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March 2007

  1. Developing national skills strategies: report of ILO/SKILLS-AP/Japan Regional Technical Meeting on Developing National Skills Strategies, Chiba, Japan, 27-30 March 2007

    30 March 2007

    Provides experiences, good practices and the development of Tripartite Action Plans for Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan and Timor-Leste and the effective roadmap for follow-up action.

  2. Report of the independent final evaluation of the Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women (EEOW) Viet Nam chapter

    19 March 2007

    This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the final evaluation of the EEOW project in Viet Nam.

February 2007

  1. Developing skills and employability for young people in Asia and the Pacific: report of ILO/SKILLS-AP/Japan Regional Technical Meeting on Developing Skills and Employability for Young People in Asia and the Pacific, Chiba, Japan, 13-16 February 2007

    16 February 2007

    Covers existing tools, policies and approaches to improving skills and employability for youth, as well as recommendations, priorities and areas for collaboration between network members.

January 2007

  1. EmployAbility: a resource guide on disability for employers in Asia and the Pacific

    01 January 2007

    A manual to assist business and organizations in recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. Includes information on publications, websites, good practices, national organizations and government departments, checklists and fact sheets.

  2. Labour market scenarios for the Asian decent work decade in the Pacific Island countries

    01 January 2007

    Presents key trends in the economies and labour markets of Pacific island countries that are ILO Member Countries and the main issues facing policy makers in promoting decent and productive employment in these economies.

  3. Part 1 DWCP implementation in the Pacific Island countries 2006-2007: issues and challenges

    01 January 2007

    An overview of the major issues and challenges in implementing Decent Work Country Programmes in Pacific Island Countries.

  4. Review of priorities and programmes in the Pacific: Mapping of donors and other partners

    01 January 2007

    An overview of major bilateral and multilateral donors in the Pacific; Used to identify potential collaboration with the ILO and possible funding sources.

  5. Lao People's Democratic Republic, Report to the Government on the actuarial valuation of the social security fund

    01 January 2007

    Presents the results of the actuarial valuation of the Social Security Fund (SSF) of the Lao PDR, carried out by the ILO during 2004 and 2005. Reviews the financial situation and assesses long-term financial sustainability of the fund.

  6. Regional Model Competency Standard: Manufacturing industry

    01 January 2007

    Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS). Provides a comprehensive definition of competency in all aspects of work performance in the manufacturing industry.

  7. Rural road maintenance: Sustaining the benefits of improved access

    01 January 2007

    Provides an assessment of the rural road maintenance problem and gives suggestions for improvements.

  8. International labour standards on migrant workers' rights: Guide for policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific

    01 January 2007

    An update on the rights of migrant workers, including basic terms and concepts relating to migration, discrimination, the ILO, the role of international labour standards, mechanisms, and procedures to assist in implementation.

  9. Report of independent final evaluation of EEOW Viet Nam chapter

    01 January 2007

    Final evaluation report on the ILO/Japan Asian Regional Programme on Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women (EEOW). Reports on findings in project performance and good practices and futher evaluates the project.

  10. Asian experience on growth, employment and poverty: An overview with special reference to the findings of some recent case studies

    01 January 2007

    A review of major findings on the employment intensity of economy growth as a means of poverty reduction.

  11. ILO policy brief on youth employment in Cambodia

    01 January 2007

    ILO policy review on youth employment in Cambodia. Gives an overview of youth employment in Cambodia and indicates the key challenges. Present the priorities of the National Strategic Development Plan.

  12. Informal economy, poverty and employment in Cambodia, Mongolia, Thailand: good practices and lessons learned: final report

    01 January 2007

    The final report of the Informal Economy, Poverty and Employment Project, funded by the UK Department for International Development.

  13. Labour and social trends in ASEAN 2007: Integration, challenges and opportunities

    01 January 2007

    The third issue of the Labour and Social Trends series focuses on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The report presents major trends in employment and social conditions in this dynamic region, followed by thematic chapters on key employment and social issues and an updated statistical annex.

  14. List of published reports, studies and tools produced by the Informal Economy, Poverty and Employment Project

    01 January 2007

    List of published reports, studies and tools produced by the Informal Economy, Poverty and Employment (IEPE) Project, between 2004-2006.

  15. Promoting employment in Cambodia: Analysis and options

    01 January 2007

    Includes policy briefs based on national development and looks at ways to introduce and strengthen labour market policies while placing productive employment at the centre of macroeconomoic policies.

  16. Thailand labour market indicators 1990-2004

    01 January 2007

    Labour market indicators for Thailand. It offers estimates of the Thai Labour force 1990-2004.

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