that help to build peace and resilience in fragile and conflict affected situations.

  2. Electrical and electronics manufacturing in Thailand: Exploring challenges and good practices in the workplace

    20 September 2017

    This paper serves as an entry point to explore decent work challenges in Thailand’s Electrical and Electronics Industry. It is based on a desk review of employment-related challenges found at both industry and national level, complemented by good practice examples.

  3. Global Wage Report 2016/17 Asia and Pacific supplement: Wages in the Asia and Pacific: steady, but heterogeneous real growth

    19 September 2017

    The Global Wage Report of 2016/17 published by the ILO shows a deceleration since 2012, falling from 2.5 per cent to 1.7 percent in 2015.

  4. Asia-Pacific Labour Market Update, September 2017

    18 September 2017

    The Asia-Pacific Labour Market Update September 2017 provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of August 2017, with special focus on trends in casual work.

  5. Evaluation Summary: Improving the Garment Sector in Lao PDR: Compliance through Inspection and Dialogue Project: Project fact sheet

    14 September 2017

  6. Final evaluation report: Improving the Garment Sector in Lao PDR: Compliance through Inspection and Dialogue Project: Project fact sheet

    14 September 2017

  7. Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate: Project fact sheet

    12 September 2017

    The Philippines labour inspectorate system faces a number of challenges in providing labour inspection services to the country’s 945,000 registered establishments, covering around 7.8 million workers. A 2009 ILO Technical Audit of the Philippines labour inspectorate system, pointed to some of these challenges which included low coverage due to inadequate number of labour inspectors and limited capacity of labour inspectors in carrying out specialized inspections.

  8. Labour Migration From China to Europe: Scope and Potential

    06 September 2017

    The research presented in this report was conducted under the “EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project”, funded by the EU and jointly carried out by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  9. Executive Summary-Labour Migration From China to Europe: Scope and Potential

    06 September 2017

    The research presented in this report was conducted under the “EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project”, funded by the EU and jointly carried out by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  10. Attracting skilled international migrants to China: A review and comparison of policies and practices

    06 September 2017

    The report reviews the existing policies and practices of China concerning the attraction of foreign professionals and other skilled international migrants with a comparative analysis of talent attraction policies and their outcomes in Germany, Japan, and Singapore. Based on a comparative study, recommendations are put forward for China to improve its foreign talent policies and practices in order to be more successful in the international competition for talents.

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