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.

October 2008

  1. Cambodia: Taste of life

    29 October 2008

    How a soap opera brings trafficking awareness home.

  2. Cambodia: Destination intervention

    29 October 2008

    How protecting women in prostitution can lead them out of it and deter others from entering it.

  3. Cambodia: Booking the tourism sector for a seat in anti-trafficking efforts

    29 October 2008

    Illustrates how a strategic plan moves policy to action.

  4. Travel smart - Work smart: a ‘smart guide’ for migrant workers in Thailand (Second edition)

    29 October 2008

    Provides basic information about rights and how to safely migrate for work in Thailand.

  5. The Mekong challenge - An honest broker: improving cross-border recruitment practices for the benefit of Government, Workers and Employers

    29 October 2008

    Examines the laws and policies on migrant recruitment and to analyze the experiences of both formal and informal migrants.

  6. Meeting the challenge proven practices for human trafficking prevention in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

    29 October 2008

    Highlights the Meeting the Challenge series from the Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Women and Children.

  7. Employment challenge and strategies in India

    20 October 2008

    The present paper looks at the employment challenges faced by India within the framework of “ten core elements” identified by the Global Employment Agenda of the ILO. These elements relate to trade and investment, technological change, sustainable livelihoods, macro policy, entrepreneurship development, skills development, active labour market policies, social protection, conditions of work and poverty reduction.

  8. Labour and social trends in ASEAN 2008: Driving competitiveness and prosperity with decent work, key findings

    20 October 2008

    Key Findings of the report on the latest employment and social conditions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

  9. Labour and social trends in ASEAN 2008: Driving competitiveness and prosperity with decent work

    20 October 2008

    The fourth issue of the Labour and Social Trends series once again focuses on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The report presents an update in major trends in employment and social conditions and looks ahead to 2015 with informed projections, likely scenarios and their policy implications.

  10. Recent labour immigration policies in the oil-rich gulf: How effective are they likely to be?

    15 October 2008

    This paper details the recent immigration policies in the six oil-rich countries comprising the Gulf Cooperation Council.

  11. Business group formation

    13 October 2008

    The Business Group Formation (BGF) manual was developed with a view to help promote business group formation as a way to empower women and men in low-income communities by giving them more voice and improving their businesses in order to enhance their livelihoods.

  12. Labour shortage responses in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia: A review and evaluation

    13 October 2008

    This paper looks at the extent of and policy responses to the problem of labour shortage in the economies of Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.

September 2008

  1. Trends in wages and earning in India: increasing wage differentials in a segmented labour market

    25 September 2008

    This paper is an attempt to look at the structure and needs of wages and earnings in the Indian labour market in the last two decades.

  2. The Indian labour market: An overview

    25 September 2008

    The present study analyses the labour market situation in India over the last two decades. Given the growth profile, which has been quite robust in recent years, one pertinent question is whether India as experienced pro-poor growth.

  3. Labour market institutions in India: Their impact on growth and employment

    25 September 2008

    The lack of flexibility in the labour market in emerging economics is often cited as the reason for poor performance of the labour market in terms of employment generation and productivity growth.

  4. Through the magnifying glass: Women's work and labour force participation in urban Delhi

    25 September 2008

    This paper seeks to explore the nature of women's workforce participation in urban Delhi through a household survey carried out in Delhi during a three month period between September 2006 and November 2006.

  5. Decent work indicators for Asia and the Pacific: a guidebook for policy-makers and researchers

    20 September 2008

    This Guidebook, designed to be a practical resource for collectors and users of labour market information, presents a detailed overview of key indicators for monitoring labour market trends and measuring progress towards national and international goals related to the promotion of decent work.

  6. An overview of child labour in agriculture

    19 September 2008

  7. The road to school is a route out of child labour

    19 September 2008

    Asia-Pacific enjoys a reputation as a vibrant economic region, but it is also home to more working children than any other region in the world; an estimated 122 million children aged 5-14 years are compelled to work for their survival. Some try to balance school with their long hours of work, but millions of these children are not enrolled in school at all. Guy Thijs, Deputy Regional Director of the International Labour Organizations’ Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and former Director of the ILO’s global International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, reports from Thailand.

  8. Combating child labour through education

    19 September 2008

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