ILO in Asia and the Pacific

  • Water is wealth for Sri Lankan farmers

    The legacy of conflict combined with climate change brought drought and impending disaster to northern Sri Lankan farmers. An ILO project helped to restore water and put them back on the road to a more prosperous life.

  • Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide and in Asia

    A new ILO study reveals that almost seven in 10 workers worldwide are self-employed or in small businesses. Self-employed and micro-enterprises account for more than 80 per cent of employment in South Asia. By contrast, medium-sized and large enterprises account for 46 per cent of employment in East Asia and the Pacific.

ILO's research and publications

  1. ilo.org/futureasia

    Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6

    Spurred by technological advancements, demographic shifts and environmental and climate disruptions, fast-paced transformations are affecting how, where and when people work, impacting our labour markets and shaping the future of work. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6 provides an overview of how countries in the Asia-Pacific region are reacting to such changes with new or adapted strategies and policies.

  2. Global Commission on the Future of Work

    Work for a brighter future

    This landmark report by the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work examines how to achieve a better future of work for all at a time of unprecedented change and exceptional challenges in the world of work.