Publications

The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to Sri Lanka. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Office in Sri Lanka.

2015

  1. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 7th issue

    31 December 2015

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

  2. ILO Publications Catalogue 2015

    01 October 2015

  3. Formulation of the National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP) for Sri Lanka: A country case study

    18 September 2015

  4. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 6th issue

    01 July 2015

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

  5. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 6th issue

    01 July 2015

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

  6. Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Volume I Full Report - Rev. Ed. (2015)

    08 June 2015

    Covering the period from 2008 to 2014, this evaluation reviews ILO’s strategy to advance Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW), namely: the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is widely known and exercised (Outcome 14); forced labour is eliminated (Outcome 15); child labour is eliminated, with priority to the worst forms of child labour (Outcome 16); and discrimination in employment and occupation is eliminated (Outcome 17). The case studies are contained in Volume II (online only).

  7. Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Volume II Annexes - Rev. Ed. (2015)

    07 June 2015

    This report contains a collection of case studies as well as other thematic reports which were gathered as part of the desk review for the full report, Volume 1. SEE EDITOR's NOTE WITH APOLOGY.

  8. Measuring children’s work in South Asia: Perspectives from national household surveys

    09 April 2015

    The report provides an overview and insight into the nature and extent of child labour and children’s employment and educational marginalization in the South Asian countries and region.

  9. The skills gap in four industrial sectors in Sri Lanka

    07 April 2015

    In response to a request from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development to carry out an assessment of the skills gap in four initial priority sectors identified by the Government of Sri Lanka, the ILO commissioned this study to identify the critical issues that need to be addressed in order to bridge the gap generated by the skills mismatch in the four sectors. As such, this report serves as an overview of the skills gap in the information communication and technology industry, tourism and hospitality industry, construction industry, and light engineering industry.

  10. The ILO in Maldives

    25 March 2015

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Maldives. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

2014

  1. Labour laws, the business environment and the growth of micro and small enterprises in South Asia

    15 December 2014

    This report provides empirical evidence on the influence labour related laws and regulations have on enterprise growth and the promotion of decent and productive employment.

  2. Labour law, the business environment and growth of micro and small enterprises - Sri Lanka

    15 November 2014

    Part of a series of four country studies commissioned by the ILO to research the impact of labour laws and the cost of regularization on entrepreneurs’ decisions to formalize their business.

  3. Minimum wages in the global garment industry

    31 October 2014

    This research note provides a brief overview of minimum wages for the garment sector in the top 25 apparel exporters from the developing world.

  4. Enabling women's work

    28 October 2014

    Women’s work participation rates in South Asia, with the exception of Nepal, are low compared to other regions. Social norms continue to influence work-seeking behaviour, resulting in persistent concentration of women workers in certain occupations and as home-based workers.

  5. National labour migration policy for Sri Lanka

    20 May 2014

    The policy articulates the State’s commitment to ensuring a labour migration process that adheres to principles of good governance and rights and responsibilities enshrined in international instruments to advance opportunities for all men and women to engage in migration for decent and productive employment in conditions of freedom, dignity, security and equity.

  6. Strengthening Grievance and Complaint Handling Mechanisms to Address Migrant Worker Grievances in Sri Lanka

    19 May 2014

    A review of grievance handling mechanisms for migrant workers in Sri Lanka and in countries of destination.

  7. Operational Manual for Labour Sections of Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions in Destination Countries

    18 May 2014

    This Manual concentrates on services that are provided by Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions pertaining to the process of labour migration and the associated concerns of migrant workers.

  8. Recruitment Practices of Employment Agencies Recruiting Migrant Workers

    18 May 2014

    A review aimed at improving recruitment regulations and drafting recruitment guidelines

  9. Reintegration with Home Community: Perspectives of Returnee Migrant Workers in Sri Lanka

    17 May 2014

    The research study on returnee migrant workers undertaken by the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre of the University of Colombo was conducted during January-September 2012

  10. Safe Labour Migration Information Guide

    16 May 2014

    This booklet forms an information resource not only for government officers at District, Divisional and village level but also for all stakeholders working towards the empowerment and protection of migrant workers of Sri Lanka.