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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 2008

  1. GET Ahead for women in enterprise training package and resource kit

    01 May 2008

    Targets women in poverty who want to start or are already engaged in small-scale business.

  2. Pakistan employment trends 2008: Youth

    01 May 2008

    Provides information and analysis focusing on young people. It presents a quantitative assessment of the realities of Pakistan’s youth labour market and identifies the challenges facing young people.

April 2008

  1. Strengthening Regional Skills Network through Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific: report of ILO/SKILLS-AP/Korea Second Technical Meeting of the Regional Skills Network Partner Organizations in Asia and the Pacific, SIVAT, Incheon, Republic of Korea, 16-18 April 2008

    30 April 2008

    This meeting was to review the progress made in the revitalization of the Regional Skills Network and to explore the ways and means to make it more effective as a mechanism for sharing knowledge and expertise with and between countries in the region.

  2. Labour and social trends in Indonesia 2008: progress and pathways to job-rich development

    03 April 2008

    Presents the socioeconomic and labour market trends in South-East Asia’s largest economy with the aim of drawing attention to key policy challenges posed by these trends during the Decent Work Decade. In particular, the report seeks to inform the formulation and development of the next Medium Term Development Plan (2010–2014) and roadmap for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  3. Decent Work Country Programme Sri Lanka 2008-2012

    01 April 2008

    This document outlines the Decent Work Country Programme for Sri lanka for the period 2008-2012.

  4. Issues: April 2008

    01 April 2008

    This includes articles on trends in labour migration in ASEAN, the ILO’s efforts to share expertise on decent work, and a talent contest in Cambodia’s garment industry.

March 2008

  1. Skills development in the Pacific: the special skills development needs of small island economies: report of ILO/SKILLS-AP/Japan Regional Technical Meeting Skills Development in the Pacific: the special skills development needs of small island economies at Tanao International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji, 26 - 28 March 2008

    31 March 2008

    This meeting was set up to address the needs with the overall objective to discuss the key issues and major challenges for skills develoment in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) Special emphasis was to be placed on the development of national skills strategies and assisting countries as they go through the process of developing their national and possibly regional skills strategies.

  2. Trainers' kit: Gender equality, fundamental rights and skills in life and at work

    19 March 2008

    The rainer's Kit on Gender Equality, Fundamental Rights and Skills is a training tool for use in communities with adults, especially women in remote and poor areas.

  3. Report of the Independent Final Evaluation of EEOW Cambodia Chapter

    19 March 2008

    Following the completion of the original project term in 2006, an independent evaluation took place from 5 – 11 January 2007 in four project pilot sites: Phnom Penh municipality and in the provinces of Siem Reap, Takeo and Kandal. A draft final evaluation report was developed after the field visits. An evaluation workshop was organized with the project stakeholders in early 2007 to review the findings of the evaluation team. The workshop’s outcome was included in this Report.

  4. Final evaluation 2002 ILO/Japan Asian Regional Program on the Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women Project (EEOW): Nepal chapter

    10 March 2008

    Contains the evaluation of ILO/Japan Asian Regional Program on the Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women Project (EEOW).

  5. Issues in workplace learning in Asia and the Pacific - Report of ILO/SKILLS-AP/Japan/OVTA Regional Workshop and Study Programme on Workplace Learning in Japan, Chiba, 22 – 30 January, 2008

    10 March 2008

    A workshop on workplace learning was held from 22nd through 30th January 2008 in Chiba, Japan. It was designed to assist partner organizations in countries in the region increase their awareness of the importance of workplace learning. The meeting explored ways in which public policy in Japan has been used to enhance the productivity of enterprises by encouraging them to make more effective use of the skills of their employees. Each country representative provided details of their experiences, national training policies, and examples of good practice. They also identified constraints to the promotion and development of workplace learning. A newly developed ‘draft Guide to Workplace Learning’ was provided, and participants from each country agreed to work together in tripartite groups to develop a plan promoting future workplace learning activities within their own country.

  6. Do international migration policies in Thailand achieve their objectives?

    01 March 2008

    Looks at the international migration policy in Thailand, examines its objectives, and makes an assessment of whether these objectives are being achieved.

  7. Best practices in social insurance for migrant workers: the case of Sri Lanka

    01 March 2008

    Highlights the Overseas Workers Welfare Fund (OWWF) with special focus on social insurance schemes that are a permanent feature of the migration process in Sri Lanka.

  8. Feasibility study of the electronic money remittance to extend social security coverage for migrant workers: The case of the Philippines

    01 March 2008

    This report studies the feasibility of electronic money remittance systems as a means of extending the social security coverage of migrant workers.

  9. SKILLS-AP Newsletter Issue 1, March 2008

    01 March 2008

    This edition gives the background of the Regional Skills and Employability Programme for Asia and the Pacific (SKILLS-AP), and summarizes the activities and the projects that SKILLS-AP been involved with.

January 2008

  1. Managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace: Employers’ handbook for action

    26 January 2008

    Users of this handbook will find relevant laws, national and international, on HIV/AIDS that will serve as legal framework for the development of a company policy. This will also serve as a guide on designing and implementing an HIV/AIDS program for the workplace.

  2. Mapping report of vocational training and employment for people with disabilities in Viet Nam

    18 January 2008

    This report provides an overview of organisations of or representing people with disabilities as well as services related to vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship for people with disabilities. Specific focus has been placed on organisations of women with disabilities, and services specifically targeting women with disabilities.

  3. Labour migration from Viet Nam: Issues and policy and practice

    10 January 2008

    This paper examines the emergent issues important to the management of labour migration from Viet Nam.

  4. The ILO in Viet Nam

    01 January 2008

    This brochure focuses on the ILO work in Viet Nam.

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