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.

October 2017

  1. More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Pakistan (Project fact sheet)

    19 October 2017

    In partnership with the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan and the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the ILO office for Pakistan is implementing the project that aims to foster a partnership approach between MNEs and their direct suppliers on advancing socially responsible labour practices.

  2. eNews@ILO India

    16 October 2017

    “Read the October e-news featuring an article on the ILO barefoot technicians training programme, videos of experts, latest publication and more.”

  3. Developing Asia's garment and footwear industry: Recent employment and wage trends

    11 October 2017

    This brief presents the latest employment and wage estimates in 12 major garment-producing countries in developing Asia

  4. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Note: Malaysia (July - September 2017)

    06 October 2017

    On 1 July 2017 the Government started a crackdown on irregular workers and employers who failed to register their workers after the deadline passed for migrants to register for an E-Card. By the 21 July, Malaysian authorities had arrested over 3,300 undocumented workers and 84 employers. Due to fear of detention and deportation many migrant workers have gone into hiding, leaving in particular the construction and plantation industries with a labour shortage.

  5. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Note: Lao People's Democratic Republic (July - September 2017)

    06 October 2017

  6. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Note: Thailand (๋July - September 2017)

    06 October 2017

    In September, the Ministry of Labour initiated a review of the 1979 Royal Decree that prohibits foreigners in Thailand from working in 39 occupations. Currently, an exemption is made for migrants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam countries so that they can work as “labourers and domestic helpers”.

  7. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Note: Viet Nam (July - September 2017)

    06 October 2017

    In July, a draft scheme prepared by MOLISA on sending 54,000 skilled workers abroad costing VND1.3 trillion was shared widely among the public for input.

  8. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Note: Myanmar (July - September 2017)

    06 October 2017

    Large numbers of migrants returned from Thailand due to the announcement of a new law related to the employment of migrants, increasing penalties for employers and migrants working in irregular situations. In some cases, employers dismissed migrants for fear of arrest and in others migrants left for fear of imprisonment. During this period, many migrants who returned attempted to get passports in Myanmar in order to be able to return to Thailand legally. Every documentation centre posted detailed information on this process.

  9. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Note: Cambodia (July - September 2017)

    06 October 2017

    Following the adoption of the new Thai law, thousands of migrant workers returned to Cambodia. On 30 June, the Thai Government suspended the implementation of the Decree for 120 days, during which there would be no crackdowns on illegal workers. However, the exodus of migrant workers continued.

  10. Planning for success: a manual for domestic workers and their organizations

    04 October 2017

    This manual aims to help domestic workers and their organizations to understand and learn how to plan for success. It explains what is effective planning, and why planning can help domestic workers to realize both their organizational and personal goals. It provides planning tools and shows how to plan effectively for successful results.

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