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.


  1. Labour market trends analysis and labour migration from South Asia to Gulf Cooperation Council countries, India and Malaysia

    18 June 2015

    This report examines key labour market trends in six major destination countries for low-skilled migrant workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

  2. Strengthened Capacity of Constituents to Address Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Textiles and Garment Sector in Pakistan (Project fact sheet)

    17 June 2015

    The project complements the efforts of the ILO in Pakistan to strengthen the capacity of constituents to address unacceptable forms of work in garment sector. Subsequently, improving ILS ratification, application and compliance level through better labour administration and legislative reform.

  3. 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

    Developing and extending coordinated Social Protection System in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa through building Social Protection Floor within the Framework of Social Protection Policy.

  4. Project for the Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province (Project fact sheet)

    18 May 2015

    The project fact sheet outlines the objectives, outcomes, major activities and other related information of One UN project ‘Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in the Sindh Province’. Government of Sindh steered the project which was jointly delivered between 2013-2016 by ILO, FAO and UN Women.

  5. Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) (Project fact sheet)

    13 May 2015

    The GE4DE is a six year project funded by Global Affairs Canada that has contributed to increase and improve women’s employment and attitudes through development of workplace policy, law & skills and awareness raising. The project has components of women’s employment creation, gender mainstreaming in national and provincial institutions and strengthening capacity of media.

  6. Support to Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PCMEA) for establishing a Carpet Weaving Training Institute in Punjab (Project fact sheet)

    07 May 2015

    The project is aimed to support PCMEA in implementing skills development initiatives to overcome shortage of skilled human resources in hand-made carpet production. The project will develop competency-based training curriculum as well as help PCMEA in implementing training programmes. The Project is funded by the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA).

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. GE4DE News, Volume 6

    31 March 2015

    The Sixth edition of the GE4DE Newsletter

  10. Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    10 March 2015

    Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers flyer

  11. Decent Work for Migrant Workers: A manual for Pakistani trade unionists

    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.

  12. South Asia Children in labour and employment

    25 February 2015

  13. Sixth Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    06 February 2015

    This sixth bi-annual newsletter of ILO Pakistan.


  1. The ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project 2013 - 2016: A status update (as of October 2014)

    24 November 2014

    The booklet provides a brief overview of South Asia labour migration patterns and highlights key challenges for migration governance in the sub-region. It also provides an update on the status and key achievements of the ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project (for the period of June 2013 - October 2014).

  2. Pakistan Decent Work Country Profile- Snapshot Summary

    05 November 2014

    This report is part of a joint collaboration between the Government of Pakistan and ILO – to develop a baseline of decent work indictors in Pakistan. The report was carried out in close collaboration with ILO Technical Specialists in Geneva and a team of national experts in Pakistan.

  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. Pakistan Decent Work Country Profile

    27 October 2014

  6. Pakistan DWCP Annual Report-2013

    05 August 2014

  7. Fifth Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    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.