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.

January 2013

  1. Promotion of coordinated social protection and employment policies; Synthesis of the technical cooperation reports

    01 January 2013

    This report is part of a series of technical cooperation reports produced by the Social Protection Department and the Employment Department of the International Labour Office within the framework of the ILO/EU project "Improving Social Protection and Promoting Employment". The project was funded by the European Commission and implemented in three pilot countries – Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras.

  2. Coordinating social protection and employment policies: Experiences from Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras

    01 January 2013

    This document is the synthesis report of the ILO/EU project entitled "Improving Social Protection and Promoting Employment", carried out in three pilot countries - Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras. It describes the project design and methodology, presents the project experiences in the three countries, and provides a series of recommendations and conclusions. These include issues such as the linkages between employment and social protection from a strategic and policy-making standpoint, institutional challenges, social dialogue, funding, the rights-based approach, as well as recommendations for future technical cooperation projects.

December 2012

  1. Economic reforms and agriculture in Bangladesh: Assessment of impacts using economy-wide simulation models

    31 December 2012

    This report looks at the effects of reforms in trade and other policies that are linked to the agricultural sector in Bangladesh. It explores how these reforms might affect the Bangladesh economy in terms of output, imports, exports and - most importantly - employment. It underlines the need for Bangladesh to consider flanking measures like fiscal support and a slower pace of trade liberalization. The report also emphasizes complementary policies such as skills training for surplus agricultural labour, promoting rural-nonfarm activities and facilitating agricultural marketing operations.

  2. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: December 2012

    31 December 2012

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

  3. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, Oct-Dec 2012

    18 December 2012

    The second newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam focuses on the Asian and European Labour Ministers' Conference, an MoU signed between the ILO and the country's statistics office, jobs opportunities for people with disability, and improving productivity for small and medium enterprises. The newsletter also highlights gender issues in Viet Nam's new Labour Code and a new manager-staff union dialogue mechanism initiated by an ILO’s programme.

  4. Community-based emergency employment, reconstruction and livelihood recovery in response to Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

    17 December 2012

    Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) has affected many parts of the Southern Philippines and damaged thousands of properties and livelihoods. Typhoon Pablo was the strongest to hit the area in decades. The ILO has initially mobilized its internal resources and has also sought the assistance of its development partners.

  5. Newsletter- Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - December 2012

    14 December 2012

    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.

  6. Strategic plan: Sustainable tourism and green jobs for Indonesia

    10 December 2012

    This Strategic Plan for Sustainable Tourism and Green Jobs explores how tourism can play a role in enhancing livelihoods and improving quality of life in Indonesia. The Plan was initiated by the International Labour Organization (ILO), together with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MoTCE) and the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (MoMT) under ILO’s Green Jobs in Asia Project in Indonesia, made possible by the Australian Government-ILO Partnership Agreement (2010-2015).

  7. ILO Jakarta newsletter, December 2012

    10 December 2012

    Illustrates the broad range of programmes and activities of the ILO in Indonesia, many of which are directly relevant to the national social and economic goals of the Government.

  8. Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth

    07 December 2012

    The Global Wage Report 2012/13 looks at differences in wages around the globe and how they have been influenced by the economic crisis. It includes global and regional wage trends and statistics, as well as policy recommendations.

  9. Social protection assessment based national dialogue: towards a nationally defined social protection floor in Indonesia

    06 December 2012

    Description of existing social security and social protection schemes for each of the four social protection floor guarantees, identification of policy gaps and implementation issues, recommendations, rapid costing exercise to estimate the cost of completing the social protection floor.

  10. Monitoring and assessing progress on decent work (An ILO/EC Project)

    06 December 2012

    The project will facilitate the identification of decent work indicators that are relevant at the country level, support data collection and use the collected data for an integrated policy analysis of decent work in order to make them relevant for policy-making.

  11. Promoting decent work through integrating employment in industrial policies and sectoral strategies (Korea/ILO Partnership Programme)

    06 December 2012

    The programme will work with government agencies to generate knowledge on policy experiences in the design and implementation of industrial and sectoral policies that intensify job creation.

  12. Action programme on strengthening social dialogue in the water utilities sector

    06 December 2012

    The ILO has launched the Action Programme on Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Water Utilities Sector in the Philippines in response to the increasing demand of improving the efficiency of water utilities in the country. Improved access to water provide income opportunities and health benefits to the beneficiaries in the communities while promoting their productivity.

  13. MDG-Fund joint programme on ensuring food security and nutrition for children 0-24 months old in the Philippines

    06 December 2012

    The ILO in partnership with other UN agencies, takes extra effort to promote maternity protection in the workplace. A joint programme through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Achievement Fund is deemed essential in promoting the advocacy and interventions to create an enabling environment and encourage women workers and nursing mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding in the formal and informal workplace.

  14. Knowledge corner (Satellite library)

    05 December 2012

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines has been constantly working to improve the means of making ILO publications and information materials more accessible to its social partners and constituents. Through Knowledge Corner/Satellite Library students, researchers and library users now have wider and easy access to ILO database, publications, reports, videos and other information materials.

  15. Programme on HIV and AIDS

    05 December 2012

    People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) often suffer from stigma and discrimination. The ILO through its HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Programme explores partnerships towards facilitating workplace-based HIV interventions while working with the Philippine government, employers and workers.

  16. MDG-Fund joint programme on alternatives to migration: Decent jobs for Filipino youth

    05 December 2012

    Funded by the Government of Spain through the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), the Joint Programme on "Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth", more commonly known as the Joint Programme on Youth Employment and Migration (YEM) highlights the importance of making decent work accessible. The quality and quantity of the work available are equally important when it comes to poverty reduction. Promoting access to education and skills development opportunities can help young people avoid vulnerable forms of employment and poverty.

  17. Postcard - Domestic work, work like any other

    04 December 2012

    A series of postcards available for download and sharing in English, Thai, Khmer and Myanmar language. These postcards promote the rights of domestic workers and recognise the contribution these workers make to our communities. Concepts are drawn from the ILO’s Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (No.189).

  18. Employment intensive investment programme community contracting initiatives in calamity-prone areas

    04 December 2012

    The ILO is implementing the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) to create jobs at community level through local resource-based investments in infrastructure. In the Philippines, EIIP developed and applied Community Contracting and Cash-for-Work in calamity-prone areas to provide employment opportunities for the residents and victims.

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