Publications on Disability and work


  1. Publication

    A guideline for employment services for people with disabilities

    01 July 2011

    A guideline aimed at supporting implementation of friendly and accessible employment promotion services for people with disabilities and was produced only in Mongolian.

  2. Publication

    Disability in the Workplace: Company Practices

    24 January 2011

    This report presents 25 contemporary case studies of company policies and practices related to disability, including hiring and retention, the development of products and services, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It has recently been described by a major multinational corporation as a "goldmine of ideas" for developing its disability diversity strategy.


  1. Publication

    Paving a way out of poverty for people with intellectual disabilities

    01 August 2010

    Millions of people with intellectual disabilities and their families are inordinately affected by poverty and social and economic exclusion. In March 2010, the ILO–Irish Aid Partnership Programme gathered representatives from several East African countries, Australia and the United Kingdom at a three-day conference in Lusaka, Zambia to explore opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to train and work alongside non-disabled workers in their communities, thereby paving a way out of poverty.


  1. Publication

    The price of exclusion : the economic consequences of excluding people with disabilities from the world of work

    14 December 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 43

  2. Publication

    News@ILO, December 2009/January 2010

    01 December 2009

    The December 2009/January 2010 edition of the ILO's Asia Pacific e-newsletter contains the latest news from the regional office, a feature on the empowerment of persons with disabilities in Viet Nam and the region, a selection of the latest publications, and details of forthcoming events and meetings.

  3. Fact sheet

    Facts on Disability and Decent Work

    10 November 2009

    People with disabilities represent an estimated 10 per cent of the world’s population, or some 650 million people worldwide. Approximately 470 million are of working age.

  4. Publication

    Facts on Disability and Decent Work

    10 November 2009


  1. Publication

    Getting hired. A trainer's manual for conducting a workshop for job-seekers with disabilities

    05 September 2008

    The purpose of the job-seekers' workshop is to assist people with disabilities in finding and keeping employment in the formal sector and addresses the unique barriers that disabled people often face when seeking jobs..

  2. Publication

    Issues: April 2008

    01 April 2008

    This includes articles on trends in labour migration in ASEAN, the ILO’s efforts to share expertise on decent work, and a talent contest in Cambodia’s garment industry.

  3. Publication

    Recognizing ability : the skills and productivity of persons with disabilities : literature review

    05 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 3