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.

May 2015

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: May 2015

    31 May 2015

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

  2. International Labour Migration Statistics - A Guide for Policymakers and Statistics Organizations in the Pacific

    29 May 2015

    This report has been produced as part of the Pacific Climate Change and Migration (PCCM) Project entitled, ‘Enhancing the Capacity of Pacific Island Countries to Manage the Impacts of Climate Change on Migration’. The PCCM Project is a three-year project (2013-2016) funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  3. The ILO in the Philippines

    27 May 2015

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in the Philippines. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken in cooperation with the government, employers and workers organizations, and development partners on a wide range of work and work-place issues.

  4. Extending Social Protection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province through Building a Social Protection Floor within the Framework of a Social Protection Policy (Project fact sheet)

    27 May 2015

    In partnership with the Japan Social Safety Net Asia and the Pacific (JSSNP), the ILO in Pakistan is working closely with the Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa to develop and pilot a Social Protection Floor targeting the 27 million inhabitants of the province , of which 39 per cent live below the poverty datum line and are in need of basic social transfers and social services (health, education, food distribution, shelters, etc.) . This will be achieved through Capacity Strengthening initiatives of key policy makers and ILO’s Social Partners, development of a provincial Social Protection Guided by Recommendation 202 -concerning National Floors of Social Protection , Analytical Research to generate evidence on existing initiatives and where the gaps in the exist and the development of a broader approach to advocacy and awareness on Social Protection.

  5. Employing returning migrant workers' to support their professional reintegration

    27 May 2015

  6. Women in the labour market in China

    26 May 2015

    This paper reviews the recent trends in women’s labour force participation in China. Although the rate is relatively high in China, it has declined in recent years, as has the employment to population ratio.

  7. ASEAN Small Business Competitiveness Programme (SBC) - Tourism (Project fact sheet)

    22 May 2015

    This project targets self-employed operators of microenterprises in the informal sector, especially those in marginalized communities. By providing MSMEs with Small Business Competitiveness training (SBC), this project aims to help them address the challenges they face and improve their competitiveness.

  8. Enterprise Development, Growth and Enhancement (EDGE) (Fact sheet)

    21 May 2015

    EDGE is an innovative training approach for employers’ organizations and business associations to assist their SME members develop the skills needed to improve productivity, competitiveness, and working conditions.

  9. Nepal Earthquake April 2015 Preliminary Employment Impact Assessment

    21 May 2015

    This note analyses the employment impact of the recent earthquakes in Nepal.

  10. The changing nature of jobs reflects growing insecurity

    21 May 2015

    This research note provides a brief overview of the latest edition of the ILO's flagship World Employment and Social Outlook, entitled "The Changing Nature of Jobs". The main findings are presented with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

  11. GMS TRIANGLE Project fact sheet

    21 May 2015

    The Tripartite Action to Protect Migrants Workers from Labour Exploitation (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, to ensure safer migration resulting in decent work. The project is operational in five countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam and will expand activities into Myanmar in 2013. In each country, tripartite constituents government, workers‘ and employers’ organizations) are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives.

  12. Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) (Fact sheet)

    20 May 2015

    C-BED is a low cost, easy to implement training approach designed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help institutions support entrepreneurs and micro-business owners start new businesses or improve existing businesses.

  13. World Employment and Social Outlook: The Changing Nature of Jobs

    19 May 2015

    The World Employment and Social Outlook is the ILO’s new 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.

  14. Project for the Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province (Project fact sheet)

    18 May 2015

    With funding from the Human Security Trust Fund (UN-HSTF), the ILO in Pakistan is implementing a UN Joint Program on livelihood restoration in collaboration with FAO and UN Women in the Province of Sindh. This project was designed in response to the July 2010 monsoon rains which flooded a significant part of Pakistan with Sindh Province being hardest hit. The UN Joint program aims to restore and protect the livelihoods of the vulnerable rural population in Sindh by improving their on-farm productive capacities and off-farm income generating activities.

  15. Social protection on assessment based national dialogue: Definition and cost of a social protection floor in Mongolia

    15 May 2015

    Between June 2013 and January 2015, Mongolia conducted an assessment based national dialogue on social protection, with the support of the United Nations Country Team. This exercise aimed to set common priorities that can define and help estimate the cost of a social protection floor in Mongolia. Those results are shared in this report.

  16. Mid-Term Evaluation of Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact (SALM)

    13 May 2015

    The purpose of the mid-term evaluation is to draw lessons from the implementation of the project with a view to assessing whether the project goals and objectives are still relevant. Based on this, the evaluation will assess to what extent the project is on track to reach its objectives and targets and provide recommendations for improvements. McGregor, Elaine, Maastricht University; Marchand, Katrin Maastricht University

  17. Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) (Project fact sheet)

    13 May 2015

    In partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and development (DFATD)-Canada, the ILO in Pakistan is implementing the largest Gender Project in South Asia which aims to improve gender equality in the world of work. The project is premised on ILO’s conviction that, gender equality in the world of work is a fundamental matter of human rights, social justice and is instrumental in achieving social and economic development goals.The project has three main objectives which include strengthening national mechanisms to promote equal employment and opportunities for women, enhance skills and employability of women in rural and urban areas of selected districts and strengthen the capacity of the media to raise awareness on issues related to working women in both the formal and informal economy.

  18. Needs assessment for the private sector in the Philippines: Disaster preparedness, response and recovery

    13 May 2015

    Together with ILO ACT/EMP, the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is working to develop strategies and practical tools that can be deployed to enterprises in the Philippines on disaster preparedness, response and recovery. If enterprises are equipped with basic knowledge and prevention tools, they will be able to rebound from disasters, resume normal operations and be able to provide more jobs to people in affected areas. This report provides recommendations for the leadership role ECOP, as the nation’s chief representative organization for enterprises, can assume on this front

  19. Newsletter-ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries - May 2015

    11 May 2015

    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.

  20. Return and reintegration to the Philippines: An information guide for migrant Filipino health workers

    11 May 2015

    Return and reintegration in this booklet shall refer to the process of going back to one’s country of origin (in this case the Philippines), including preparation and implementation. Return may be voluntary or enforced.

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