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July 2013

  1. GMS TRIANGLE Activities in the Fishing Sector

    23 July 2013

    The GMS TRIANGLE project is collaborating with tripartite constituents and other stakeholders on a variety of interventions to improve conditions for workers in the Thai fishing sector.

  2. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 3rd issue

    15 July 2013

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

  3. Bangladesh country report: Trade and employment

    09 July 2013

    This publication is an outcome of a European Union funded project, which is being implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), entitled “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE)”. This project aims to provide its constituents with capacity building, sound research evidence, and a platform for discussion and formulation of national policies related to trade and employment. We believe that the findings of this report will be of great interest to all, particularly policy makers and the social partners in Bangladesh, who are concerned about the challenges that developing countries face in a globalized world.

June 2013

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: June 2013

    30 June 2013

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

  2. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, June 2013

    18 June 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism Project in Quang Nam" has issued its newsletter for June 2013. The publication reviews its major activities in the month and introduces upcoming events.

  3. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, June 2013

    17 June 2013

    The fourth quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam covers a range of news from the Viet Nam’s ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, the World Day Against Child Labour, Viet Nam’s delegation joining the International Labour Conference, the launching of major projects to the analysis of the safety situation in Viet Nam’s apparel industry after the Bangladesh tragedy. In this issue, the ILO also talks to President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc about skills and labour productivity on the occasion of the organization’s 50th anniversary.

  4. Better Work Vietnam newsletter, May-Aug 2013

    14 June 2013

    The Better Work Vietnam's newsletter highlights the project's major activities, including the Safety Fun Run, a joint initiative to help garment and textile SMEs in Viet Nam access European markets, and the programme's new funding.

  5. Social security/social protection in Nepal: Situational analysis

    14 June 2013

    The study reviews a comprehensive profile of existing systems, mechanisms and schemes related to social security/social protection in Nepal's formal and informal economies. This analysis provides challenges and discussions for a coherent national strategy for extending social security coverage in horizontal and vertical dimensions.

  6. Impact of trade in services on employment in Bangladesh: A case of the IT sector

    13 June 2013

    This report explores the impact and potential of the rise of Bangladesh’s IT exports, its linkages with employment and policies, and actions required for realizing that potential. It uses both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The qualitative techniques include an analysis of a database created from a survey of 300 IT firms in Bangladesh and responses from several interviews of stakeholders. The quantitative techniques use national accounts, labour force, and export and import data in simulation exercises. The report underlines the need for Bangladesh to consider policy measures for the enhancement of productivity and the competitiveness of IT enterprises. The report also emphasizes complementary policies such as skills training, amendment of different laws to facilitate online payment systems, education sector reforms, etc.

  7. Employment effects of FTA agreements: Perspective from Bangladesh

    13 June 2013

    This report looks at economy-wide impacts of three different FTA agreements: (a) a Bangladesh-India bilateral FTA; (b) a Bangladesh-Malaysia bilateral FTA; and (c) the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) agreement. The report explores how these bilateral and regional FTAs would affect the Bangladesh economy in terms of impact on consumer prices, exports, real wages and employment.

  8. Newsletter- Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - June 2013

    04 June 2013

    This "Newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries.

  9. Decent Work Country Programme Sri Lanka 2013-2017

    01 June 2013

    This document outlines the Decent Work Country Programme for Sri lanka for the period 2013-17.

  10. News@ILO, June-July 2013

    01 June 2013

    The June-July 2013 e-newsletter of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific contains the latest news from ILO in the region, a feature article on child domestic workers in Indonesia, a selection of the latest publications, and forthcoming events and meetings.

May 2013

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: May 2013

    31 May 2013

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

  2. Assessment of livelihood opportunities for returnees/internally displaced persons and host communities in Afghanistan

    20 May 2013

    This study undertaken by ILO Kabul for UNHCR Afghanistan, provides an overview of the economic activities of returnees and host communities on twenty-two high-return sights across all regions of Afghanistan. The report and its extensive annexes provide new and useful information that will inform and guide the design of pragmatic and effective interventions to enhance the livelihoods of the target populations and beyond.

  3. Snap shot of the joint child labour/common rule roadshow 03 April – 03 May 2013

    20 May 2013

    This Report provides a brief snapshot of the Joint Child Labour/Common Rule Road-show, which was conducted by the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations and the ILO in six provinces throughout the country. The Report highlights the major findings and concerns of the stakeholders in the provinces and communities on the issues of child labour and their recommendations, as way forwards on how they want these issues to be addressed.

  4. News@ILO, 1 May 2013

    01 May 2013

    The May 2013 e-newsletter of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific contains the latest news from ILO in the region, a feature article on safe migration for work in the Republic of Korea, a selection of the latest publications, and forthcoming events and meetings.

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