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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.

September 2006

  1. Maintenance study in the Philippines

    08 September 2006

    Rural road maintenance is a major issue for both Governments and financing and donor agencies. The basic problem is that millions of dollars are invested in the contruction and rehabilitation of rural roads every year. However if these roads impassable and resulting in the assets created being lost in a short space of time. For the ILO the subject is important because rural road maintenance is a major source of off farm employment in the rural areas.

August 2006

  1. Issues: August 2006, Vol. 5, No. 2

    01 August 2006

    Among articles are reports on the 14th Asian Regional Meeting and the declaration of the Asian Decent Work Decade, rebuilding livelihoods after an earthquate in Pakistan, and raising safety standards for Mongolia's child jockeys.

  2. Integration of returnees in the Afghanistan labour market

    01 August 2006

    Altai Consulting was mandated by ILO and UNHCR to conduct research on the situation of Afghan returnees in order to assess the main patterns of integration in the Afghan labour market and the responses provided in 3 major cities of Afghanistan.

  3. The European Union's Programme for ASEAN: Strengthening social protection systems in ASEAN

    01 August 2006

    The project’s main goal is to support the integration and the regional economic integration process in ASEAN, know-how access and EU-ASEAN dialogue.

July 2006

  1. Work Improvement for Safe Home (WISH): Action manual for improving safety, health and working conditions of home workers

    01 July 2006

    Improving work conditions among home workers in the informal economy is an important component of the ILO agenda to extend decent work to all workers.

June 2006

  1. The end of child labour: within reach (Global report under the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General, 2006)

    01 June 2006

    Presents a global picture tracing child labour trends and outlines national progress and the policies that underpin it.

April 2006

  1. Issues: April 2006, Vol. 5, No. 1

    01 April 2006

    The edition looks at the importance of occupational safety and health, the employment rights of individuals with disabilities, and whether there is a jobs crisis in Asia.

March 2006

  1. Regional programme on migration

    24 March 2006

    This fact sheet covers the ILO regional programme on labour migration.

  2. Managing labour migration in Southeast Asia

    24 March 2006

    This article is based on a lecture at ILO Bangkok on 24 March 2006 on the book Managing Labour Migration in the Twenty-First Century.

  3. Labour market governance: fact sheet

    24 March 2006

    This fact sheet based on the ILO report on labour and social trends in Asia and the Pacific 2006: progress towards decent work.

February 2006

  1. Gender issues in micro and small enterprises in Lao PDR

    01 February 2006

    This report is the outcome of a gender study on micro and small entrepreneurs in Lao PDR jointly undertaken by the ILO and the Gender Research and Information Development Centre of the Lao Women’s Union. The research findings highlight the experiences and issues concerning these entrepreneurs from a gender perspective. The report provides recommendations for the promotion of gender equality in enterprise development both for policy makers and development agencies.

  2. Vendors' livelihoods: Women micro entrepreneurs and their business needs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    01 February 2006

    The research report desribes the situation of women micro-vendors in Phnom Penh, in terms of their business needs, constraints and opportunities. The research was done in cooperation with the Urban Sector Group and included interviews and focus group discussions with 288 micro-vendors in six different markets. The report provides recommendations geared to improve the business performance of women micro-vendors.

  3. Social protection for all men and women: A sourcebook for extending social security coverage in Kiribati – options and plans

    01 February 2006

    Lack of adequate social security is one of the greatest challenges facing the countries in the Pacific. The ILO views that the extension of social security is an essential component of the ILO's effort for the fulfilment of Decent Work for all men and women.

  4. Social protection for all men and women: a sourcebook for extending social security coverage in Vanuatu – options and plans

    01 February 2006

    Lack of adequate social security is one of the greatest challenges facing the countries in the Pacific. The ILO views that the extension of social security is an essential component of the ILO's effort for the fulfilment of Decent Work for all men and women.

  5. Social protection for all men and women: a sourcebook for extending social security coverage in Solomon Islands – options and plans

    01 February 2006

    Lack of adequate social security is one of the greatest challenges facing the countries in the Pacific. The ILO views that the extension of social security is an essential component of the ILO's effort for the fulfilment of Decent Work for all men and women.

  6. Social protection for all men and women: a sourcebook for extending social security coverage in Samoa – options and plans

    01 February 2006

    Lack of adequate social security is one of the greatest challenges facing the countries in the Pacific. The ILO views that the extension of social security is an essential component of the ILO's effort for the fulfilment of Decent Work for all men and women.

  7. Social protection for all men and women: a sourcebook for extending social security coverage in Fiji – options and plans

    01 February 2006

    Lack of adequate social security is one of the greatest challenges facing the countries in the Pacific. The ILO views that the extension of social security is an essential component of the ILO's effort for the fulfilment of Decent Work for all men and women.

January 2006

  1. Child domestic workers in Ho Chi Minh City: survey report

    02 January 2006

    Estimates the size of child domestic workers population in Ho Chi Minh City.

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