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.

November 2016

  1. Youth employment policy summary - Cambodia

    01 November 2016

    Youth employment policy summary for Cambodia.

October 2016

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: October 2016

    31 October 2016

    A list of new publications that have just arrived at the ILO Knowledge Centre, Bangkok.

  2. Transformation of women at work in Asia: An unfinished development agenda

    31 October 2016

    This book examines the drivers of, and barriers to, participation of women in the Asian labour market for its socio-economic development and structural transformation.

  3. Strategy and implementation plan for promoting gender equality in the ILO’s R2J project, Balkh and Samangan Provinces, Afghanistan

    28 October 2016

    The Roads to Jobs (R2J) aims to create more and better jobs in two provinces of Northern Afghanistan, namely Balkh and Samangan. The project follows a market systems approach, based on Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), in order to address important underlying constraints inhibiting the way that selected market systems function for the benefit of target groups.

  4. Kingdom of Cambodia Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2016-2018

    27 October 2016

    The DWCP 2016-2018 for Cambodia was developed through intensive consultations between the ILO and its tripartite constituents, and it represents the joint commitments of the ILO and the tripartite partners to support national development priorities. It has benefited from an innovative My World of Work exercise designed to complement DWCP priorities identified by the tripartite constituents with the perceptions and aspirations of the Cambodian people at large. The DWCP also represents the ILO's contribution to the UNDAF.

  5. Manual for capacity building of DIFE inspectors on follow-up of preliminary safety assessments and CAP development

    20 October 2016

    This manual provides guidance for inspectors on how to follow up preliminary safety assessments of RMG factories and the development of Corrective Action Plans (CAPS).

  6. From mandatory HIV testing for access to work to voluntary testing and counselling at work

    19 October 2016

    This briefing note suggests the Chinese Government further extend its leadership in the fight against HIV and AIDS by abolishing mandatory HIV testing as a precondition for employment in the public service.

  7. The ILO in Asia and the Pacific

    19 October 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Its overarching goal is to achieve decent work for all so everyone can work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

  8. Minimum wage setting, implementation and working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the garment industry in Pakistan

    18 October 2016

    This report, drafted in 2015, analyses the legal and policy frameworks and the implementation of minimum wages in Pakistan, with a particular focus on the textile and garment sectors. 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. It also contributed to and complements the ILO’s work on minimum wage setting across the region.

  9. eNEWS@ILO India

    15 October 2016

    Read our October E-Newsletter featuring a story about ILO’s SIYB programme, a film on the rights and protection of domestic workers, new publications including an ILO-SAGE book on women at work in Asia, highlights of our latest activities and more.

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