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.

April 2015

  1. Design of an employment insurance system for Malaysia

    01 April 2015

    This publication is the report "Supporting and Facilitating the Design of an Unemployment Insurance System in Malaysia" under technical cooperation between the Government of Malaysia and ILO during 2012-14. The report describes three feasibility studies that were conducted: on legal; institutional; and actuarial aspects of the proposed employment insurance system. Unemployment insurance benefits linked with active labour market policies form the core of the employment insurance system.

  2. News@ILO, April 2015

    01 April 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.

  3. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 April 2015

    The number of export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh assessed for structural safety rises to 2,703 or 77 per cent of the total. Read this and other news in the latest newsletter from ILO Bangladesh.

March 2015

  1. Integrated livelihood recovery for Typhoon Haiyan affected communities

    31 March 2015

    Through the contribution of the Government of Japan, the ILO immediately worked with the Philippine government and humanitarian partners in providing emergency employment in typhoon affected workers.

  2. GE4DE News, Volume 6

    31 March 2015

    Sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness is what ILO’s project on “Promoting Gender Equality and Decent Employment” in Pakistan is focusing in the last year of its project life cycle. The latest newsletter highlights results within the sectors of media, textiles, trade unions and legislation among others. Read more to get an insight on the effective changes aimed at facilitating gender equality in the world of work in Pakistan.

  3. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: March 2015

    31 March 2015

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

  4. ACT/EMP Research note: Labour and social policy components in current trade agreements in Asia and the Pacific

    27 March 2015

    This research note provides a brief overview of the current debates on social and labour components in trade agreements in Asia and the Pacific, with particular reference to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

  5. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    26 March 2015

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in six countries in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region – Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine – in 2012 or 2013. The indicators resulting from the surveys and analysed in this report provide a much more detailed picture of the youth in the labour market in a part of the world where unemployment rates are among the highest in the world.

  6. Improving the Garment Sector in Lao PDR: Compliance through Inspection and Dialogue Project (Project fact sheet)

    26 March 2015

  7. The ILO in Maldives

    25 March 2015

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Maldives. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  8. The ILO in Indonesia

    25 March 2015

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Indonesia. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  9. Gender identity and sexual orientation in Thailand: Promoting Rights, Diversity and Equality in the World of Work (PRIDE) Project

    24 March 2015

    People of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities face significant discrimination and violence in all aspects of their lives. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers face employment discrimination that limits access to skills, jobs, opportunities to advance, and social security. The ILO is committed to eliminating discrimination, promoting diversity, and achieving decent work for all women, men, transgender and intersex people. This report on Thailand is part of a series of country studies that examines the discrimination faced by LGBT people at work and identifies approaches and good practices to promote equality in workplaces for all.

  10. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, March 2015

    20 March 2015

    This edition highlights gender discrimination in recruitment practices in the private sector, freedom of association and its potential benefits to Viet Nam, and the MoU between Viet Nam and Malaysia's trade unions to protect migrant workers.

  11. Nauru - Trainers’ Guide on Delivering Participatory Pre-Departure Training

    20 March 2015

    This Training of Trainers Guide is intended to provide in-depth information to trainers delivering pre-departure training on how to organize and conduct interactive training for seasonal workers. To achieve sustained behavioural change, this training guide was based on a learner-centred approach called ‘participatory training methodology’. The learning sessions are active and engage participants in activities and exercises which include opportunities for self-development as well as team building. This training manual contains three parts: Part 1. Introduction and training preparation introduces the structure and content of the manual. It provides tips on how to use participatory training techniques and conduct training. It gives guidance on the design, planning and organization of training. Part 2 Background Information for Trainers which provides key content on seasonal worker programs that Nauru participates in Part 3 Teaching modules which consist of the four modules: 1. Introduction 2. Income and Budgeting 3. Life in Australia 4. You’re Ready to Go!

  12. Nauru - Pre-Departure Handbook for Seasonal Workers departing for Australia

    20 March 2015

    This Pre-departure handbook for Seasonal Workers provides workers that have been selected to take part in the seasonal worker program with key information about: - Budgeting and Saving - Legal rights and obligations - Staying healthy and safe

  13. Papua New Guinea - Business development for seasonal workers: Stage 2 (Re-integration)

    19 March 2015

    Stage 2 training is developed to be delivered on the workers’ return to PNG. Its objectives are to help participants to: 1. Write up a marketing planyour market and develop a marketing plan. 2. Undertake various tasks including pricing, record keeping and keeping a cash flow plan. 3. Understanding legal obligations on a business holder, and how to apply for a loan.

  14. 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.

  15. 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).

  16. 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.

  17. Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    10 March 2015

    Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers flyer

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