Library / documentation center

The Employment Sector Information and Documentation centre offers ILO Officials both at Headquarters and the field, ILO constituents, journalists, students and others a range of services to meet your information needs.

This includes access to the Sector's free publications, research assistance, loans from the Employment Sector's or the ILO Library's collection, guidance on how to use information resources and on-line research tools effectively. The Centre also organises displays of its own as well as other ILO publications during special events.

Recent publications

  1. Publication

    Appeal: The ILO response to the Idai and Kenneth cyclones in Mozambique

    15 May 2019

    The ILO is launching an appeal to its development partners to support the response to Cyclone Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique. The intervention aims to contribute to the restoration of public services using resilient construction methods while generating short-term employment for young workers in Sofala and Manica, which have been the most affected provinces. This response is part of the ILO overall strategy for the implementation of the Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for peace and resilience (2017), where disaster response and disaster risk reduction have been indicated as a priority in crisis response by ILO constituents. The estimated funding need is USD 13 million, spread across the 2019-2021 period.

  2. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #76: Rokin Banks - 70 years of efforts to build an inclusive society in Japan through enhancing workers’ access to finance

    01 May 2019

    This working paper documents the experience of Japanese union-led cooperative financial institutions and trade unions in enhancing workers’ access to finance. The working paper highlights 70 years of experience of Rokin Banks in providing access to finance for workers, and in particular low income workers. The paper reviews the factors that contributed to the success and longevity of the model as well as the strategies that Rokin Banks chose to address the challenges of a changing labour movement, a changing world of work, and a highly competitive financial sector. This working paper was produced in close collaboration with the National Association of Labour Banks in Japan and the ILO Office for Japan.

  3. Publication

    The involvement of employer organisations in the governance of skills systems: a literature review

    12 April 2019

  4. A joint ILO/IOE publication

    Tools for Quality Apprenticeships: a Guide for Enterprises

    09 April 2019

    This guide aims to show, through actual examples which are used day in and day out by employers in the real world, how enterprises manage the various processes which need to be undertaken to deliver a successful apprenticeship programme.

  5. Publication

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Issue 11, March 2019

    26 March 2019

  6. EIIP Policy Brief

    Lebanon: Public works for women’s empowerment, refugee livelihood promotion and host community development

    06 March 2019

  7. EIIP Policy Brief

    Nepal: Road maintenance as a vehicle for social inclusion and decent work for women

    06 March 2019

  8. EIIP Policy Brief

    Tanzania: Gender-responsive public works as a key building block of social protection for all

    06 March 2019