The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs relevant to the world of work in Central and Eastern Europe. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the Budapest Information Center ( All publications of the DWT/CO-Budapest (including those published before 2009) are available in Labordoc, database of ILO publications.


  1. ILO-Norway and ILO-Sweden Partnership programmes' contribution towards Outcome 9: Employers have strong, independent and representative organization - [GLO/12/56/NOR, GLO/12/60/SID] (Evaluation Summary)

    30 April 2014

    Project: GLO/12/60/SID, and GLO/12/56/NOR - Evaluation Consultants: Mikael Söderbäck, Peter Westermark, and John Saegaert


  1. Employment Injury Insurance in the Republic of Moldova: Options for contribution rates

    19 December 2013

    Employment injury compensation is closely related with occupational safety and health. In order to reduce work accidents and occupational diseases, it is indispensable to create positive synergies between compensation and prevention. One of the crucial questions is how to find a balance between individual liability and collective solidarity with a view to improve the financial protection of all parties and provide incentives for prevention. This report explains key characteristics of the differential rating system and experience rating system, and analyzes the issues associated with their implementation in the Moldovan context.

  2. Restructuring the Employment Injury Insurance System in Serbia: Further analysis of reform options

    19 December 2013

    This publication summarizes the current provisions of employment injury benefits in Serbia and provides an overview of the social security benefits against accidents and sicknesses for work-related and general cases. It also presents the analysis with respect to the measures to improve the reporting of work accidents and occupational diseases in Serbia as well as presents the actuarial evaluation of the costs of employment injury benefits and the methods for determining contribution rates.

  3. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2013/2

    19 December 2013

    The e-newsletter from the ILO DWT and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe providing the latest developments and activities in the region as well as recent publications.

  4. Effective governance of labour migration and its skills dimensions (Final Evaluation Summary)

    13 November 2013

    Project RER/09/04/EEC - Consultant: Luca Aiolfi

  5. An agenda for improving the business climate in Moldova.

    04 November 2013

  6. The 7 Obstacles for Business in Moldova.

    04 November 2013

  7. The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Moldova.

    04 November 2013

    This evaluation of the business environment of Moldova presents a comprehensive assessment of the 17 conditions of an enabling environment for enterprise development as it was proposed by the International Labour Conference of 2007.

  8. Work for Youth (W4Y) (Midterm Evaluation Summary)

    22 October 2013

    Project GLO/11/01/MCF Master Card Project - Evaluation consultant: Tim Otter

  9. Decent Work Country Profile (2nd Edition) - Ukraine

    17 September 2013

    Between 2000 and 2008, the Ukrainian economy grew on average 6.9 per cent per year. This steady growth rate was achieved through reform measures and thanks to favourable trading terms and inflow of capital. The global crisis, as well as leaving its own problems, exposed Ukraine’s structural weaknesses: a crumbling infrastructure, insecure property rights, an ageing population and systemic corruption. Moving forward, Ukraine needs to strengthen official labour market and social data to fully capture changes in social indicators and monitor progress towards decent work. Prior to the crisis, employment growth for the population aged 15 to 64 averaged 0.6 per cent per year between 2000 and 2009, suggesting very low labour absorption despite higher economic growth rates. This is testament to the lingering effects of the 1990s transition period when Ukraine was consolidating its market economy after the fall of communism. The employment-to-population ratio for 15 to 70 year olds dropped to 57.7 per cent in 2009 as a result of the global crisis, although recovered its pre-crisis level by 2011. Despite crisis recovery, Ukraine continues to face challenges in both employment creation and improvement of working conditions. The quality of jobs created is a particular challenge, as employment in the informal economy has increased substantially: an extra 1.7 million people were working in the informal economy in 2011 compared to 2000. Reforms to the social security system are hoped to reverse this trend