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. 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.

  2. 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.

  13. The ILO in Sri Lanka

    12 March 2019

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Sri Lanka. 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.

  14. Exports to jobs: Boosting the gains from trade in South Asia

    26 February 2019

    The report, jointly produced by the World Bank and the International Labour Organization (ILO), breaks new ground in examining the impact of exports on local labor markets in South Asia.

2018

  1. Future of Work for Tea Smallholders in Sri Lanka

    15 December 2018

    This study presents the findings of a mapping exercise commissioned by the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives to assess the current state of decent work among tea smallholders in Sri Lanka and its implications on the future of work in the tea industry.

  2. Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes [Executive Summary]

    10 December 2018

  3. Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes

    10 December 2018

    The latest Global Estimates indicate that 152 million children — 64 million girls and 88 million boys — are in child labour globally, accounting for almost one in 10 of all children worldwide. How can the world community get firmly on track toward eliminating child labour? The International Labour Organization report Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes points the way with policy approaches and responses.

  4. Assessment of the effects of annual drought and floods on child labour (hazardous and non-hazardous) and child welfare in Sri Lanka

    30 November 2018

    The study focuses on issues relating to current natural disasters in the context of Sri Lanka, its impact on children and their families, specifically on children’s loss of welfare, schooling, their vulnerabilities to child labour and prevailing child labour in the selected districts.