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.

2013

  1. Women's participation in Sri Lanka's labour force: Trends, drivers and constraints

    01 March 2013

    This study is motivated by the recognition that increasing women's access to employment is necessary to increase human capital and capabilities within households.

2012

  1. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 2nd issue

    30 November 2012

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

  2. Manual for training trainers of enterprises

    29 October 2012

    This training manual is aimed at enterprises to implement HIV prevention programmes for their employees and their family members. This tool, of assistance to trainers to conduct programmes to educate their co- workers and also to train peer educators, provides guidelines on developing Workplace HIV/AIDS policies and programmes and will also help the management and workers to develop a supportive environment conducive to behaviour change and protection from HIV.

  3. Maldives TVET Assessment

    01 October 2012

    This study aimed to assess the current TVET system in the Maldives according to the framework and indicators developed by the IWG and make some policy recommendations based on the assessment

  4. Green Jobs Background Brief No. 3 - August 2012

    29 August 2012

    The background brief provides a summary of the latest news and events from Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific

  5. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter

    13 June 2012

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

  6. Youth voices from Asia and the Pacific

    18 May 2012

    Between December 2011 and May 2012, the ILO consulted young people from around the globe to gather their inputs to an International Youth Forum in Geneva, ahead of the 101st International Labour Conference for which a key focus is youth employment. As part of this global process, 13 national youth employment consultation events took place in Asia and the Pacific. This report summarises the key messages brought by young people and policy-makers.

2011

  1. HIV prevention and gender mainstreaming

    31 December 2011

    A training manual for peer educator trainers in the apparel industry in Sri Lanka.

  2. Brochure of Green Jobs in Asia project

    07 December 2011

    The brochure for the Green Jobs in Asia project outlines the objectives, strategy and components of this technical cooperation initiative. The project aims to assist five Asian countries in shifting to a low-carbon, environmentally friendly and climate resilient economy that helps accelerate the jobs recovery, reduce social gaps, support development goals and realize decent work.

  3. Green Jobs Background Brief No.2-December 2011

    01 December 2011

    The background brief provides a summary of the latest news and events from Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific

  4. Green Jobs Background Brief No.1-August 2011

    01 August 2011

    The background brief provides a summary of the latest news and events from Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific

2010

  1. Promotion of decent work for plantation and rural youth in Sri Lanka

    30 December 2010

    The project contributes to poverty reduction by helping rural youth enter the labour market. By developing the capacity of local staff and institutions, it also improves labour market and employment services. In addition, it works closely with plantation companies to promote strategic corporate sustainability, factory improvements and a good work-life balance.

  2. Sri Lanka’s working poor

    30 December 2010

    This paper presents a profile of Sri Lanka's working poor in terms of stock and characteristics; attributes associated with the probability of being working poor, and the reasons why the employed poor earn too little to overcome poverty.

  3. Promoting employment-intensive growth in Sri Lanka: policy analysis of the manufacturing and service sectors

    30 December 2010

    This paper examines the employment effect of growth in manufacturing sector industries in Sri Lanka covering a period of 17 years from 1990.

  4. National policy on HIV and AIDS in the world of work in Sri Lanka

    01 June 2010

    The National Policy on HIV and AIDS in the world of work aims to guide the national response to prevention of HIV and AIDS, treatment care and support and mitigate and manage its impact in the workplace.

  5. Sri Lanka's roadmap 2016 on the worst forms of child labour - From commitment to action

    01 June 2010

    Sri Lanka's Roadmap 2016 on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour is based on extensive consultations with the members of the National Steering Committee on Child Labour, including the Ministry of Labour, the National Child Protection Authority and other ministries, representatives of Employers' and Workers' organizations, the ILO and UNICEF.

2009

  1. The current status and evolution of industrial relations in Sri Lanka

    15 December 2009

    A discussion paper on evolution of industrial relations in Sri Lanka.

  2. Labour and social trends in Sri Lanka 2009

    02 December 2009

    Presents an overview of major trends in labour and social conditions in Sri Lanka, while also drawing attention to key policy challenges posed by these trends. The report looks ahead to 2020 with informed projections, likely scenarios and policy implications.

  3. The current status and evolution of industrial relations in Sri Lanka

    30 October 2009

    Focuses on the status and evolution of industrial relations in Sri Lanka including legal framework, actors in the industrial relations system, collective bargaining, disputes settlement, tripartism and social dialogue.

  4. Rapid assessment of the impact of the global economic crisis on employment and industrial relations in Sri Lanka

    31 August 2009

    Provides an initial and rapid stock taking of the impact of the global economic downturn on employment in Sri Lanka around six to eight months into the crisis.