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 2014

  1. Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact (Project fact sheet)

    08 January 2014

    The South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project aims to promote the management of labour migration from India, Nepal and Pakistan to the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

  2. News@ILO, Special edition - December 2013

    07 January 2014

    This special edition of the newsletter of the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific, covering ILO's recovery efforts in the Philippines including the Emergency Employment Programme after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country in November 2013.

  3. Labour Protection of Interns in Chinese Textile and Apparel Enterprises

    01 January 2014

    In the past three decades, China has become the world's largest producer and exporter in the textile and apparel industry. With an annual output of over 5,700 billion China Yuan Renminbi (CNY), the industry provides millions of jobs for women and men workers throughout the country. With direct linkages to supply chains of major international brands and increasing globalization of China's own brands, Chinese textile and apparel enterprises are becoming more and more aware of their corporate social responsibility and are stepping up action to meet global expectations and minimize reputational risk in their business operations.

  4. Decent work for all, January 2014 news update

    01 January 2014

    The January 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a feature on Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) survivors hope in long-term employment, latest news on private sector such as Consuelo Foundation and SM Cares reaching out to protect typhoon-affected workers, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

December 2013

  1. Timor-Leste: Labour Market Outlook, first edition, December 2013

    31 December 2013

    This is a short analytical brief, to help the readers to better understand the underlying dynamics in the economy and how it is affecting employment and the labour market.

  2. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: December 2013

    31 December 2013

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

  3. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 4th issue

    31 December 2013

    Welcome to the fourth issue of ILO Colombo’s newsletter. In this issue, you will find stories from our projects, updates on events and other information.

  4. Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and empowerment of women: A comparative analysis

    23 December 2013

    This comparative analysis aims to help the ILO generate new thinking on ways to improve the impact of cash transfer programmes on women's poverty alleviation and economic empowerment. Key findings relate to selected cash transfer programmes from five countries: Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico and South Africa.

  5. Can industry be the key to pro-poor growth? An exploratory analysis for India

    19 December 2013

    This study is an important input into the discourse on the situation of the Indian manufacturing sector. Given the important role industry should play in the development process, there has been a long-running debate about the failure for manufacturing in India to take up a larger role in not just the growth story, but more importantly in job creation.

  6. At the threshold of economic empowerment: Women, work and gender regimes in Asia

    19 December 2013

    This paper provides important insights on the nature of women’s economic empowerment in the region, focusing on the changes and transformations witnessed in recent years.

  7. Inland tourism: highlights of best practices

    18 December 2013

    The brochure introduces the best practices in developing inland tourism in Quang Nam Province. These are the lessons learnt from the ILO project that started in March 2011 and ends in December 2013.

  8. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, December 2013

    18 December 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism Project in Quang Nam" has issued its final newsletter. The December 2013 publication reviews its major activities in the last month of the project.

  9. Newsletter- Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - December 2013

    18 December 2013

    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.

  10. Labour and social trends in Indonesia 2013: Reinforcing the role of decent work in equitable growth

    17 December 2013

    The ILO’s Jakarta Office’s sixth issue of the Labour and Social Trends in Indonesia focuses on reinforcing the role of decent work for equitable growth that may be also useful for supporting medium term planning and other employment promotion strategies.

  11. Asia Pacific Labour Market Update - December 2013

    16 December 2013

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 13 December 2013, with special coverage on the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on livelihoods in the Philippines.

  12. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, December 2013

    13 December 2013

    The sixth quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam covers a range of activities, from the new projects with other UN agencies to improve working conditions for sex workers and sustainably develop tourism, to joint activities with the private sector to promote disability inclusion, and prevent and address sexual harassment at the workplace. Chairwoman of the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs, Truong Thi Mai, also shares her views on Viet Nam’s Employment Law.

  13. ILO India Newsletter, July-November 2013

    13 December 2013

    Quarterly E-Newsletter from the ILO’s Office in India, July-November 2013, Volume 2, Issue 3

  14. Dual dimensions of non-regular work and SMEs in the Republic of Korea: Country case study on labour market segmentation

    12 December 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 148

  15. Role of labour regulation and reforms in India: Country case study on labour market segmentationsegmentation

    12 December 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 147

  16. Employment challenges in the Maldives

    09 December 2013

    This study is a component of the ILO's project to provide technical assistance to on-going efforts by the Government of Maldives to formulate an employment policy and strategy.

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