Publications

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.

March 2015

  1. Papua New Guinea - Business development for seasonal workers: Stage 1 (Pre-departure)

    19 March 2015

    Stage 1 training is developed to be delivered as part of pre-departure training. The focus is to help participants to simply start thinking about the concept of starting a future business, and the practical steps that can be taken to identify a business idea and draft a business plan.

  2. Financial Education Course for ASEAN Migrant Workers: Guide for trainers

    16 March 2015

    This Financial Education Course for ASEAN Migrant Workers: Guide for trainers (henceforth the “guide for trainers”) is designed in conjunction with the Financial Planner for ASEAN Migrant workers (henceforth “financial planner”) to deliver the Financial Education Course for ASEAN Migrant Workers and Civil Society Organizations, initiated by ILO’s ASEAN Triangle Project in partnership with the Atikha Overseas Workers Initiative, Inc. (Atikha).

  3. Review of the effectiveness of the MOUs in managing labour migration between Thailand and neighbouring countries

    16 March 2015

    Bilateral MOUs signed between the Government of Thailand, and the Governments of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar more than a decade ago remain the principal agreements aimed at jointly managing labour migration between Thailand and neighbouring countries. Given considerable changes to the socio-economic and political context in the Greater Mekong Subregion, the ILO has conducted a review of the effectiveness of these MOUs in managing the flow of migrant workers in these corridors, and put forward a number of recommendations to improve the effectiveness.

  4. Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    10 March 2015

    Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers flyer

  5. News@ILO, March 2015

    02 March 2015

    The e-newsletter from the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific providing the latest developments and activities in the region, upcoming events and recent publications.

  6. Safe migration knowledge, attitudes and practices in Myanmar

    02 March 2015

    This report provides an analysis of safe migration knowledge, attitudes and practices among potential migrants in Myanmar and identifies key areas of work to increase the protection of their rights.

  7. Better Work Vietnam newsletter, Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

    01 March 2015

    The Better Work Vietnam's newsletter No.12 highlights the project's major activities including BWV shared learning seminar, education through mobile phone, training and a disability story called "Breaking barriers".

February 2015

  1. A Review of 3rd Party Skills Assessment in India

    26 February 2015

  2. ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity in Myanmar

    25 February 2015

    This paper was prepared for the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a background study. It is based on data from previously published sources, information gathered in Myanmar's employees'and employers'forums and primary data collected through the Myanmar Marketing Research and Development Co. labour survey.

  3. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: January-February 2015

    25 February 2015

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

  4. ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Enhancing competitiveness and employability through skill development

    16 February 2015

  5. “Spotlight” – Special Youth Employment Edition

    11 February 2015

    This special Youth Employmentedition of Spotlight contains stories of how some young people in Asia Pacific have faced the youth employment crisis, and built promising futures for themselves through their own talents and determination.

  6. The Republic of Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS): Background and Rapid Assessment

    10 February 2015

    For the majority of the 20th century, the Republic of Korea was a country of net emigration, but it has entered the 21st century as a clear country of destination, in particular for workers from other Asian countries, who come to work mainly in small-and-medium sized enterprises and in agriculture. The Employment Permit System (EPS) is an example of a non-seasonal temporary labour migration programme that operates through bilateral government-to-government memoranda of understanding (MOU). This paper provides some background to the creation of the EPS, gives an overview of its functioning, and assesses its strengths and weaknesses in terms of migration governance and the protection of migrant workers. The paper is based mainly on existing desk-research as well as interviews with stakeholder representatives.

  7. Sixth Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    06 February 2015

    This sixth bi-annual newsletter of ILO Pakistan.

  8. Spotlight special ILO/Japan edition

    06 February 2015

    This special edition of "Spotlight" presents a number of inspiring individuals who the ILO/Japan Programme supported and brought many improvements, changing the lives of ordinary working people for the better.

  9. GMS TRIANGLE Newsletter 7, February 2015

    04 February 2015

    To date we have assisted 51,374 beneficiaries and obtained orders for US$1.2 million in compensation for migrant workers. The last quarter saw the project celebrate International Migrants' Day on 18 December in all six project countries, marking the end of a very busy year! We are already immersed in a productive 2015 and pleased to share with you some of the highlights of the end of 2014 in this newsletter.

  10. News@ILO, February 2015

    03 February 2015

    The e-newsletter from the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific providing the latest developments and activities in the region, upcoming events and recent publications.

  11. The future of work: Increasing reach through mobile technology

    02 February 2015

    This paper looks at the changing world of work, including the role of information and communications technology, and the new virtual, dispersed worker. It outlines mobile technology as a means of reaching the new workers, and collects challenges and lessons learned to inform future outreach.

  12. Asia‐Pacific Labour Market Update, February 2015

    02 February 2015

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 6 January 2015, with special coverage on high and rising income inequality trends and labour market policies to foster inclusive growth.

  13. GMS TRIANGLE Project Update: January 2015

    02 February 2015

    The Tripartite Action to Protect the Rights of Migrants Workers within and from the Greater Mekong Sub-region (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices, to ensure safe migration resulting in decent work. The project is operational in six countries: Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. In each country, tripartite constituents (government, workers’ and employers’ organizations) are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives – strengthening policy and legislation, building capacity of stakeholders and providing services to migrant workers. These goals are interdependent, with policy advocacy and capacity building activities driven by the voices, needs and experiences of workers, employers and service providers.

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