The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) 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 Knowledge Centre in Manila or by email.


  1. IRAP III - Nationwide application of integrated rural accessibility planing in the Philippines

    04 January 2001

    The partnership between the Department of Local Government (DILG) and the ILO in IRAP III is expected to contribute to the socio-economic development and poverty reduction efforts of the country through sustained and institutionalized application of the IRAP procedure in local, regional and national planning and project development.


  1. Community enterprise development methodology: Implementation manual

    15 December 2000

    This manual was developed and was utilized in a project component on vocational training and enterprise development implemented by the ILO for the SPCPD-NEDA-UN multi-donor programme for the MNLF in Mindanao, Philippines.

  2. Child labour among indigenous peoples: The case of a Manobo tribe in Bukidnon province

    15 December 2000

    The study focuses on child labour in an indigenous community in the province of Bukidnon: the Manobo community in Purok 7, Botong, Quezon.

  3. The community enterprise development (CED) methodology

    01 November 2000

    The methodology utilizes a Rapid Assessment Meeting (RAM) technique that maximizes active and personal participation of the target groups in identifying the most viable community enterprise projects particularly based on six economic criteria on market, capital, raw materials, service providers, support infrastructures and appropriate technology.

  4. ILO's intervention on post-conflict employment creation, income-generation and reintegration: The case of Mindanao, Philippines

    30 October 2000

    Based on ILO's experiences, post-conflict projects require long-term perspectives. They should be well-phased, guided by policies and strategies that are popularly accepted. Economic reintegration cannot be forced. It must undergo a period of transition.

  5. Providing information to outgoing Indonesian migrant workers

    20 July 2000

    It is apparent that lack of information is an important factor in the various problems faced by Indonesian overseas migrant workers. Indonesia is not alone, other countries that send migrant workers overseas are facing the same problems.

  6. PROCEED Mindanao

    14 April 2000

    PROCEED Mindanao is designed to pursue the implementation to expand the coverage to other Peace and Development Communities to be identified by the GOP-UN Programme.


  1. Indonesia: A gender review of globalization, legislation, policies and institutional frameworks

    21 May 1999

    This paper is to shed light in particular from a gender perspective, on the implications of the current legislative environment, government policies, as well as the relevant institutional frameworks affecting the access to income and employment opportunities, in particular for women workers.

  2. Indigenous peoples in the Philippines: Community development projects: Brochure

    20 May 1999

  3. Joint statement of principles regarding development assistance to indigenous peoples in the Philippines between FAO, ILO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF: Brochure

    20 May 1999


  1. A situational analysis of reintegration needs and response programmes for returned overseas Filipino workers

    21 December 1998

    The findings from this report can inform migration policy-makers and programme designers in the government and private organizations and to inspire them to revisit and ultimately enrich the current reintegration policies, programmes and services to become more responsive, accessible and available to the majority of returned OFWs.

  2. Protecting Indonesian migrant workers, with special reference to private agencies and complaints procedures

    10 December 1998

    The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower (DEPNAKER) expressed interest in ILO assistance in the elaboration of a more protection-oriented strategy regarding the country's citizens working abroad.

  3. Socio-economic and demographic survey of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong

    28 November 1998

    This report presents the results of the survey conducted in Hong Kong from June 1, 1997 to July 31, 1997. The survey results will generate a baseline for the government to plan for a comprehensive approach and support programmes for economic and social reintegration of migrant workers into the Philippine economy and society.

  4. Entrepreneurial development support for the reintegration of Filipino migrant workers and their families

    15 September 1998

    The project objective is the enhancement of the institutional support system that will enable returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong to pursue livelihood endeavours through entrepreneurial development.

  5. Indonesia: Self-employment and micro enterprise development (SEMED)

    30 June 1998

    The main issues of the report is the need for research and surveys in order to ensure that the future design of programmes and projects are based on the real characteristics, needs and problems of micro and small enterprises.

  6. Philippines: Strategy for employment growth and export competitiveness in manufacturing with specific reference to garments and semi-conductor industries

    17 February 1998

    The paper addresses the issues related to the export competitiveness of Philippine products in the world market. It looks into the structure of the local production as well as the patterns of macro-economic policies implemented and the macro-economic environment they resulted to.


  1. ILO Convention No. 169 (In Ilocano): Brochure

    28 November 1997

    Ti Kadagupan nga Taripnong ti Sangalubungan nga Timpuyog iti Panagtrabaho.

  2. ILO Convention No. 169 (In Cebuano): Brochure

    30 September 1997

    Ang panagtipon sa International Labour Organization (ILO): Sa panagtagbo nga gipahigayon didto sa Geneva sa mga gropong Nagdumala sa International Labour Office ug ang ilang panagtagbo ni-adtong ika-setensay sais nga sesyon, bulan Hunyo, pitsa 7, 1989.

  3. "An independent view"

    29 August 1997

    This paper is a condensation of the author's experiences and observations. The views and opinions does not necessarily reflect the policies and views of the ILO and the INDISCO programme.

  4. Training on revolving loan fund and savings basic information for INDISCO-ARMM

    20 June 1997

    After the conduct of the training, the extension workers re-echoed the concepts and proceedings of the revolving loan fund in their respective project sites and established the necessary structures at the onset of the lending operations.