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.


  1. Enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Nepal

    24 December 2018

    The report analyses Nepal’s performance against 17 key elements for enabling sustainable enterprises and provides recommendations for prioritised actions.

  2. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Advancing decent work for sustainable development

    16 November 2018

    The Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2018 report pulls together the most recent statistics to take stock of developments in labour markets across the most populous region of the world.

  3. Nepal Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022

    19 October 2018

    The country programme is developed as the main vehicle for delivery of ILO support with its tripartite constituents.

  4. Labour migration, skills development and the future of work in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries

    20 July 2018

    This paper maps in broad terms the present and future demand for migrant workers in the GCC countries, particularly those from Asian countries of origin, by highlighting key trends as well as the complex government challenges, constraints, and responses in a globalized world.

  5. The ILO MNE Declaration: What’s in it for Workers?

    01 May 2018

    The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.

  6. Decent work for community health workers in South Asia: A path to gender equality and sustainable development

    29 January 2018

    Research paper to contribute to the discussions at a regional ‘Women and the Future of Work in the Asia-Pacific’ Conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 31 January – 1 February 2018.

  7. Workforce diversity and reservation policy in Nepal: A strategic approach to strengthening women’s voice and visibility in formal employment sector

    29 January 2018

    Research paper to contribute to the discussions at a regional ‘Women and the Future of Work in the Asia-Pacific’ Conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 31 January – 1 February 2018.


  1. ILO Nepal Decent Work Newsletter quarterly, issue 6, September 2017

    03 October 2017

    The main highlight of the newsletter is that the President of Nepal addresses at the ILO World of Work Summit, variety of activities and latest publications in the ILO's world of work.

  2. Labour Market Information and Employment Services (LIfE) (Project fact sheet)

    21 August 2017

    The project aims to improve the quality of employment services through strengthened client orientation and capacity building of Employment Service Centres (ESCs) and their officials.

  3. ILO Nepal Decent Work Newsletter quarterly, issue 5, May 2017

    09 June 2017

    The main highlight of the newsletter is that the ILO Country Office for Nepal celebrated 50 years of partnership in Nepal on 14 December 2016. With the slogan “50 years Together for Social Justice” a series of activities were organized by the ILO’s tripartite constituents, government, workers and employers. The newsletter features on issues and latest publications in the ILO's world of work.

  4. Flyer - World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2017: In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour

    01 June 2017

    The flyer is produced by the Inter Agency Working Group on Child Labour as a campaign material to raise awareness for the World Day Against Child Labour.

  5. World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

    24 May 2017

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.

  6. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

  7. An analytical briefing on the social security sector in Nepal

    28 April 2017

    This brief looks at the current and future dimensions of the social security system and the preparation that is needed to better manage delivery of the entitlements and services.

  8. Migration of health workers from Nepal

    01 March 2017

    The report examines the stock and flow of migrant Nepali health workers while exploring policies governing such movement and the consequent impact on the country's health care situation.

  9. Brochure - From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor (The Bridge Project)

    02 February 2017

    The project aims to effectively eliminate traditional and modern slavery/forced labour systems and to significantly reduce contemporary forms of forced labour, which are often linked to human trafficking.

  10. Nepal Labour Market Update, January 2017

    31 January 2017

    It provides a snapshot of economic and labour market trends in Nepal based on official data available as of January 2017. It looks at the socio-economic and labour market indicators, including GDP growth, labour migration, poverty, industrial policy and job creation and growth.

  11. Brick by Brick: Unveiling the full picture of South Asia’s brick kiln industry and building the blocks for change

    30 January 2017


  1. 50 years of Work in Nepal: Reflecting back and looking forward - Together for Social Justice 1966-2016

    14 December 2016

    The photobook shows the journey of the 50-year history from 1966 to 2016 in the World of Work in Nepal.

  2. Promoting informed policy dialogue on migration, remittance and development in Nepal

    12 December 2016

    Remittances have a significant impact at the household level because they allow migrants and their families an opportunity for increased income and a better standard of living in Nepal.