Publications

The ILO Office in Nepal publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals relevant to Nepal. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the ILO Office in Nepal.

2021

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    14 October 2021

    Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.

  2. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

    01 September 2021

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. The Bridge Project Livelihood intervention: Findings from the Nepal Midline Survey

    01 September 2021

    The Bridge Project livelihood intervention in Nepal supported 600 former victims of forced labour in Bajura and Kanchanpur, with skills training. Based on a market and beneficiary needs assessment, livelihood participants were offered a training on one of 14 different trades according to their interests and the labour demand in the region. All of the participants received the basic level training on one trade, which followed the standard government curricula. A baseline survey was conducted in Nepal for all 600 beneficiaries between August-October 2018.

  4. World Employment and Social Outlook 2021: Trends 2021

    20 August 2021

    In 2020, an estimated 8.8 per cent of total working hours were lost – the equivalent of the hours worked in one year by 255 million full-time workers. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world of work.

  5. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for Nepali journalists

    13 August 2021

    This toolkit was created to help Nepali journalists report on fair recruitment and forced labour.

  6. Recruitment of migrant workers from Nepal: Country profile

    15 July 2021

    This review provides an overview of legislative and policy frameworks concerning recruitment of migrant workers in Nepal and identifies gaps in relation to the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment.

  7. Global framework on core skills for life and work in the 21st century

    13 July 2021

    The new ILO global framework reflects the ongoing transformations and the emerging opportunities in the world of work.

  8. Social Security Fund of Nepal: A Capacity Needs Assessment and Learning Plan

    30 June 2021

    The study assesses the multiple dimensions of capacity, and the competencies required to effectively implement a contribution-based social security system under the Social Security Fund (SSF) in Nepal.

  9. ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers – Results and Methodology

    30 June 2021

    This report maps the current state of labour migration and the key characteristics of migrant workers in the world today.

  10. Social protection responses to COVID-19 in Nepal

    29 June 2021

    The report provides an assessment of how social protection systems can be reviewed and strengthened to fulfil their role as economic and social stabilizers during the crisis recovery and as integral elements of further economic growth.

  11. Social protection responses to COVID-19 in Nepal [Executive Summary]

    29 June 2021

    The report provides an assessment of how social protection systems can be reviewed and strengthened to fulfil their role as economic and social stabilizers during the crisis recovery and as integral elements of further economic growth.

  12. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects in Asia and the Pacific, ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    16 June 2021

    In 2011, the international community adopted the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), which recognized for the first time that domestic work is work and that domestic workers should enjoy the same labour protections as all other workers.

  13. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    15 June 2021

    This report assesses the working conditions of domestic workers ten years after the adoption of Domestic Workers Convention in 2011. It highlights the progress made over a decade, as well as the remaining legal and implementation gaps, and provides guidance on policies that can pave the way to make decent work a reality for domestic workers.

  14. Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

    10 June 2021

    Published for the first time jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, as co-custodians of Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report Child Labour: 2020 global estimates, trends and the road forward takes stock of where we stand in the global effort to end child labour.

  15. Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on private recruitment agencies in Nepal

    09 June 2021

    This assessment highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the recruitment industry in Nepal.

  16. Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance

    25 May 2021

    This paper was prepared by Rebecca Napier-Moore and Anna Olsen and presented at session two of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue with the theme: Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance on 25 May 2021.

  17. A comprehensive analysis of policies and frameworks governing foreign employment for Nepali women migrant workers and migrant domestic workers. Exploring the migration policymaking process with a specific focus on bans and restrictions on foreign employment. Executive Summary

    18 May 2021

  18. A comprehensive analysis of policies and frameworks governing foreign employment for Nepali women migrant workers and migrant domestic workers. Exploring the migration policymaking process with a specific focus on bans and restrictions on foreign employment.

    18 May 2021

    One of the principal causes and risk factors for forced labour and trafficking, identified by past research led by the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Work in Freedom (WiF) Programme, is restrictive and gender-insensitive migration policies. These include restrictions on movement in the form of bans and restrictions on the departure of women migrant workers and migrant domestic workers from origin countries to seek foreign employment.

  19. Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Workers in the cultural and creative sector often lack effective access to social protection.

  20. Fact sheet - From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (The Bridge Project) Nepal

    05 May 2021