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.

January 2016

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2016

    19 January 2016

    The World Employment and Social Outlook is the ILO’s flagship report on world of work issues. Exploring the inter-connected nature of macroeconomic policies on the one hand, and employment and social outcomes on the other, it analyses which policy combinations are most effective in delivering high employment and balanced incomes. The publication also provides readers with the most up-to-date global as well as regional labour market and social indicators.

  2. Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP) (Project fact sheet)

    19 January 2016

    The project aims to enhance the availability and reliability of transport connectivity for rural communities in the thirty-three (33) districts in Nepal. It will assist in building bridges and maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading of the local road networks and river crossing.

  3. ILO Pacific News - December 2015

    18 January 2016

    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.

  4. What Does the Minimum Wage Do in Developing Countries? A Review of Studies and Methodologies

    14 January 2016

  5. The rise of the «just-in-time workforce»: On-demand work, crowdwork and labour protection in the «gig-economy»

    14 January 2016

  6. The effects of non-standard forms of employment on worker health and safety

    14 January 2016

  7. ILO Nepal Decent Work Newsletter Bi-annual, issue 4, December 2015

    05 January 2016

    The latest newsletter reflects on the issues of workers, employers, social protection, and human stories - rebuilding lives from natural disaster and returnees migrant women and forced labour.

  8. Employment impacts of enterprise restructuring in the transition to the green economy: Case Studies on metallurgy, building materuals and energy enterprises in China

    04 January 2016

    The publication presents the results of the research covering enterprises of different ownership systems and scales within the metallurgy, building materials and energy sectors in China. It provides case studies and further evidence pertaining to the employment implications of enterprise restructuring in the transition to the green economy, to include impact in job losses and gains; impact on job quality; income; career development, others. It also tackles role of trade unions in the green restructuring. It promotes a better understanding of the impacts on workers and presents practicable approaches undertaken by governments (national and local), industry and enterprises, as well as trade unions in response to possible negative impacts and to maximize the potential benefits for workers.

  9. Non-standard forms of employment in some Asian countries: A study of wages and working conditions of temporary workers

    02 January 2016

  10. Structural change and non-standard forms of employment in India

    01 January 2016

December 2015

  1. News@ILO Philippines, October-December 2015

    31 December 2015

    The 4th quarter enewsletter from the ILO Country Office for the Philippines provides latest developments and activities in the country, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  2. Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines: Country report

    31 December 2015

    Overcoming the twin challenges of child labour and the youth decent work deficit will be critical to progress in the Philippines towards its broader social development goals.

  3. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 7th issue

    31 December 2015

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

  4. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: December 2015

    30 December 2015

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

  5. The rights of child jockeys in spring horse racing

    25 December 2015

    Horse racing events have been evolving from part of the traditional festive culture into a highly commercialized profit-oriented activity that takes place not only in summer but throughout the year in winter and spring seasons when children face a high level of risk of various injuries, and even fatalities.

  6. Newsletter of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP), Issue 8, December 2015

    24 December 2015

    Welcome to the 8th issue of ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP)’s newsletter. In this issue, you will find ‘Featured Story: International Migrants Day 2015’; ‘Featured Event: The Successful Launch of the International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN at the 8th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML), 26-27 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’; as well as ASEAN TRIANGLE Project’s new publications.

  7. Ringing in a New Era of Development Cooperation

    23 December 2015

    The ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy for 2015-17 has increased the ILO's focus, re-emphasized our effectiveness, and updated our approaches to capacity development, partnerships and resource mobilization. This brochure describes these innovations.

  8. Improving labour market data sources in Myanmar through support to the National Labour Force and School-to-Work Transition Survey (Final Evaluation Summary)

    22 December 2015

    Evaluation consultant: Ganesh P. Rauniyar

  9. Internal Labour Migration in Myanmar: Building an evidence-base on patterns in migration, human trafficking and forced labour

    21 December 2015

    This report presents the results of a survey conducted in mid-2015 among 7,295 internal labour migrants across all 14 states/regions in Myanmar. The respondents were interviewed about jobs in 13 industries in the private sector, including construction, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, forestry, domestic work and others. Analysis of the survey data points to patterns in the recruitment, migration, working and living conditions among respondents, as well as indicators of abuse and exploitation imposed on workers by employers and recruiters.

  10. Selecting the road to more and better jobs

    17 December 2015

    Sector selection report of the road to jobs project in northern Afghanistan

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