Publications

The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to Sri Lanka. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Office in Sri Lanka.

2020

  1. Platformization of the tourism sector in Sri Lanka: Impacts on labour market and decent work opportunities

    10 September 2020

    This paper considers the impacts that digital platforms are likely to have on the tourism sector -- one of the 'bright spots' in Sri Lanka's future of work.

  2. Green jobs in Sri Lanka: Linkages between environmental sustainability and decent work

    10 September 2020

    'Greens Jobs' are a bright spot in Sri Lanka's Future of Work. This paper focuses on opportunities and sectoral challenges for Green Jobs in Sri Lanka, highlighting knowledge gaps, skills, environmental sustainability and decent work.

  3. © UN Women/Fahad Abdullah Kaize 2020

    Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  4. Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  5. Assessment of the Key Bottlenecks for Private Sector Investments in the Northern Province

    30 June 2020

    This publication ‘Assessment of the Key Bottlenecks for Private Sector Investments in the Northern Province’ is the result of the assessment carried out under the Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation" - LEED+ project of the globally flagged Jobs for Peace and Resilience (JPR) programme. The study was commissioned by the ILO in order to identify key barriers for private sector investments to the Northern Province, with the plan of advocating for addressing these barriers for bringing in more investments to the area and generate decent jobs in both formal and informal sectors.

  6. An ILO for All Seasons-The International Labour Organization's Ways out of Crisis

    29 June 2020

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises.The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

  7. Guidance note on employment intensive tank rehabilitation

    18 June 2020

    This publication is an important result of the ILO's Climate Resilience project implemented in the Northern Province, with the view of building drought resilience of small holder agriculture communities. The guidance note explains the technical process of selecting minor irrigation systems for rehabilitation, how to adopt employment intensive mechanisms in tank rehabilitation and other key features pertaining.

  8. Mainstreaming disaster resilience: Identifying opportunities in national policies and legal framework in relation to rural development

    31 January 2020

    This publication ‘Mainstreaming Disaster Resilience: Identifying Opportunities in National Policies and Legal Framework in relation to Rural Development’ is an important result of the collaboration between the ILO and the Government of Sri Lanka. The desk review of policies combined with a literature review, and solicitation of recommendations from key stakeholders and experts has resulted in the articulation of a range of options for future policy development in watershed and water resource management in land-use and development planning.

  9. Opportunities and challenges in formation and functioning of trade unions in Sri Lanka

    29 January 2020

    This paper was prepared for trade unions in Sri Lanka to strategise on opportunities and challenges in freedom of association and collective bargaining, in accordance with ILO Conventions No. 87 and No. 98.

2019

  1. The Maldives minimum wage report

    15 December 2019

    Following an official request of the Government of the Maldives, the ILO conducted a study on assessing the needs of workers and their families, and economic factor to set a minimum wage for the country.

  2. Presence of human trafficking and forced labour in labour migration - Sri Lanka

    04 December 2019

    This study was undertaken within the framework of the International Labour Organization (ILO) project on “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP)”, funded by the US Department of States Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs.

  3. Employment and environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

    20 November 2019

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

  4. Employment and environmental sustainability in Sri Lanka

    18 November 2019

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

  5. Web Application on Freedom of Association

    02 November 2019

    How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application provides an overview of the principles on freedom of association and explains how ILO procedures and bodies can be best used to secure and promote freedom of association across the world.

  6. Review of law, policy and practice of recruitment of migrant workers in Sri Lanka

    01 November 2019

    This review provides an overview of legislative and policy frameworks concerning recruitment of migrant workers in Sri Lanka. The review identifies gaps in relation to the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment, and proposes recommendations for ensuring fair recruitment.

  7. Tools and Guidelines for Watershed Management in the South-Western Region of Sri Lanka for Increased Climate Resilience

    02 October 2019

    This manual presents tools and guidelines for watershed management, specifically formulated for the local context. It was created to aid local government officers and other land user groups to incorporate better land use management practices in development activities and work with communities.

  8. Workers’ Guide to Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation (No. 205)

    28 August 2019

    Through this Workers’ Guide, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) provides information and guidance on how trade unions can ensure the implementation of this new global tool to their advantage. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference to workers’ organizations on the provisions of Recommendation No. 205.

  9. Business Continuity Plan: Disaster Mitigation and Building Resilience - Basic Guidelines for Preparation of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for MSMEs

    02 August 2019

    This guidelines publication was created to help Sri Lanka micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in the event disasters strike. The plan will help to minimize the effect such disasters have on business operations and priortize business functions to ensure a smooth transition till the situation normalizes.

  10. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for Sri Lankan Journalists

    04 April 2019

    This toolkit was created to help Sri Lanka journalists report on fair recruitment and forced labour. It was created by the International Federation of Journalists and the Free Media Movement in Sri Lanka.

  11. Future of Work in Sri Lanka: Shaping technology transitions for a brighter future

    13 March 2019

    What impact will emerging technologies associated with 4IR have on the future world of work in Sri Lanka? Who will be the winners and losers and what can governments, industry, and citizens do to prepare for the changes that lie ahead? In particular, we focus on three issues: Automation and Job Displacement; Employment Conditions; and Inequities in the Labour Market.

  12. The ILO in Maldives

    12 March 2019

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Maldives. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.