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.

March 2016

  1. Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue 3

    28 March 2016

    This issue of the Bulletin outlines the process and criteria used to adjust Cambodia’s minimum wage. The analysis is based on official statistics, mainly from the Ministry of Commerce, The Cambodia Investment Board, the National Institute of Statistics and the National Bank of Cambodia.

  2. Report to the Government: Assessment of the social security legislation for the ratification of the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102)

    24 March 2016

    This report contains a detailed legal assessment of existing social security provisions taking into account the requirements of Convention No. 102, and is intended to serve as a reference in view of a possible future ratification of Convention No. 102 by Mongolia. It formulates a number of recommendations and, on the basis of the analysis with the information made available to the ILO at the time of preparing this report, concludes that Mongolia is indeed in a position to ratify the Convention by meeting its minimum requirements.

  3. India: Safety and health for sandstone mine workers (2016)

    23 March 2016

    A manual for ensuring safe workplaces for sandstone mine workers in India. The publication was prepared by the Centre for Workers’ Management for ILO-IPEC and IndustriALL Global Union with funding from Irish Aid.

  4. Online course: Preventing and addressing forced labour and trafficking in persons in East and South-East Asia

    22 March 2016

    The online course was developed to help participants have a clearer understanding of issues such as forced labour, trafficking in persons, substandard working conditions and labour migration, as well as of the root causes and vulnerabilities that put people at risk of falling victims to labour exploitation.

  5. Guide on measuring migration policy impacts in ASEAN

    21 March 2016

    This Guide offers policy-makers and administrators a guide for evaluating how labour migration policies work in practice, based on documented experiences in ASEAN and other parts of the world. It starts with assessing the outcomes of labour market tests used to determine whether the migrant workers requested by employers are really needed.

  6. Labour practices in India

    15 March 2016

    The paper investigates labour practices in labour-intensive (garments, food processing), medium-tech (auto components, electronics assembly) and high-tech (IT services) sectors. It develops a typology of labour practices based on workers' roles in production (operator, high employee involvement and work team) and characterizes them by education, employment security, wages and supervision.

  7. Case studies in the international recruitment of nurses: Promising practices in recruitment among agencies in the United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines

    15 March 2016

    This report is a product of the ILO’s Decent Work Across Borders project: A Pilot project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers, funded by the European Union. Although the number of ethical recruitment agencies is increasing, many migrants continue to be exposed to the risk of being lured into exploitative employment by unscrupulous brokers, agencies and employers. Noting that a segment of the recruitment industry has been active in promoting fair and ethical recruitment standards, this publication raises the visibility of promising or good practices, emanating from this particular group of agencies.

  8. Review of the government-to-government mechanism for the employment of Bangladeshi workers in the Malaysian plantation sector

    11 March 2016

    Migrant workers form a key element in labour markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Bangladesh, like many other countries of origin, labour migration is a source of employment, and workers’ remittances are critical to poverty alleviation and for offsetting the foreign trade deficit. Malaysia is a major country of destination, where migrants make up approximately a quarter of the workforce. Migrant workers’ contributions are critical in several key economic sectors, including the multi-billion dollar palm oil industry.

  9. Compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET): Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

    08 March 2016

    This publication is a compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET) development in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It provides a critical analysis and assessment of the current state of skills development and TVET as well as reviews past and current policies, strategies, programmes and trends, and implications to the country’s socio-economic development and employment in these countries. Recommendations are made in identifying future skills and occupations needed given current and future employment levels.

  10. Ratify ILO Convention No. 151

    01 March 2016

    The LO/FTF Council is the Danish trade union council for international development cooperation and has been supporting the capacity building and advocacy for social dialogue in the public sector since 2003.

  11. Manual labour-based technology for rural road rehabilitation

    01 March 2016

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of rural road rehabilitation works using Labour-Based Technology.

  12. Trainer's guide labour-based technology for rural road rehabilitation

    01 March 2016

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of routine road maintenance works. These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors in Labour Based road construction have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing training program.

  13. Manual labour-based technology for rural road maintenance

    01 March 2016

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of routine road maintenance works.

  14. Trainer's guide labour-based technology for rural road maintenance

    01 March 2016

    These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors and Community Maintenance Groups in Labour-Based road maintenance have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing training programmes for road maintenance.

  15. Trainer's guide, tender & pricing, contracts & business management for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing training program.

  16. Manual pavement labour-based technology for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    This Manual comprises two parts; Part 1 one covers Rigid Pavements and Part 2 covers Flexible Bituminous pavements and has been prepared for the training and accreditation of small scale domestic contractors and their staff in the construction of specific types of rigid and flexible pavements suitable for rural road construction in Timor Leste through the use of Labour-Based Technology.

  17. Trainer's guide pavement labour-based technology for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors in the construction of rigid and flexible pavements using a predominately Labour Based approach have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing the training program.

  18. Post disaster needs assessment (PDNA) Brochure

    01 March 2016

    The PDNA is a mechanism for joint assessment and recovery planning following a disaster. Through this mechanism, the parties involved seek to assess the impact of a disaster and define a strategy for recovery, including the estimation of financial resources required. It pulls together information on the socio-economic aspects of damages, effects (economic losses, disaster caused changes in service delivery, governance and risk), impacts and needs, as well as highlights recovery priorities from a human recovery perspective. The cumulative result is a consolidated report that lends to a resilient recovery strategy.

  19. Newsletter Issue2: EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project

    01 March 2016

    The focus of this edition is to share the outcomes of the project activities car-ried out in the last few months and what has been planned for the year ahead. Additionally and as usual, it will have some analysis on recent poli-cy and strategic developments and related legislative regulations in the EU and China in the area of migration and mobility.

  20. News@ILO, March 2016

    01 March 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.

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