Resources Library

Publications & technical tools

  1. Publication

    A Guide on Labour Inspection Intervention in the Informal Economy - A participatory method

    24 April 2018

    The informal economy comprises more than half of the global labour force and more than 90% of micro and small enterprises worldwide. It encompasses a huge diversity of situations, employers and workers, most of them operating out of survival needs, especially in industrializing countries. In these countries, the protection provided by regulatory systems may not apply in law or in practice to informal economic units and workers therein; the scarce resources of enforcement agencies along with the particular challenges related to the informal economy may also lead governments to concentrate their efforts in formal enterprises. To address these challenges, the ILO, together with labour inspectorates from selected African Member States, developed and piloted a simple and effective process to address fundamental labour rights and occupational safety and health deficits through labour inspection as presented in this guide.

  2. Publication

    ILO Approach to Strategic Compliance Planning for Labour Inspectorates

    29 November 2017

Training materials

  1. Instructional material

    Online toolkit of resources to support member States in ratifying up-to-date standards on OSH in construction and mining

    29 March 2019

    The Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG) was established in 2015 to review the ILO’s international labour standards. Through this body, the ILO’s tripartite constituents aim to ensure that the Organization’s body of standards is robust and responsive to the constantly changing patterns of the world of work, for the purpose of the protection of workers and taking into account the needs of sustainable enterprises.

  2. Instructional material

    Strategic Compliance Resource Page

    14 March 2018

    Strategic Compliance, Labour Inspection, LABADMIN/OSH

Promotional materials

  1. Publication

    Towards Improved Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

    05 June 2017

    The ILO’s ‘Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh’ project funded by the US Department of Labor was launched in 2013 in response to the safety issues affecting the RMG sector. Coming to an end in January 2017, this publication highlights the major achievements of the project.

  2. Publication

    Toolbox for the collection and use of OSH data

    10 March 2017