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. Assessment of the existing services for skilled migrant workers in the Philippines

    29 August 2014

    The report covers a wide range of services provided by state and non-state institutions, from pre-departure training to return and reintegration in the Philippines. It also offers a rich collection of information on the mandate of all state institutions providing services, as well as selected non-state institutions and business enterprises.

  2. Documentation of return and circular migration experiences of Filipino health professionals

    29 August 2014

  3. An assessment of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) agency performance awards

    29 August 2014

    The study primary aim was to assess the objectives and design of POEA’s Agency Performance Awards, its implementation and its contributions. Although regulating the recruitment industry is fundamental in ensuring the well-being of migrant workers, providing incentives may also play a positive role.

  4. Employer’s viewpoint on migration, retention and return of health-care workers: an Indian perspective

    29 August 2014

    The report analyses incentives at the workplace level (across private sector and public sector organizations), programmes at the state level (across the state governments of India) and policies at the bi- or multi-lateral levels (involving national level and bilateral or multi-lateral level national and international decisions) to facilitate the acquisition and retention (circular migration) of Indian doctors between India and European countries; thereby addressing theILO's Decent Work Across Borders (DWAB) Project.

  5. Investigating the working conditions of Filipino and Indian-born nurses in the UK

    25 August 2014

    The working paper brings out the perspectives of Filipino and Indian nurses on their working conditions, and relates these to their immigration status. The issues discussed are very relevant and deserve to be brought to the attention of the wider public -- especially policy-makers to whom the ILO wishes this paper to be of service to.

  6. New titles for July 2014

    31 July 2014

    Manila library catalogue.

  7. Assessment of the impact of migration of health professionals on the labour market and health sector performance in destination countries

    15 July 2014

    The publication is an attempt to understand the impact of the migration of health professionals on the labour market and performance and quality of health services in major countries of destination, particularly the United Kingdom. It discusses the possible impact in relation to three major aspects: the labour market in terms of employment and wages; performance of the health system; and the quality of care.

  8. Decent work for all, July 2014 news update

    01 July 2014

    The July 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a story on the new ILO report on social protection, latest news on the World of Work Summit, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  9. New titles for June 2014

    30 June 2014

    Manila library catalogue.

  10. Brochure on Promoting the Effective Recognition and Implementation of the Fundamental Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Philippines (This Project is funded by the United States Department of State)

    30 June 2014

    The rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining are basic human rights in the workplace, covered by ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98 respectively. Their recognition and implementation are seen to be important barometers of democracy and contribute to sustainable and economic development.

  11. Decent work for all, June 2014 news update

    01 June 2014

    The June 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a story on the EU, ILO and IOM partnership to promote ethical recruitment, latest World of Work 2014: Developing with Jobs report, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  12. New titles for May 2014

    30 May 2014

    Manila library catalogue.

  13. Decent work for all, May 2014 news update

    01 May 2014

    The May 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a story on the TESDA and ILO partnership to aid Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) survivors with training and tools, latest news on measures to protect seafarers, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  14. New titles for April 2014

    30 April 2014

    Manila library catalogue.

  15. Brochure on Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers

    30 April 2014

    The ILO with funding support from the European Union (EU), is to implement a programme called "Promoting Decent Work across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers". The Project seeks to better understand schemes in line with circular migration of health professionals. Through this Project, the ILO seeks to foster a "win-win-win" approach to migration that benefits the migrant workers, the source and destination countries within a rights-based framework for labour migration management.

  16. Green jobs mapping study in the Philippines

    09 April 2014

    This desk research report is the initial step in mapping existing green jobs in the Philippine labour market, based on available published data from government as well as non-government sources.

  17. Global and Asian perspectives on international migration

    02 April 2014

    Global and Asian Perspectives on International Migration features the perspectives of scholars from Asia and other parts of the world, as well as diverse backgrounds. The book explores migration transition in Asia and revisits select theories in light of recent evidence.

  18. Making breakthroughs in the implementation of ethical and professional recruitment

    02 April 2014

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organized a second regional conference for the AAA-OESP as a follow-up to the outcomes achieved during the first gathering.

  19. Decent work for all, April 2014 news update

    01 April 2014

    The April 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a feature on why breastfeeding is a truck driver’s issue, latest news on the Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) training for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) affected areas, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings

  20. New titles for March 2014

    20 March 2014

    Manila library catalogue.