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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. Measuring CHANGE

    02 July 2012

    This guide aims to explain the role of monitoring and evaluation in instituting CHANGE in the workplace, providing examples on what data may be collected and how analysis may be conducted.

  2. Instituting CHANGE in the workplace

    02 July 2012

    The workplace is an ideal setting to carry out health promotion programmes. Recognizing the interrelatedness of unhealthy habits and risky behavious, the enterprise response must use a comprehensive approach to achieve positive results.

  3. Communicating CHANGE manual

    02 July 2012

    CHANGE is a comprehensive workplace health and wellness campaign under the healthy lifestyle in the workplace programme that aims to enable young professionals to make healthy choices to improve their well-being and overall performance.

  4. Decent work for all, July 2012 news update

    01 July 2012

    The July 2012 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains an article on scaling up the fight against child labour, latest news on technical vocational skills training for disadvantaged youth, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  5. Comparative analysis on the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) of the Philippines

    29 June 2012

    All three instruments affirm the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples on the basis of equality and non-discrimination.

  6. New titles for June 2012

    28 June 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  7. Paths to dreams: five migrant tell echoing stories of working abroad

    05 June 2012

    This book essays the stories of five migrant Thai workers who had experienced working in European countries. They recount how they were deceived and abused. More importantly, they share how they fought back for justice, and tell the lessons they have learned. It was originally written in the Thai language, and later translated into English for a much wider audience. This book seeks to contribute to educating potential migrant workers on what they should be aware of, and prepare for in case they choose to work abroad. Further, it is hoped that this will help them gain more information in eventually deciding whether this path could actually fulfill their dreams.

  8. A case study of Thai migrant workers in Sweden

    05 June 2012

    A Case Study of Thai Migrant Workers Exploited in Sweden is one of the two case studies produced under the International Labour Organization–European Union project Going Back–Moving On: Economic and Social Empowerment of Migrants, Including Victims of Trafficking, Returned from European Union and Neighbouring Countries (2009 –12). The project extended technical support to government and nongovernment service providers offering return and reintegration assistance to victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking.

  9. Decent work for all, June 2012 news update

    01 June 2012

    The June 2012 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains an article on ethical recruitment in the health sector, latest news on child labour and Guy Ryder as the newly elected ILO Director-General, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  10. New titles for May 2012

    31 May 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  11. Good practices and lessons learned

    31 May 2012

    One component of the project required the documentation of the processes that may be considered as evolving good practices, as well as the lessons earned, in the course of implementing the project for learning and knowledge sharing purposes. This collection of good practices and lessons learned from activities in both the Philippines and Thailand complements two case studies — - Thai migrant workers’ experiences in Europe (Poland and Sweden), a “story book” of five Thai migrants’ versions of abuse in No Dream Come True…Only More Debt, and a collection of Filipino returned migrants’ stories of triumph and hope in Going Home, Making Good.

  12. A case study of Thai migrant workers in Poland

    29 May 2012

    The objective of the case studies is to review workers entire migration experience to draw lessons from the returnees that would be useful to improve the protection and service provision offered to other workers going to work overseas.

  13. Directory of service providers for Filipino migrant workers

    18 May 2012

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is the national government agency mandated to formulate and implement policies and programs, and serve as the policy advisory arm of the Executive branch in the field of labor and employment. The DOLE serves more that 38.51 million workers comprising the Philippine labor force, including the 3.62 million temporary migrants working in about 215 destinations worldwide.

  14. La Union migration and development strategic plan (2012-2016)

    18 May 2012

    Recognizing the importance of migration in the overall development of the province as well as the need to address attendant problems, the Provincial Government and other key stakeholders decided to formulate a strategic plan on migration and development, which will serve as the blueprint in mitigating the risk and adverse effects of migration, and in ensuring that migration redounds to the benefit of the province and its residents.

  15. Decent work for all, May 2012 news update

    01 May 2012

    The May 2012 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains an article on entrepreneurship as a career option, latest news on the guidelines launched for the police and military to apply freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, global employment trends for youth, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  16. New titles for April 2012

    27 April 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  17. Developing a system of linkages, cooperation and coordination of service providers in Italy, France and the Philippines to improve delivery of services to distressed Filipino migrants, particularly victims of exploitation and trafficking

    02 April 2012

    This study is a contribution towards the development of a more structured system of linkages,cooperation and coordination among service providers in Italy, France and the Philippines to address more efficiently and effectively the needs of distressed Filipino migrants. It seeks to assist stakeholders and service providers in the two EU countries and the Philippines in drawing up jointly a set of guidelines for such a delivery system which, hopefully, can be used as a model for other countries.

  18. Situation analysis of outbound and return migration and local institutional mechanisms to support migrants in La Union, Ilocos Sur and Nueva Ecija

    02 April 2012

    This report presents a brief profile of three Philippine provinces — La Union, Ilocos Sur and Nueva Ecija — particularly at their population features, and the poverty, human development, economic and employment characteristics. It also examines the trends and patterns of overseas migration and remittances, especially in comparison to the overall Philippine trends and patterns. Likewise, it reviews the migration-related institutional mechanisms in the three provinces, and forwards recommendations to effectively support returning migrants.

  19. From Asia to Europe and back: rapid appraisal of Thai workers travelling to and from the European Union, and available assistance

    02 April 2012

    This report is a compilation of demographic information on Thai labor migrants to Europe, and the situation of returnees who have been trafficked, or suffer from labor exploitation in the migration process. It also assesses the current forms of reintegration services in Thailand, including regional cooperation and agreements.

  20. The Philippines and return migration: rapid appraisal of the return and re-integration policies and service delivery

    02 April 2012

    This report reflects a rapid appraisal for taking stock of what is known about return migration to the Philippines, in general; and return migration from Europe and its neighbouring countries, in particular. It looks at the magnitude of return migration, the return migration experience of Filipino workers, their motivations for returning, and the policies, programmes and legislative framework designed to reintegrate returning workers.

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