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.

August 2016

  1. Perspectives on children’s work and schooling: Evidence from a longitudinal study in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India

    30 August 2016

    The ILO is committed to promoting decent work for all including complete elimination of child labour. Using data from a longitudinal study of children’s use of time (spanning seven years in the lives of 1,000 children), this paper examines the relationship between childhood work experience and later educational outcomes.

  2. Basic English and Arabic words for Care Work: Promoting Decent Work for Care Providers – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up care work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  3. Basic English and Arabic words for Electrical trade: Promoting Decent Work for Electricians– Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up the electrical trade basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  4. Basic English and Arabic words for Construction Trade: Promoting Decent Work for Construction Workers’ – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up construction work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  5. Basic English and Arabic words for Housekeeping trade: Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up domestic work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  6. Regional guidelines on the return and reintegration of migrant workers participating in the Employment Permit System of the Republic of Korea

    25 August 2016

    Since 2012, the ILO-Korea Partnership Programme labour migration component has focused on migration and development. Research and national and regional workshops have focused on return and reintegration, leading to the development and adoption of these Regional Guidelines on Return and Reintegration Programmes.

  7. Smart remittance guide for workers migrating to the Republic of Korea

    25 August 2016

    The Smart Remittance Guide has been prepared for migrant workers to inform them of the procedures to send remittances from the Republic of Korea through regular channels. The purpose of distributing this information is to improve migrant workers’ ability to send home remittances in a safe, cost-conscious, and transparent manner. Since 2012, the ILO-Korea Partnership Programme labour migration component has focused on migration and development. Research on remittance service in the Republic of Korea and remittance sending patterns of migrant workers in the Republic of Korea have led to the production of this brochure.

  8. Law and practice: the recruitment of low-skilled Pakistani workers for overseas employment

    23 August 2016

    The report studies the prevailing recruitment practices in Pakistan with a focus on low-skilled migrant workers. It describes the current legal and policy frameworks, looks at actual practices and provides recommendations on how to make enforcement of recruitment regulations more efficient and equitable.

  9. Labour migration from Pakistan: 2015 status report

    23 August 2016

    This report captures the latest trends in labour migration from Pakistan by bringing together all available statistics from a range of Government departments/units until 2015. It also highlights the achievements of the Government till date, remaining challenges and suggests ways forward.

  10. The cost of migration: What low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan pay to work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

    23 August 2016

    This report presents the findings of a survey on migration expenses that Pakistani workers paid to secure jobs in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The focus is on low-skilled migrants, who are the most vulnerable because of their low educational qualifications and limited asset base.

  11. eNews@ILO India

    16 August 2016

    E-Newsletter from the ILO’s Office in India, August 2016

  12. Weak minimum wage compliance in Asia’s garment industry

    11 August 2016

    Minimum wages can be an important part of the policy toolkit to meet the needs of workers and their families. However, minimum wages do not adequately fulfill this role if non-compliance is widespread. This research note shows that a large proportion of workers in the garment, footwear, and textiles sector in seven garment-exporting countries in Asia are paid below the minimum wage.

  13. Skills, access to finance, regulatory reform, and ASEAN regional integration: Challenges and policy directions for enterprises (2016)

    10 August 2016

    Studies indicate that a variety of challenges hinder further inflow of investment into the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao. Lack of skills and limited human resources, limited access to financial services and a discouraging regulatory environment, along with anticipated challenges related to regional economic integration place critical constraints on businesses. This policy report of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), predicated on a technical project supported by ILO’s Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP), provides policy recommendations based on a 2014 LNCCI/ILO survey, research and consultations with private sector and key stakeholders.

  14. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 8th issue

    08 August 2016

    Welcome to the 8th issue of ILO Colombo’s newsletter. In this issue, you will find stories from our projects, updates on events and other information.

  15. Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending Social Security Coverage in ASEAN (2016-2018): Project Fact sheet

    05 August 2016

    Supported by the Government of Japan.

  16. News@ILO, August 2016

    01 August 2016

    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.

July 2016

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

    31 July 2016

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

  2. PLEDGE project operations manual

    29 July 2016

    This manual is a product of Participatory Action Research undertaken by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) and its partners.

  3. eNews@ILO India

    29 July 2016

    E-Newsletter from the ILO’s Office in India, July 2016

  4. 21st century herder: Module 9 on Improvement of income and productivity through enhanced skills in product making

    25 July 2016

    This module on Improvent of income and productivity through enhanced skills in product making is a part of the self-learning package "21st Century Herder". The module is available only in Mongolian.

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