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. Guide

    Community Infrastructure in Urban Areas: Creating jobs while improving low-income settlements

    31 March 2020

    This Guide describes the application of various tools in selected urban communities in the Philippines and Cambodia and describes the different components of an effective approach to improve community infrastructure in low-income settlements while creating employment in the process.

  2. Publication

    Rapid employment creation in times of crisis: From cash for work to sustainable recovery and livelihood development

    31 March 2020

    This document brings together ILO principles, experiences and tools in rapid employment creation in times of crisis, with examples from the Asia and Pacific region where natural disasters are frequent occurrences due to the changing climates.

  3. Publication

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, March/April 2020

    27 March 2020

  4. © dronepicr 2020

    COVID-19 and the World of Work

    COVID-19: what role for workers’ organizations?

    24 March 2020

    This note prepared by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’Activities (ACTRAV) shows why the ILO Recommendation No 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience (R205) is an effective instrument for governments, employers and workers organizations to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  5. Employment Policy Brief

    Migration and job creation in North/West Africa: Employment-intensive investment strategies in The Gambia, Mauritania, and Tunisia

    24 March 2020

    This note explains how the ILO supports its constituents, particularly the countries of the origin of migrants, in addressing migration issues through job creation with the EIIP approach, with concrete examples from the ILO’s experiences in The Gambia, Mauritania, and Tunisia.

  6. ILO/Sida Partnership on Employment Working Paper No. 4

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and employment policies in the Philippines

    23 March 2020

  7. Guide

    Training Manual - Construction of Rural Road Pavements Utilizing Labour-Based Technology

    18 March 2020

  8. Guide

    Construction of low volume sealed roads 2013 - good practice guide to labour-based methods

    18 March 2020