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.

September 2016

  1. Regional Model Competency Standards: Agriculture and aquaculture

    09 September 2016

    The RMCS are intended to be a regional reference for developing competency standards for those countries that are in the process of creating standards, or reviewing existing national standards. The RMCS can provide the basis for developing national competency standards in countries so they can avoid developing standards from scratch.

  2. Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate: Project fact sheet

    08 September 2016

    The Philippines labour inspectorate system faces a number of challenges in providing labour inspection services to the country’s 945,000 registered establishments, covering around 7.8 million workers. A 2009 ILO Technical Audit of the Philippines labour inspectorate system, pointed to some of these challenges which included low coverage due to inadequate number of labour inspectors and limited capacity of labour inspectors in carrying out specialized inspections.

  3. News@ILO, September 2016

    02 September 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.

  4. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 September 2016

  5. Where to go for help: Pakistani migrant workers’ access to justice at home and in Gulf Cooperation Council countries

    01 September 2016

    This report examines the legal framework and complaints mechanisms available for Pakistani migrant workers at home and in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It identified bottlenecks in the grievance-handling process and potential ways to improve it to provide a speedy, accessible, less costly and just remedy to migrant workers.

  6. Newsletter ENHANCE project , Issue 1

    01 September 2016

    ENHANCE project is delighted to share it's 1st newsletter. The ENHANCE newsletter will be updated every 6 months to provide information about project key activities, progress, experience as well as project's impact and lessons' learnt.

  7. Bangladesh: Looking beyond garments – an employment diagnostic study

    01 September 2016

    This joint ILO/ADB report looks at areas and actions for Bangladesh to develop its economy away from reliance on the ready made garment sector.

  8. Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue 4: Trends in Cambodian garment and footwear prices and their implications for wages and working conditions

    01 September 2016

    The ILO's Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin provides a regular statistical update regarding developments in the sector and includes a feature article on key topics. This month's feature article is on the topic of garment prices and their effect on wages and working conditions in Cambodia.

August 2016

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: August 2016

    31 August 2016

    A list of new publications that have just arrived at the ILO Knowledge Centre, Bangkok.

  2. Perspectives on children’s work and schooling: Evidence from a longitudinal study in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India

    30 August 2016

    The ILO is committed to promoting decent work for all including complete elimination of child labour. Using data from a longitudinal study of children’s use of time (spanning seven years in the lives of 1,000 children), this paper examines the relationship between childhood work experience and later educational outcomes.

  3. Basic English and Arabic words for Care Work: Promoting Decent Work for Care Providers – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up care work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  4. Basic English and Arabic words for Electrical trade: Promoting Decent Work for Electricians– Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up the electrical trade basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  5. Basic English and Arabic words for Construction Trade: Promoting Decent Work for Construction Workers’ – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up construction work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  6. Basic English and Arabic words for Housekeeping trade: Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up domestic work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  7. Regional guidelines on the return and reintegration of migrant workers participating in the Employment Permit System of the Republic of Korea

    25 August 2016

    Since 2012, the ILO-Korea Partnership Programme labour migration component has focused on migration and development. Research and national and regional workshops have focused on return and reintegration, leading to the development and adoption of these Regional Guidelines on Return and Reintegration Programmes.

  8. Smart remittance guide for workers migrating to the Republic of Korea

    25 August 2016

    The Smart Remittance Guide has been prepared for migrant workers to inform them of the procedures to send remittances from the Republic of Korea through regular channels. The purpose of distributing this information is to improve migrant workers’ ability to send home remittances in a safe, cost-conscious, and transparent manner. Since 2012, the ILO-Korea Partnership Programme labour migration component has focused on migration and development. Research on remittance service in the Republic of Korea and remittance sending patterns of migrant workers in the Republic of Korea have led to the production of this brochure.

  9. Law and practice: the recruitment of low-skilled Pakistani workers for overseas employment

    23 August 2016

    The report studies the prevailing recruitment practices in Pakistan with a focus on low-skilled migrant workers. It describes the current legal and policy frameworks, looks at actual practices and provides recommendations on how to make enforcement of recruitment regulations more efficient and equitable.

  10. Labour migration from Pakistan: 2015 status report

    23 August 2016

    This report captures the latest trends in labour migration from Pakistan by bringing together all available statistics from a range of Government departments/units until 2015. It also highlights the achievements of the Government till date, remaining challenges and suggests ways forward.

  11. The cost of migration: What low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan pay to work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

    23 August 2016

    This report presents the findings of a survey on migration expenses that Pakistani workers paid to secure jobs in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The focus is on low-skilled migrants, who are the most vulnerable because of their low educational qualifications and limited asset base.

  12. eNews@ILO India

    16 August 2016

    E-Newsletter from the ILO’s Office in India, August 2016

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