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 2015

  1. Indonesia: homeworkers and enterprises - survey findings

    16 December 2015

    Shares information on the characteristics of enterprises and provides information that could be used to strengthen the competitiveness of enterprises, while improving the welfare of workers with whom they cooperate.

  2. A study on the practices of employers in engaging homeworkers in West Java and Central Java Provinces

    16 December 2015

    This report presents the findings from the study as well as recommendations for APINDO and other relevant stakeholders to promote decent work for homeworkers.

  3. Coordination and role of key stakeholders in setting up and implementing policies and procedures to facilitate recruitment, preparation, protection abroad, and return and reintegration: Background paper to the 7th AFML

    15 December 2015

    There is a convergence of interests now among policy-makers within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) towards strengthening labour migration regimes by developing various institutional structures, processes and modalities of cooperation. The ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration has identified a number of guidelines on how best to promote international cooperation on labour migration. This paper will provide examples of cooperation under these guidelines and convey an understanding of the ‘state of the art’ in policies and programmes initiated with the cooperation of various actors in the ASEAN region, including governments at both national and local levels, civil society, the private sector, international organizations and multilateral and regional institutions. More specifically, it aims to explore how links amongst these various actors are created, strengthened and maintained, including the administrative structures put in place to support these cooperative mechanisms.

  4. The National Skills Development System in Bangladesh (2015)

    11 December 2015

    The EU-funded ‘Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform in Bangladesh (TVETR)’ project implemented by ILO helped develop strategies, tools and procedures envisioned in the National Skills Development Policy. This publication presents the main elements of this work that provide a foundation upon which future skills initiatives for Bangladesh will be built.

  5. Brochure for Barefoot Technicians in Mahatma Ghandi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

    03 December 2015

    MGNREGS

  6. Indonesia: Labour and social trends update November 2015

    02 December 2015

    This information is a brief update on the labour and social trends in Indonesia.

  7. Employable Skills for Improved Livelihoods of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from North Waziristan Agency (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2015

    In response to the request of the Government of Pakistan for support on humanitarian grounds, the UN system in Pakistan initiated a relief and rehabilitation operation for the Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from NWA.

  8. Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia and the Pacific: A Status Report

    01 December 2015

    Concerns for indigenous peoples’ rights and well-being are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to tackle poverty and inequality by empowering groups experiencing socioeconomic vulnerability. This report compiles, systematizes and analyses infor¬mation available from a range of sources on indigenous peoples in the world of work in 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific. It is intended as a tool for ILO constituents and development practitioners seeking initial information on these issues.

  9. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter December 2015

    01 December 2015

  10. Analytical report on the international labour migration statistics database in ASEAN: Improving data collection for evidence-based policy-making

    01 December 2015

    The report provides a broad-based quantitative analysis of the current and emerging trends in international labour migration into, from, and among the ten Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The report analyses some of the most common drivers underpinning these trends and argues that labour migration is likely to increase within the region over the short and medium term. The report’s key findings are drawn from the national level data collected through the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN. Its recommendations draw upon these findings as well as the available meta-data, to identify solutions and key directions for building a stronger evidence base to help improve policies on international labour migration in ASEAN.

  11. News@ILO, December 2015/January 2016

    01 December 2015

    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.

  12. Rural Roads Maintenance Training Modules for Engineers & Contractors

    01 December 2015

    Provides an overview of training modules on Rural Roads Maintenance

November 2015

  1. The ILO in the Philippines

    30 November 2015

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in the Philippines. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken in cooperation with the government, employers and workers organizations, and development partners on a wide range of work and work-place issues.

  2. Commercial Sexual exploitation and trafficking of children “in a nutshell”

    30 November 2015

  3. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: November 2015

    30 November 2015

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

  4. Media Training is Making a Difference

    27 November 2015

    PROPEL works to build capacity of the media to effectively report on disability. Informed media coverage helps disability advocates reach policymakers, businesses, workers, and others with key messages about the rights of disabled persons, and the positive contributions they can make to the workplace and communities.

  5. The state of social protection in ASEAN at the dawn of integration

    25 November 2015

    The ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection channels a growing consensus in the region that the establishment of Social Protection Floors is fundamental for reducing poverty and inequality and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.

  6. Working towards stronger labour rights in Bangladesh

    25 November 2015

    This leaflet gives an overview of ILO’s work in Bangladesh to support compliance with international labour standards especially those relating to freedom of association and collective bargaining

  7. My Guide to Overseas Employment: For i-Kiribati Graduates

    25 November 2015

    The Guide to Overseas Employment is a companion guide to the My Guide to Employment for Young People in the Pacific, which was produced by the ILO in 2013.

  8. Kiribati National Labour Migration Policy

    25 November 2015

    The Kiribati National Labour Migration Policy and Action Plan was approved by Cabinet in Kiribati in October 2015, following detailed tripartite consultation. The new NLMP promotes continued bilateral and regional dialogue and cooperation on labour migration, with the aim of strengthening Kiribati's existing labour migration arrangements and developing new opportunities. It ensures that the Government has a cohesive policy framework in which supply-side factors, such as the employability of labour market entrants and their access to skills training, are linked with demand-side factors in both the domestic and foreign labour markets.

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