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 2016

  1. Labour practices in India

    15 March 2016

    The paper investigates labour practices in labour-intensive (garments, food processing), medium-tech (auto components, electronics assembly) and high-tech (IT services) sectors. It develops a typology of labour practices based on workers' roles in production (operator, high employee involvement and work team) and characterizes them by education, employment security, wages and supervision.

  2. Case studies in the international recruitment of nurses: Promising practices in recruitment among agencies in the United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines

    15 March 2016

    This report is a product of the ILO’s Decent Work Across Borders project: A Pilot project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers, funded by the European Union. Although the number of ethical recruitment agencies is increasing, many migrants continue to be exposed to the risk of being lured into exploitative employment by unscrupulous brokers, agencies and employers. Noting that a segment of the recruitment industry has been active in promoting fair and ethical recruitment standards, this publication raises the visibility of promising or good practices, emanating from this particular group of agencies.

  3. Review of the government-to-government mechanism for the employment of Bangladeshi workers in the Malaysian plantation sector

    11 March 2016

    Migrant workers form a key element in labour markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Bangladesh, like many other countries of origin, labour migration is a source of employment, and workers’ remittances are critical to poverty alleviation and for offsetting the foreign trade deficit. Malaysia is a major country of destination, where migrants make up approximately a quarter of the workforce. Migrant workers’ contributions are critical in several key economic sectors, including the multi-billion dollar palm oil industry.

  4. Compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET): Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

    08 March 2016

    This publication is a compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET) development in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It provides a critical analysis and assessment of the current state of skills development and TVET as well as reviews past and current policies, strategies, programmes and trends, and implications to the country’s socio-economic development and employment in these countries. Recommendations are made in identifying future skills and occupations needed given current and future employment levels.

  5. Ratify ILO Convention No. 151

    01 March 2016

    The LO/FTF Council is the Danish trade union council for international development cooperation and has been supporting the capacity building and advocacy for social dialogue in the public sector since 2003.

  6. Manual labour-based technology for rural road rehabilitation

    01 March 2016

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of rural road rehabilitation works using Labour-Based Technology.

  7. Trainer's guide labour-based technology for rural road rehabilitation

    01 March 2016

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of routine road maintenance works. These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors in Labour Based road construction have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing training program.

  8. Manual labour-based technology for rural road maintenance

    01 March 2016

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of routine road maintenance works.

  9. Trainer's guide labour-based technology for rural road maintenance

    01 March 2016

    These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors and Community Maintenance Groups in Labour-Based road maintenance have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing training programmes for road maintenance.

  10. Trainer's guide, tender & pricing, contracts & business management for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing training program.

  11. Manual pavement labour-based technology for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    This Manual comprises two parts; Part 1 one covers Rigid Pavements and Part 2 covers Flexible Bituminous pavements and has been prepared for the training and accreditation of small scale domestic contractors and their staff in the construction of specific types of rigid and flexible pavements suitable for rural road construction in Timor Leste through the use of Labour-Based Technology.

  12. Trainer's guide pavement labour-based technology for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors in the construction of rigid and flexible pavements using a predominately Labour Based approach have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing the training program.

  13. Post disaster needs assessment (PDNA) Brochure

    01 March 2016

    The PDNA is a mechanism for joint assessment and recovery planning following a disaster. Through this mechanism, the parties involved seek to assess the impact of a disaster and define a strategy for recovery, including the estimation of financial resources required. It pulls together information on the socio-economic aspects of damages, effects (economic losses, disaster caused changes in service delivery, governance and risk), impacts and needs, as well as highlights recovery priorities from a human recovery perspective. The cumulative result is a consolidated report that lends to a resilient recovery strategy.

  14. Newsletter Issue2: EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project

    01 March 2016

    The focus of this edition is to share the outcomes of the project activities car-ried out in the last few months and what has been planned for the year ahead. Additionally and as usual, it will have some analysis on recent poli-cy and strategic developments and related legislative regulations in the EU and China in the area of migration and mobility.

  15. News@ILO, March 2016

    01 March 2016

    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.

February 2016

  1. The ILO in India

    29 February 2016

    This factsheet gives an overview of the key ILO activities in India.

  2. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: February 2016

    29 February 2016

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

  3. Social Dialogue in Asia-Pacific

    19 February 2016

    This research note provides a brief overview of the different social dialogue models in Asia-Pacific and analyses the economic and social trends in social dialogue in the region.

  4. Eighth Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    18 February 2016

    ILO Pakistan’s latest Newsletter edition is currently available with details on how we are working together with our constituents and partners to make effective and positive changes in the world of work.

  5. Labour migration structures and financing in Asia

    18 February 2016

    This report was prepared by the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, India, and researchers in the Philippines and Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), and completed in 2015. The study benefited from stakeholder inputs at the Technical Meeting on Labour Migration Structures and Financing in Asia, held on January 31, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

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