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.

July 2013

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: July 2013

    31 July 2013

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

  2. Skill Development Initiative-Modular Employable Skills Scheme: Feedback from the field

    24 July 2013

    This report has been developed by the ILO for the Directorate General of Employment and Training, MoLE with a view to strengthen the implementation of the SDI-MES scheme. The report includes key issues and recommendations made at an SDI-MES experience sharing workshop held at Bhopal on 24 May 2013.

  3. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, July 2013

    24 July 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism Project in Quang Nam" has issued its newsletter for July 2013. The publication reviews its major activities in the month and introduces upcoming events.

  4. GMS TRIANGLE Project Update: June 2013

    23 July 2013

    Tripartite Action to Protect Migrant Workers from Labour Exploitation (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices. The project is operational in five countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam, with activities in China to follow. In each country, governments and social partners are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives.

  5. GMS TRIANGLE Activities in the Fishing Sector

    23 July 2013

    The GMS TRIANGLE project is collaborating with tripartite constituents and other stakeholders on a variety of interventions to improve conditions for workers in the Thai fishing sector.

  6. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 3rd issue

    15 July 2013

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

  7. Bangladesh country report: Trade and employment

    09 July 2013

    This publication is an outcome of a European Union funded project, which is being implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), entitled “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE)”. This project aims to provide its constituents with capacity building, sound research evidence, and a platform for discussion and formulation of national policies related to trade and employment. We believe that the findings of this report will be of great interest to all, particularly policy makers and the social partners in Bangladesh, who are concerned about the challenges that developing countries face in a globalized world.

June 2013

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: June 2013

    30 June 2013

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

  2. Gabay impormasyon para sa mga migranteng kasambahay sa Lebanon (In Tagalog)

    28 June 2013

    Sa Lebanon, ang International Labour Organization ay nakipag-ugnayan sa mga awtoridad na Lebanese at civil society sa isang dayalogo upang makabuo ng mga polisiya para siguraduhin ang mga tuntunin at kundisyon sa pagkakaroon ng disenteng trabaho para sa mga migranteng kasambahay.

  3. Pacific Disability Forum Outcome Statement- Pacific Regional Forum on Youth with Disabilities Promoting Disability Perspective in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

    21 June 2013

  4. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, June 2013

    18 June 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism Project in Quang Nam" has issued its newsletter for June 2013. The publication reviews its major activities in the month and introduces upcoming events.

  5. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, June 2013

    17 June 2013

    The fourth quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam covers a range of news from the Viet Nam’s ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, the World Day Against Child Labour, Viet Nam’s delegation joining the International Labour Conference, the launching of major projects to the analysis of the safety situation in Viet Nam’s apparel industry after the Bangladesh tragedy. In this issue, the ILO also talks to President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc about skills and labour productivity on the occasion of the organization’s 50th anniversary.

  6. Better Work Viet Nam newsletter, May-Aug 2013

    14 June 2013

    The Better Work Viet Nam's newsletter highlights the project's major activities, including the Safety Fun Run, a joint initiative to help garment and textile SMEs in Viet Nam access European markets, and the programme's new funding.

  7. Social security/social protection in Nepal: Situation analysis

    14 June 2013

    The study reviews a comprehensive profile of existing systems, mechanisms and schemes related to social security/social protection in Nepal's formal and informal economies. This analysis provides challenges and discussions for a coherent national strategy for extending social security coverage in horizontal and vertical dimensions.

  8. Impact of trade in services on employment in Bangladesh: A case of the IT sector

    13 June 2013

    This report explores the impact and potential of the rise of Bangladesh’s IT exports, its linkages with employment and policies, and actions required for realizing that potential. It uses both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The qualitative techniques include an analysis of a database created from a survey of 300 IT firms in Bangladesh and responses from several interviews of stakeholders. The quantitative techniques use national accounts, labour force, and export and import data in simulation exercises. The report underlines the need for Bangladesh to consider policy measures for the enhancement of productivity and the competitiveness of IT enterprises. The report also emphasizes complementary policies such as skills training, amendment of different laws to facilitate online payment systems, education sector reforms, etc.

  9. Employment effects of FTA agreements: Perspective from Bangladesh

    13 June 2013

    This report looks at economy-wide impacts of three different FTA agreements: (a) a Bangladesh-India bilateral FTA; (b) a Bangladesh-Malaysia bilateral FTA; and (c) the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) agreement. The report explores how these bilateral and regional FTAs would affect the Bangladesh economy in terms of impact on consumer prices, exports, real wages and employment.

  10. Eliminating child labour in Indonesia: 20 years of support

    12 June 2013

    This short publication intends to highlight on the longterm partnership that the ILO has established with its constituents and key stakeholders by revisiting some of the milestones achieved, lessons learnt, and challenges ahead.

  11. Concept Note: Regional Efforts for Eliminating the Worst forms of Child Labour and Trafficking in Pacific Island Countries

    12 June 2013

    Building on the Fiji Experience as Pacific Hub of Excellence

  12. Newsletter- Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - June 2013

    04 June 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.

  13. Convergence against Child Labour: Support for India’s Model- Final Evaluation Report (2013)

    01 June 2013

    This report is from the final, comprehensive evaluation of the Project that was completed in 2012 sometime after the interim report was released. It evaluates the key outputs and objectives and assesses the development of the convergence model and its continuity and replication by state partners.

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