Tools and Services

This section is based on a typology compilation of ILO publications, tools and services prepared by the Policy Department. It is reorganised to match the 24 thematic areas and provides appropriate ILO research papers, instructional material, publications, project documentation, ILO-ITC online courses, toolkits, etc.

2010

  1. Publication

    International labour migration. A rights-based approach

    29 April 2010

    This book offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of international labour migration and the ILO's efforts to protect migrant workers through a rights-based approach. It gives new insights into the factors that motivate people to seek work outside their country of origin and the significant development effects on both origin and destination countries. Exposing the often limited access of migrant workers to their fundamental rights at work, it describes in detail the international norms that have evolved to protect migrant workers and ensure decent work for all. It reflects on existing and potential international governance structures, addressing the linkages between migration and development, and reviews the role of the ILO's Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration in improving policy-making and international cooperation in the area of labour migration. Price CHF 50; USD 50; GBP 30; EUR 33

  2. Publication

    Making migration a development factor: the case of North and West Africa

    28 April 2010

    Many individuals migrate in the hope of attaining better living and working conditions for themselves and their families – a fact which highlights the important role of the labour market for the individual in the migration experience. But the labour market also plays an important role in the manner in which migrant workers contribute to economic development in the country of destination and how migration influences development in the country of origin.

  3. Publication

    Extending the scope of application of labour laws to the informal economy

    15 April 2010

    Digest of comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies related to the informal economy

  4. Publication

    The fundamentals of labour administration

    28 January 2010

    A well-coordinated, professional and efficient labour administration machinery is essential to the effective governance of the labour market. This book will be an invaluable resource for labour administrators, labour inspectors, conciliators, employment service officials, governments, workers, employers, researchers and professionals.

  5. Publication

    Compliance with labour legislation: its efficacy and efficiency

    19 January 2010

    This volume is part of research and studies under the new Programme on Labour Administration and Inspection. The relationship between labour law and its efficacy and efficiency is not a new subject. However, the debate around this topic is becoming even more important in the light of the current crisis.

  6. Publication

    In search of decent work. Migrant workers' rights: A manual for trade unionists

    13 January 2010

    Migration is primarily a labour issue. It concerns the movement of workers who cross borders to find employment, as well as the necessity of equal treatment, good working conditions and rights for these workers. The purpose of this manual is to guide the trade union movement's participation in shaping migration policies by promoting sound labour migration practices and reaching out to migrant workers. It aims to ensure that migration benefits the countries of origin as well as destination countries, and both migrant and non-migrant workers.

  7. Resource list

    Local Resource-Based Approaches for Infrastructure Investment - Source Book

    01 January 2010

2009

  1. Project

    Work Improvements in Small Enterprises programme (WISE+)

    11 December 2009

    Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training programme that empowers small and medium enterprises to take practical and low-cost action to improve working conditions.

  2. Instructional material

    WISE+ full training package (Action Manual and Trainers' Guide)

    11 December 2009

    The new WISE+ training package brings together the WISE Action Manual (1997) with the new WISE-R Action Manual to create a complete WISE+ Action Manual. We have also created a second binder, which contains the WISE and new WISE-R Trainers’ Guides.

  3. Meeting document

    Report I(B) - Report of the Director-General: The cost of coercion

    12 May 2009