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February 2014

  1. Employment practices and working conditions in Thailand’s fishing sector

    24 February 2014

    The report, based on the largest survey of working conditions in the Thai fishing sector to date, has been compiled by the ILO’s tripartite project to protect migrant workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Asian Research Center for Migration at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Asian Studies.

  2. Decent Work Country Programme, Nepal 2013-2017

    21 February 2014

    The DWCP 2013-17 reflects the priorities of the tripartite constituents in Nepal, and is aligned with the national development priorities of the government, strategic priorities of the ILO and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

  3. GMS TRIANGLE Project Update: January 2014

    13 February 2014

    Tripartite Action to Protect Migrant Workers from Labour Exploitation (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices. The project is operational in five countries: Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam, with activities in China to follow. In each country, governments and social partners are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives.

  4. News@ILO, February 2014

    03 February 2014

    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.

  5. Decent work for all, February 2014 news update

    01 February 2014

    The February 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains an update on the ILO's emergency employment programme in Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), latest news on medium-term rebuilding strategy in Davao Oriental more than year after Typhoon Bopha (Pablo), must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

January 2014

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: January 2014

    31 January 2014

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

  2. Towards a Model Apprenticeship Framework A Comparative Analysis of National Apprenticeship Systems

    30 January 2014

    This report is based on eleven country case studies of national apprenticeship systems. The purpose of the country case studies was – first, to obtain accurate and current information about countries’ apprenticeship systems. The second purpose was to obtain targeted information about key features and trends that could be used to develop a model apprenticeship system.

  3. Possible FUTURES for the Indian APPRENTICESHIP System Options Paper for INDIA

    30 January 2014

    This report presents the Indian case study and the options paper for reform in a single reference, a report which has already provided timely inputs to the on-going reform of apprenticeships in India.

  4. Replication Guide: Learning and Earning: Overcoming low education levels through skills development

    26 January 2014

    This booklet captures something that has not been done before in Bangladesh; integrating people from underprivileged groups into nationally recognised mainstream skills development programmes (including women into non traditional trades) and decent jobs. It captures the cooperation of a leading national non-government training organisation, a government training organisation and a group of committed employers and it lays out, step-by-step, how you can do it.

  5. News@ILO, Special edition - December 2013

    07 January 2014

    This special edition of the newsletter of the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific, covering ILO's recovery efforts in the Philippines including the Emergency Employment Programme after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country in November 2013.

  6. Decent work for all, January 2014 news update

    01 January 2014

    The January 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a feature on Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) survivors hope in long-term employment, latest news on private sector such as Consuelo Foundation and SM Cares reaching out to protect typhoon-affected workers, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

December 2013

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: December 2013

    31 December 2013

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

  2. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 4th issue

    31 December 2013

    Welcome to the fourth issue of ILO Colombo’s newsletter. In this issue, you will find stories from our projects, updates on events and other information.

  3. Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No.169): handbook for ILO Tripartite Constituents

    23 December 2013

    The handbook draws on the wealth of comments and analysis of the Convention and aims to provide the ILO constituents with a practical tool to better understand the relevance, scope and implications of the Convention and to foster joint efforts for its implementation.

  4. Can Industry be the Key to Pro-poor Growth? An Exploratory Analysis for India

    19 December 2013

    The results of this study show that in the Indian manufacturing sector, employment has grown relatively slowly in recent years. Wages per worker remained almost stagnant, while the remuneration per person shot up significantly, implying strong growth in the salaries per employee (excluding workers).

  5. At the Threshold of Economic Empowerment:Women, Work and Gender Regimes in Asia

    19 December 2013

    The paper discusses the conceptualization of gender regimes in Asia and women’s economic empowerment, before addressing key gender concerns in planning and policies of economic development, followed by a section on women’s ownership and management of assets.

  6. Inland tourism: highlights of best practices

    18 December 2013

    The brochure introduces the best practices in developing inland tourism in Quang Nam Province. These are the lessons learnt from the ILO project that started in March 2011 and ends in December 2013.

  7. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, December 2013

    18 December 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism Project in Quang Nam" has issued its final newsletter. The December 2013 publication reviews its major activities in the last month of the project.

  8. Newsletter- Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - December 2013

    18 December 2013

    This "Newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries.

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