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.

August 2013

  1. Report of the 8th session of the sub-regional advisory committee meeting (SURAC)

    15 August 2013

    The objective for the 8th session of SURAC was to share information, report on progress and explore future cooperation among tripartite constituents and other key partners in the GMS and ASEAN regions.

  2. Monitoring and evaluation of the application of the VAMAS Code of  Conduct 

    15 August 2013

    This report outlines the process, outcome and future recommendations  for monitoring and evaluating the  application of the Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS) Code of  Conduct (COC‐VN). This is based on a  VAMAS report, but has been slightly adapted so as to serve as a reference for similar self‐regulation mechanisms that are being considered in a number  of other countries sending workers abroad.    

  3. Review of remittance-backed products in the Philippines

    09 August 2013

    This reviews the Philippine remittance environment and provides the reader with what are considered current and cutting-edge in the Philippine remittance environment, how the existing industry practices and regulatory measures can contribute to development gains, the gaps and hindrances that could be addressed through regulation, competition, or improvement of financial mindsets.

  4. Background paper: Progress on the implementation of the recommendations adopted at the 3rd and 4th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    09 August 2013

    This paper consolidates and summarizes the activities, experiences, good practices and challenges of key stakeholders in implementing the recommendations from the 3rd and 4th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour.

  5. Use of foreign labour to meet labour shortages in dynamic East and South-East Asian economies

    09 August 2013

    This paper reviews how skills shortages have developed during the transformation of the economies of East and South-East Asia’s more dynamic economies, the adjustments made by firms to these shortages and how governments tried to anticipate and remedy them through education and training and through immigration.

  6. Economic class and labour market inclusion: Poor and middle class workers in developing Asia and the Pacific

    07 August 2013

    This paper examines quantitative trends and characteristics of the poor, near poor and middle class working population in developing Asia and the Pacific. With special focus on Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Viet Nam, it provides empirical evidence for policies that would help reduce working poverty, foster middle class jobs and promote inclusive labour market.

  7. Labour Migration Structures and Financing in Asia (India, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka) (RAS151)

    01 August 2013

  8. Decent work for all, August 2013 news update

    01 August 2013

    The August 2013 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a feature on the coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention on 20 August 2013, latest news on ILO-EU Decent Work across Borders’ policy dialogue, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  9. ILO India Newsletter, April-June 2013

    01 August 2013

    Quarterly E-Newsletter from the ILO’s Office in India, April - June 2013, Volume 2, Issue 2

  10. News@ILO, August 2013

    01 August 2013

    The August 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 labour in India, a selection of the latest publications, and forthcoming events and meetings.

July 2013

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

    31 July 2013

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

  2. Skill Development Initiative-Modular Employable Skills Scheme: Feedback from the field

    24 July 2013

    This report has been developed by the ILO for the Directorate General of Employment and Training, MoLE with a view to strengthen the implementation of the SDI-MES scheme. The report includes key issues and recommendations made at an SDI-MES experience sharing workshop held at Bhopal on 24 May 2013.

  3. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, July 2013

    24 July 2013

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

  4. GMS TRIANGLE Project Update: June 2013

    23 July 2013

    Tripartite Action to Protect Migrant Workers from Labour Exploitation (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices. The project is operational in five countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam, with activities in China to follow. In each country, governments and social partners are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. Gabay impormasyon para sa mga migranteng kasambahay sa Lebanon (In Tagalog)

    28 June 2013

    Sa Lebanon, ang International Labour Organization ay nakipag-ugnayan sa mga awtoridad na Lebanese at civil society sa isang dayalogo upang makabuo ng mga polisiya para siguraduhin ang mga tuntunin at kundisyon sa pagkakaroon ng disenteng trabaho para sa mga migranteng kasambahay.

  3. Pacific Disability Forum Outcome Statement- Pacific Regional Forum on Youth with Disabilities Promoting Disability Perspective in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

    21 June 2013

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