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.

October 2013

  1. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, October 2013

    22 October 2013

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

  2. Regulating recruitment of migrant workers: An assessment of complaint mechanisms in Thailand

    21 October 2013

    This report provides the findings of an analysis of the legal framework and the complaint mechanisms for workers with grievances to seek redress - and puts forward recommendations for strengthening the system.

  3. Labour shortages, foreign migrant recruitment and the portability of qualifications in East and South-East Asia

    21 October 2013

    This paper examines labour shortages, admission of foreign workers and the portability of qualifications in Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand.

  4. Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy on occupational safety and health: Workers and enterprises benefit from improved safety and health conditions at work- Volume II

    18 October 2013

    Volume II is accesible online only and contains annexes 3,4 which are case studies on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Viet Nam

  5. Asia-Pacific Research Brief Series No. 1, September 2013

    18 October 2013

    This research brief presents new measurements of workers by economic class and their distinctive labour market characteristics. With a focus on Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Viet Nam, it highlights some decent work challenges related to eradicating working poverty, fostering middle class jobs and promoting inclusive labour markets in Asia and the Pacific.

  6. Female labour force participation in Bangladesh: trends, drivers and barriers

    15 October 2013

    This paper examines recent trends in women’s labour force participation in Bangladesh. It shows that there has been an increase in female labour force participation in Bangladesh, alongside the acceleration in economic growth since the 1990s.

  7. To work or not to work? Factors holding women back from market work in Sri Lanka

    15 October 2013

    This study looks at the extent to which differences in individual and household characteristics are associated with whether women in Sri Lanka work for pay or not.

  8. A Social Protection Floor for India

    09 October 2013

    This study is an invaluable reference for professionals and practitioners working in the field of social security, in particular policy-makers and regulators in India. It is also intended for persons who assist practitioners such as technical assistance providers and donors.

  9. Report of the Fifth Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region

    07 October 2013

    Contains the report of the Fifth Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region, under the ASEAN-ILO/Japan Industrial Relations Project.

  10. Better Work Viet Nam newsletter, Sep-Dec 2013

    03 October 2013

    The Better Work Viet Nam's newsletter highlights the project's major activities in the last four months of 2013

  11. Independent thematic evaluation of the ILO's work on internatinoal labour migration (Evaluation Summary)

    02 October 2013

    Consultants: Melissa Siegal, Elaine McGregor, Vivianne van der Vorst, Bram Frouws

  12. Skills and Employability Network Community Updates, Issue 13

    01 October 2013

    This is the October 2013 edition of the Skills and Employability Network Updates. In this issue you can read about resources, news, events in the world of skills and employability. If you want to include information about your organization, events, projects, in the next updates then please let us know and we will include it in the next edition of the Updates.

  13. Pakistan Labour Market Update - September 2013

    01 October 2013

    Pakistan Labour Market Update 2013 provides a snapshot of the latest economic and labour market situation in Pakistan based on information gathered from official national sources. The Update presents the overall employment context and highlights the distinct challenge for women in terms of participation and access to better quality jobs.

  14. News@ILO, October 2013

    01 October 2013

    The October 2013 e-newsletter of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific contains the latest news from ILO in the region, a feature article on rural development in Timor-Leste, a selection of the latest publications, and forthcoming events and meetings.

September 2013

  1. The estimation of total domestic workers in Indonesia

    30 September 2013

    The study is aimed at estimating domestic workers in Indonesia based on the existing data provided by the regular household surveys; namely, the National Labour Force Survey or Sakernas and the National Socio-Economic Survey or Susenas.

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

    30 September 2013

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

  3. Baseseline surveys on child labour in selected areas in Thailand - Samut Sakhon, Surat Thani, Songkhla and Nakhon Si Thammarat

    30 September 2013

    Summary of findings: September 2013

  4. Feasibility study for a global business network on apprenticeship

    26 September 2013

  5. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, September 2013

    25 September 2013

    The fifth quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam covers a range of news from the establishment of the National Wage Council, future development of trade unions, an initiative to improve recruitment agencies, to the financial warning for the country's social security fund.

  6. Report of the Third Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region

    25 September 2013

    Contains the report of the Third Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region, under the ASEAN-ILO/Japan Industrial Relations Project.

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