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 2014

  1. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) Background information booklet

    01 October 2014

    The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour(AFML) is a regional tripartite platform to discuss issues faced by women and men migrant workers from and within ASEAN.

September 2014

  1. Gender and Migration from Bangladesh [Report's overview]

    30 September 2014

  2. Gender and Migration from Bangladesh: Mainstreaming Migration into the National Development plans from a Gender perspective

    30 September 2014

    The study presents various dimensions and challenges of labour migration by women in Bangladesh.

  3. Typhoon Bopha: Joint response for post-calamity interventions, local resource-based employment generation and livelihood recovery

    30 September 2014

    The project was granted to the International Labour Organization (ILO) in May 2013, several months after Typhoon Bopha locally known as Pablo devastated the three municipalities of Davao Oriental, namely: Baganga, Cateel and Boston.

  4. Newsletter of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP), Issue 2, September 2014

    30 September 2014

    Welcome to the 2nd issue of ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP)’s newsletter. In this issue, you will find ‘ATP Mid-term evaluation’; ‘Featured Story: Implications of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 for employers’ organizations (EOs)’; as well as updates on events and ATP publications from June-September 2014.

  5. National nursing core competency standards - Training modules for the Philippines

    30 September 2014

    The training module overall objective is to improve nursing eduction and practice through the enhancement of the core competencies of nursing practitioners and students.

  6. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: September 2014

    30 September 2014

    Provides list of new publications at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok.

  7. Assessment of the readiness of ASEAN Member States for implementation of the commitment to the free flow of skilled labour within the ASEAN Economic Community from 2015

    29 September 2014

    Recognition of the skills of migrant workers within ASEAN is an important feature of the ASEAN Economic Community (ACE) 2015, with significant economic and social benefits for ASEAN Member States. It is envisaged that over time the entire region will become more competitive globally and increasingly attractive to international investors looking for counties with a skilled workforce. Since 2015 is fast approaching, it is important to take stock of developments on the ACE goal of the free flow of skilled labour in the ASEAN Member States and assess the present state and directions to which such goals can be achieved, with the goal to determine the possible next steps in ASEAN.

  8. Assessing the impact of ASEAN economic integration on labour markets

    25 September 2014

    This study estimates the implications of the regional integration initiatives on ASEAN Member States using a cutting-edge computable general equilibrium model. In addition to gauging the effects on welfare, trade and economic structure, it considers the ramifications for labour markets.

  9. Income security for older persons in Viet Nam: Social pensions

    17 September 2014

    This policy brief developed by the ILO and the UNFPA in Viet Nam found out that inflation has eroded the social pension by 33 per cent from 2010.

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