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. Pre-departure preparation of migrant workers in Sri Lanka

    01 April 2015

    Policy brief on SLBFE procedure on pre-departure orientation and services for low-skilled migrant workers, competency level, issues and challenges.

  2. 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. Strengthening migrant workers' grievance handling process

    30 November 2014

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  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.

  11. The ILO in Sri Lanka

    07 May 2014

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Sri Lanka. 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.

  12. Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific Background Brief No.4 - September 2013

    31 January 2014

    This background brief provides a summary of the latest news, activities and events from the ILO Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific up to September 2013.

2013

  1. 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.

  2. Employment challenges in the Maldives

    09 December 2013

    This study is a component of the ILO's project to provide technical assistance to on-going efforts by the Government of Maldives to formulate an employment policy and strategy.

  3. Code of Ethical Conduct for Licensed Foreign Employment Agencies/ Licensees

    30 November 2013

    This Code of Ethical Conduct (CoEC) was prepared by a Sub-Committee appointed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare (MFEPW) with a view to regulate the industry.

  4. To work or not to work? Factors holding women back from market work in Sri Lanka

    15 October 2013

    This study looks at the extent to which differences in individual and household characteristics are associated with whether women in Sri Lanka work for pay or not.

  5. ILO Publications. Catalogue Autumn 2013 - Update of English titles

    01 September 2013

  6. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 3rd issue

    15 July 2013

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