The ILO Country Office for the Philippines publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos, and flash movies. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Manila or by email.


  1. ILO CO-Manila's publications catalogue, April 2015

    29 April 2015

    Manila library new catalogue.

  2. Philippine employment trends 2015: Decent jobs crucial for inclusive growth

    22 April 2015

    The new ILO report looks at current labour market challenges and developments as well as other socio-economic and poverty indicators in the Philippines.

  3. Country level engagement and advocacy to reduce child labour (CLEAR) project

    21 April 2015

    The Project aims to enhance the capacity of the Philippines to reduce child labour by supporting its actions addressing the recommendations contained in the USDOL’s Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour Report.

  4. ILO CO-Manila's publications catalogue, March 2015

    31 March 2015

    Manila library catalogue.

  5. ILO CO-Manila's publications catalogue, February 2015

    27 February 2015

    Manila library catalogue.

  6. Be informed! Your ticket to decent work and safe migration

    27 February 2015

    These tools are designed to ease migrants’ transition into the country of destination, empower them to maximize the benefits of their overseas employment and ensure, in due course, a positive return to the country.

  7. Greener Business Asia (GBA) project

    15 January 2015

    The brochure for the Greener Business Asia (GBA) project outlines the objectives, strategy and components of this technical cooperation initiative. GBA works in Thailand and the Philippines, and is supported by the Government of Japan.

  8. ILO CO-Manila's publications catalogue, January 2015

    14 January 2015

    Manila library catalogue.


  1. Documentation of return and circular migration experiences of India health professionals

    31 December 2014

    There are 10 case studies detailing the experiences of a variety of Indian healthcare professionals. Each offers a balanced and insightful account of the migration experience, which contrasts with the perceived 'golden halo' that surrounds migration in the Philippines.

  2. Policy briefs for stakeholders: Taking off from the ILO Decent Work Across Border Project on the migration of health professionals

    18 December 2014

    The ILO Decent Work Across Borders project (DWAB) commissioned out various policy studies on the many dimensions of this phenomenon to a number of international experts in Europe and in Asia. These studies were designed to support the ILO’s objective to strengthen existing mechanisms of policy dialogue on circular migration.

  3. Local resource-based road maintenance in the Philippines: A guide

    11 December 2014

    This Guide has been prepared for local government unit administrators and decision-makers from the provincial government level to the barangay (village). Other stakeholders, including public and non-government organizations involved in rural development and community leaders, may find this material helpful in their advocacies.

  4. Decent work for domestic workers in the Philippines

    28 November 2014

    Domestic work is one of the most important occupations for millions of workers, mostly women in the country and around the world.

  5. A toolkit nutrition security and maternity protection through exclusive and continued breastfeeding promotion in the workplace

    28 November 2014

    The toolkit was developed based from the experience of partner organizations in the implementation of the NSMP Programme. The instruments and resource materials developed through the Programme were packaged in this toolkit to serve as useful guide to promote exclusive and continued breastfeeding in the workplace.

  6. Analysis of the enabling and disabling factors of a successful reintegration of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

    28 November 2014

    Under the leadership of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), the objective of the present report, commissioned by the European Union funded ILO Decent Work Across Borders’ project, is to look into the enabling and disabling factors explaining or describing the successful reintegration of migrant workers to the Philippines.

  7. Entrepreneurship skills training programme for Filipinos health professionals

    28 November 2014

    The training programme – HealthBiz: returning home to your business has been developed by the ILO-Decent Work Across Borders Project with the leadership of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs, one of the attached agency of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This initiative has received the financial support of the European Union.

  8. Interlocking compressed earth blocks (ICEB) production in Northern Cebu (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

    28 November 2014

    Turning a crisis into an opportunity: alternative livelihood is a safety net to build resilience towards a future calamity.

  9. Small farm enterprise development in Negros Occidental (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

    28 November 2014

    Changing social norms in farmer's community: introducing the idea of saving saves lives.

  10. One barangay (village) one product: Squid ring in Sagay City (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

    28 November 2014

    The onslaught of super Typhoon Haiyan in Negros Occidental has pushed the vulnerable population further into poverty. But the city is reviving with its product of squid rings.

  11. Coron sawali livelihood development project (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

    28 November 2014

    Typhoon-hit residents in Barangay Guadalupe, Coron, Palawan are gradually getting back on their feet through an industry that most of them have known for decades: sawali production.

  12. Typhoon Bopha (Pablo): Sustainable livelihoods for affected communities (Australia's support to help the Philippines build back better)

    28 November 2014

    Given the impact of Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Pablo) in the Municipality of Baganga, Davao Oriental that led to huge loss of life, alongside the devastation of the properties and livelihoods of those who survived. The ILO employment intensive investment/infrastructure project focused on rehabilitating affected areas and offered employment opportunities to local communities.