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.

December 2014

  1. Labour laws, the business environment and the growth of micro and small enterprises in South Asia

    15 December 2014

    This report provides empirical evidence on the influence labour related laws and regulations have on enterprise growth and the promotion of decent and productive employment.

  2. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, December 2014

    15 December 2014

    This is the 10th issue of ILO Viet Nam quarterly newsletter.

  3. Safety and health training manual for the commercial fishing industry in Thailand

    15 December 2014

    This Manual has been developed in consultation with ILO, NFAT, and the OSH Bureau in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour. Inputs were also provided by the Department of Fisheries, the Marine Department, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), and the Foundation for AIDS Rights (FAR). The Manual first outlines the various hazards and risks in fishing, and then presents modules for addressing these – based on the participatory risk assessment approach. The training is targeted at skippers, crew supervisors and vessel owners – as well as members of fisheries associations at national and provincial levels, and is designed primarily for purse seine boats and trawlers. The training can be delivered through multiple partners and platforms, including with the support of NFAT as well as the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare and the Department of Fisheries.

  4. Local resource-based road maintenance in the Philippines: A guide

    11 December 2014

    This Guide has been prepared for local government unit administrators and decision-makers from the provincial government level to the barangay (village). Other stakeholders, including public and non-government organizations involved in rural development and community leaders, may find this material helpful in their advocacies.

  5. Wages in Asia and the Pacific: Dynamic but uneven progress

    05 December 2014

    This supplement to the ILO’s Global Wage Report 2014/15 summarizes the main wage developments in Asia and the Pacific. It discusses how the region compares to the global picture and goes into the role that wage employment plays for women and men across Asia and the Pacific. Trends are presented in greater detail for each of the three subregions, East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia and some policy conclusions are drawn.

  6. ILO-DFID Partnership Programme on Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for Women Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East “Work in Freedom” (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The Programme aims to prevent trafficking of women and girls from Bangladesh, India and Nepal as migrant workers in major destination countries for migrant workers (India, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates). It will empower women and girls economically and socially, ensuring decent work conditions and better wages at both origin and destination countries.

  7. Occupational Safety and Health Development in Nepal (SHIELD) (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The project aims to initiate a comprehensive plan for promoting occupational safety and health services and reforming labour inspection system in Nepal.

  8. Indonesia: Labour and social trends update August 2014

    02 December 2014

    This information is a brief update on the labour and social trends in Indonesia based on the BPS labour force survey (Sakernas) August 2014.

  9. Design study of the single referral system for the extension of social protection in Indonesia: Background and justification, design of the single referral system (SRS), and roadmap for its implementation

    02 December 2014

    Describes the proposed design for the Indonesian SRS and provides useful guidance for the pilot implementation of the mechanism in the context of ongoing decentralization reforms.

  10. News@ILO, December 2014/January 2015

    01 December 2014

    The e-newsletter from the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific providing the latest developments and activities in the region, upcoming events and recent publications.

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