The ILO Country Office for Pakistan publishes a wide range of books, reports and working papers relevant to Pakistan. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the ILO Library in Islamabad.
Extending Social Protection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province through Building a Social Protection Floor within the Framework of a Social Protection Policy (Project fact sheet)
27 May 2015
This project aims to assist the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to establish a comprehensive, province-wide, social protection policy based on the ILO’s two-dimensional strategy for the extension of social protection, as well as a national social protection floor providing a set of basic social guarantees (including basic medical care) that would provide income security to all. those in need.
Project for the Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province (Project fact sheet)
18 May 2015
In response to the devastating floods of July 2010, this three-year project aims to restore and protect the livelihoods of the vulnerable rural population in Sindh Province.
13 May 2015
This project aims to improve gender equality in the world of work in Pakistan by strengthening national mechanisms to promote equal employment opportunities for women, enhancing the skills and employability of poor women in rural and urban areas, and strengthening the capacity of the media to raise awareness on issues related to working womenm
Support to Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PCMEA) for establishing a Carpet Weaving Training Institute in Punjab (Project fact sheet)
07 May 2015
The main objective of this project is to support the PCMEA in establishing an industry-led, sustainable, competency-based training institute for young women and men, especially those from vulnerable communities.
Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector (Project fact sheet)
24 April 2015
In collaboration with Germany’s GIZ, the ILO will take up challenges to labour standards and working conditions arising from globalized garment production, focusing on Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan. The ILO’s Pakistan Office will work with its tripartite social partners, the Government, Pakistan Workers’ Federation and Employers’ Federation of Pakistan to improve labour market governance and working conditions throughout the globalized supply chain.
Institutional mapping study of social protection schemes in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2013
07 April 2015
This mapping study presents the findings from an extensive review of the literature on social protection literature produced during the last seven years. It is also informed by a survey conducted in all the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa between April and to June 2013. The study was commissioned by the ILO Pakistan.
31 March 2015
Sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness is what ILO’s project on “Promoting Gender Equality and Decent Employment” in Pakistan is focusing in the last year of its project life cycle. The latest newsletter highlights results within the sectors of media, textiles, trade unions and legislation among others. Read more to get an insight on the effective changes aimed at facilitating gender equality in the world of work in Pakistan.
10 March 2015
Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers flyer
04 March 2015
To help Pakistan’s trade unions better respond to labour migration needs, this training manual provides guidance for trade unions to play their role on shaping migration policies, promoting sound labour migration practices and reaching out to migrant workers. This manual is meant to ultimately maximize the benefits of migration for all involved parties: the countries of origin of migrant workers, the countries of destination and – especially – migrant workers and their families.
06 February 2015
This sixth bi-annual newsletter of ILO Pakistan.
22 December 2014
05 November 2014
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.
27 October 2014
05 August 2014
22 July 2014
This fifth bi-annual newsletter offers a glimpse into the results and achievements of three important interventions that actively contributed to the realization of Pakistan's Decent Work Country Programme priorities.
26 June 2014
This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Pakistan. 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.
27 May 2014
ILO Islamabad and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Islamabad jointly organised a round-table to discuss the potential opportunities and barriers for promoting trade between Pakistan and Netherlands in textile and garment sectors - particularly focusing the compliance with International Labour Standards. Netherlands' Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms Lilianne Ploumen also participated and talked at the event.
24 April 2014
Information brief about strengthening labour migration governance in Pakistan.
23 April 2014
Information brief about harmonizing national labour laws with International Labour Standards.