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. Mid-Term Evaluation Summary of Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact (SALM)

    29 April 2015

    The report presents the results of the independent mid-term evaluation of the Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills, and Development Impact (SALM) project (RAS/12/07/EEC). Evaluation Consultants: McGregor, Elaine, Maastricht University; Marchand, Katrin, Maastricht University

  2. A health approach to child labour - A synthesis report of four country studies from the brick industry

    15 April 2015

    In presenting this synthesis report, A Health Approach to Child Labour: Example from the brick industry, and its accompanying four country studies, ILO hopes to stimulate further work on this important area and a further refinement of the research methods it incorporates.

  3. 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.

  4. South Asia Children in labour and employment

    25 February 2015

  5. Measuring children’s work in South Asia: Perspectives from national household surveys - Fact sheet

    25 February 2015

    Provides an overview of the joint ILO-UCW South Asia report on child labour and children in employment

  6. Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour flows between Asia and Arab States - Summary Report

    01 January 2015

    In December 2014, the two-day experts meeting on Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour Flows between Asia and Arab States was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. The purpose of the meeting was for leading experts to identify and discuss key issues and a way forward to realize a fair migration agenda in the Asia-Gulf Cooperation Council regions.

  7. Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour flows between Asia and Arab States - Background Paper

    01 January 2015

    This background paper serves to deepen understanding on the key challenges and opportunities for realizing a fair migration agenda between Asia and the GCC States. The background paper informed the deliberations of the Kathmandu Experts Meeting in December 2014, which brought together labour migration specialists and tripartite stakeholders from Arab and Asia nations, and will inform an upcoming inter-regional Ministerial Meeting on Fair Migration planned for the last quarter of 2015.


  1. Towards Achieving the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour as Priority (Project fact sheet)

    29 December 2014

    The Project contributes to the elimination of child labour in Nepal, with a priority on its worst forms.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO-DFID Partnership Programme on Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for Women Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East “Work in Freedom” (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The Programme aims to prevent trafficking of women and girls from Bangladesh, India and Nepal as migrant workers in major destination countries for migrant workers (India, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates). It will empower women and girls economically and socially, ensuring decent work conditions and better wages at both origin and destination countries.

  4. Occupational Safety and Health Development in Nepal (SHIELD) (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The project aims to initiate a comprehensive plan for promoting occupational safety and health services and reforming labour inspection system in Nepal.

  5. ILO Nepal Decent Work Newsletter Bi-annual, issue-2, November 2014

    28 November 2014

    It offers a glimpse of what we do to promote Decent Work, meaning contributing to a labour market environment without child labour or forced labour, in which men and women have equal opportunities and appropriate representation and protection, enterprises can increase their productivity and competitiveness, and workers have access to improved working conditions, employment stability, and salaries that allow them to feed their families and educate their children. The present edition is focused on issues of child labour, informal economy, Labour Act, labour migration, occupational safety and health, public-private partnership and rural infrastructure.

  6. 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).

  7. Outcome 10 independent evaluation: Workers have strong, independent and representative organizations - Trade unions for social justice (Evaluation summary)

    19 November 2014

    Projects: GLO/11/57/SID, GLO/12/58/NOR and GLO/12/59/NOR - Evaluation Consultant: Sterling Smith

  8. Nepal Labour Market Update, November 2014

    01 November 2014

    It provides a snapshot of economic and labour market trends in Nepal based on official data available as of 27 October 2014. It looks at the socio-economic and labour market indicators, including GDP growth, migration, poverty and labour force participation.

  9. 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.

  10. Labour law, the business environment and growth of micro and small enterprises - Nepal

    15 October 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.

  11. Labour Migration for Employment: A Status Report for Nepal 2013/14

    01 October 2014

    This report captures the trends in labour migration from Nepal. Although various government agencies have maintained and published data on various aspects of labour migration, this is the first time a government report brings together all the various data sources in a comprehensive overview. The report also highlights the achievements of the Government till date, remaining challenges and suggests ways forward. As such, it presents a statistical basis and a guide for policy-makers and other stakeholders concerned with addressing labour migration issues, particularly to ensure that the rights of migrants are protected.

  12. Occupational health and safety assessment of child workers in the brick industry in Nepal

    01 September 2014

    This study assesses health impacts associated with the brick industry focusing on child workers. The study provides supportive evidence to inform policy and practical interventions that will a) protect the health, safety and well-being of youth of legal working age and b) enable the removal of children less than the legal working age (i.e. below 14) from exploitative work in the brick industry.

  13. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

    27 August 2014

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in five countries in the Asia-Pacific region – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Samoa and Viet Nam – in 2012 or 2013. The indicators resulting from the surveys and analysed in this report provide a much more detailed picture of the youth in the labour market in a part of the world where labour market information is sparse and sporadic. Results show that unemployment of young people remains a matter of concern, especially among those with higher education, but that issues relating to the quality of work available to young people are of even greater relevance to the design and implementation of policy interventions.