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.

February 2015

  1. South Asia – Fact sheet - Children in labour and employment

    25 February 2015

  2. ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity in Myanmar

    25 February 2015

    This paper was prepared for the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a background study. It is based on data from previously published sources, information gathered in Myanmar's employees'and employers'forums and primary data collected through the Myanmar Marketing Research and Development Co. labour survey.

  3. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: January-February 2015

    25 February 2015

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

  4. ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Enhancing competitiveness and employability through skill development

    16 February 2015

  5. “Spotlight” – Special Youth Employment Edition

    11 February 2015

    This special Youth Employmentedition of Spotlight contains stories of how some young people in Asia Pacific have faced the youth employment crisis, and built promising futures for themselves through their own talents and determination.

  6. The Republic of Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS): Background and Rapid Assessment

    10 February 2015

    For the majority of the 20th century, the Republic of Korea was a country of net emigration, but it has entered the 21st century as a clear country of destination, in particular for workers from other Asian countries, who come to work mainly in small-and-medium sized enterprises and in agriculture. The Employment Permit System (EPS) is an example of a non-seasonal temporary labour migration programme that operates through bilateral government-to-government memoranda of understanding (MOU). This paper provides some background to the creation of the EPS, gives an overview of its functioning, and assesses its strengths and weaknesses in terms of migration governance and the protection of migrant workers. The paper is based mainly on existing desk-research as well as interviews with stakeholder representatives.

  7. Sixth Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    06 February 2015

    This sixth bi-annual newsletter of ILO Pakistan.

  8. Spotlight special ILO/Japan edition

    06 February 2015

    This special edition of "Spotlight" presents a number of inspiring individuals who the ILO/Japan Programme supported and brought many improvements, changing the lives of ordinary working people for the better.

  9. GMS TRIANGLE Newsletter 7, February 2015

    04 February 2015

    To date we have assisted 51,374 beneficiaries and obtained orders for US$1.2 million in compensation for migrant workers. The last quarter saw the project celebrate International Migrants' Day on 18 December in all six project countries, marking the end of a very busy year! We are already immersed in a productive 2015 and pleased to share with you some of the highlights of the end of 2014 in this newsletter.

  10. News@ILO, February 2015

    03 February 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.

  11. The future of work: Increasing reach through mobile technology

    02 February 2015

    This paper looks at the changing world of work, including the role of information and communications technology, and the new virtual, dispersed worker. It outlines mobile technology as a means of reaching the new workers, and collects challenges and lessons learned to inform future outreach.

  12. Asia‐Pacific Labour Market Update, February 2015

    02 February 2015

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 6 January 2015, with special coverage on high and rising income inequality trends and labour market policies to foster inclusive growth.

  13. GMS TRIANGLE Project Update: January 2015

    02 February 2015

    The Tripartite Action to Protect the Rights of Migrants Workers within and from the Greater Mekong Sub-region (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices, to ensure safe migration resulting in decent work. The project is operational in six countries: Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. In each country, tripartite constituents (government, workers’ and employers’ organizations) are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives – strengthening policy and legislation, building capacity of stakeholders and providing services to migrant workers. These goals are interdependent, with policy advocacy and capacity building activities driven by the voices, needs and experiences of workers, employers and service providers.

January 2015

  1. The ILO in Nepal

    28 January 2015

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Nepal. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  2. Building Human Capital through Labor Migration in Asia ADBInstitute

    26 January 2015

    This report summarizes major policy and practical issues discussed by international and Asian experts at the Fourth Roundtable on Labor Migration: Building Human Capital across Borders. The event was co-organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Tokyo from 27 to 28 January 2014. Drawing on the most recent data, the report outlines the trends in labor migration within Asia and between Asia and other—particularly OECD—countries. It also reviews the links between migration and human capital development and includes an overview of national initiatives and bilateral agreements on this issue. A review of the evidence on the impact of migration on family members “left behind” focuses on the health and education of children in households with a missing, migrant parent. Two statistical annexes provide the latest data on international migration flows within and from Asia, tracking the trends of labor migration in the region.

  3. Indonesia: Trends in wages and productivity January 2015

    16 January 2015

    Indonesia has sustained over a decade of economic growth and growth in wages and regular wage employment continue to outperform most other countries in the world.

  4. ASEAN IR Project fact sheet

    15 January 2015

    ASEAN-ILO/Japan Industrial Relations Project (ASEAN IR Project) aims to promote constructive industrial relations among the ASEAN countries; built capacity of the constituents through international exposure, exchange of experience and information on industrial relations; and support the ASEAN Secretariat to disseminate knowledge and information about good industrial relations practices among its members.

  5. Greener Business Asia (GBA) project

    15 January 2015

    The brochure for the Greener Business Asia (GBA) project outlines the objectives, strategy and components of this technical cooperation initiative. GBA works in Thailand and the Philippines, and is supported by the Government of Japan.

  6. Referral Directory: Services for Labour Migrants and Survivors of Trafficking (Cambodia 2014)

    12 January 2015

    This Referral Directory 2014 is an important tool for national & regional social workers, border authorities, and community-based service providers working with Cambodian migrants & trafficked persons and aims to assist these stakeholders to make appropriate and effective referrals for their clients.

  7. Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum

    12 January 2015

    This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.

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