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. Expanding Social Security to Migrant Domestic Workers

    07 April 2016

    Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of June 2016 project report release.

  2. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2016 April

    06 April 2016

    This issue focuses on the ILO's work in Moldova, introduces new ILO projects and publications from Central and Eastern Europe.

  3. © Erdélyi Attila / ILO 2017

    The informal economy in the Republic of Moldova: a comprehensive review

    04 March 2016

    A new ILO study gives a comprehensive set of recommendations how to facilitate Moldova’s transition to the formal economy

  4. Employment needs assessment and employability of internally displaced persons in Ukraine: summary of survey findings and recommendations

    04 March 2016

    The present report features a detailed picture of employment needs and employability of the Internally Displaced Persons, their coping strategies, and offers a set of recommendations aiming at enhancing the national labour market information system and supporting the reform of relevant labour market institutions to lead to more targeted, cost-effective active labour market programmes addressing rising unemployment specifically of IDPs.

  5. Labour Market Measures in Poland 2008–13: The Crisis and Beyond

    09 February 2016

    The overall picture of the Polish labour market has been shaped by outcomes of the economic transition, which started in the early 1990s. First, rapid privatization and capital inflows induced remarkable technology and productivity improvements, which generated fast, albeit jobless growth. Second, deindustrial­ization and the collapse of many outdated industries (large parts of the heavy and textile industries, automotive production and many more) and quick emergence of the service sector created an environment of rapidly shifting labour demand, to which the labour supply encountered major difficulties in adjusting. Many of the unemployed were lost among the new rules and got discouraged from entering the labour market, while the state offered no aid to help them return to employment. As a consequence, high structural unemployment and a low participation rate have become immanent features of the labour market in the last two decades. At the same time, the social security and pension systems remained “full of holes”, which was widely seen as attractive and a relatively easy way of securing subsistence for those excluded from the labour market.

  6. Labour Market Measures in Latvia 2008–13: The Crisis and Beyond

    09 February 2016

    Latvia was one of the world’s hardest-hit economies during the Great Recession. In 2008–09, Latvian GDP contracted by almost 25 per cent, employment fell by about 20 per cent and the unemployment rate exceeded 21 per cent. The sectors that suffered most were construction, industry and trade, but essentially the recession affected all sectors of the economy and all population groups.

  7. ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2010-15 (Final Evaluation Summary)

    09 February 2016

    Thematic evaluation - Evaluation consultant: Dr. Una Murray

  8. The ILO in Moldova

    08 February 2016

    The Moldova Country Fact sheet shows the ILO programmes, key challenges, priorities, main actions and key results in collaboration with the constituents and social partners in the Republic of Moldova.

  9. The gender and motherhood wage gap in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: An econometric analysis

    02 February 2016

    The results of this study suggest that while women are paid about 18-19 per cent of a men’s wages in The former Yugoslav Republic in Macedonia, surprisingly, mothers with a small child aged up to 6 years were paid equally to non-mothers (or mothers with older children) in 2011, and earned 6 per cent more than women without small children in 2014.

  10. Young and female – A double strike? Gender analysis of school-to-work transition surveys in 32 developing economies

    31 January 2016

    This report explores the experiences and constraints faced by young women and men in the world of work. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTS) of 32 developing countries run between 2012 and 2015, the report concludes that being young and female serve as a double strike for those seeking to find productive employment.