The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, and videos relevant to Viet Nam. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Hanoi.


  1. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects in Asia and the Pacific, ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    16 June 2021

    In 2011, the international community adopted the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), which recognized for the first time that domestic work is work and that domestic workers should enjoy the same labour protections as all other workers.

  2. Effective regulations? Environmental impact assessment in the textile and garment sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam

    14 June 2021

    Environmental regulations provide protection for both environmental assets and the livelihoods of communities that depend on these assets. The analysis evaluates the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes for proponents of industrial projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam. The report finds that enhanced environmental outcomes can be achieved by greater awareness among proponents of the links between environmental management (as facilitated by the EIA process) and sustainable development.

  3. Is public sector employment a haven in the COVID-19 jobs crisis?

    14 June 2021

    It looks as if job opportunities in the public sector have provided a respite from the shrinking private sector during the dark days of the COVID-19 crisis, at least for some women.

  4. Greener clothes? Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia

    07 June 2021

    The increasing social and environmental impacts of the textile and garment supply chain are well known and have resulted in the development of an array of initiatives, tools and assessment platforms to enhance the sustainability of the sector. There is a great deal of diversity in these initiatives, including differences in their focus, the actors involved, who the beneficiaries are, the longevity of the activities and how they define and measure success. The report highlights where there might be gaps in the current offerings of initiatives, and what types of initiatives have alignment with MSMEs knowledge and learning needs, as a way to highlight where future attention in developing new or enhanced initiatives might lie.

  5. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

    02 June 2021

    In 2020, an estimated 8.8 per cent of total working hours were lost – the equivalent of the hours worked in one year by 255 million full-time workers. This summary indicator captures the various channels through which the pandemic has affected labour markets.

  6. ENHANCE Project Newsletter, edition 9, May 2021

    31 May 2021

    The ninth edition of the newsletter for the USDOL funded ILO Project, Enhancing National capacity to prevent and reduce child labour in Viet Nam (ENHANCE), details some of the Project’s key activities over the last four months

  7. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organization on the Cooperation to Promote International Labour Standards in Viet Nam for the 2021-30 Period

    25 May 2021

  8. Measuring Sustainable Development Goal indicator 10.7.1 on the recruitment costs of migrant workers: Results of Viet Nam pilot survey 2019

    20 May 2021

    This report presents an assessment of the pilot process on measuring SDG indicator 10.7.1, undertaken by the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO), in collaboration with the ILO, during the quarter four of the 2019 country’s Labour Force Survey.

  9. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    18 May 2021

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

  10. Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration Fair Recruitment and Forced Labour - Viet Nam Edition

    17 May 2021

    The Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration Fair Recruitment and Forced Labour - Viet Nam Edition serves as a guide for journalists, researchers, trainers and other actors in Viet Nam who write about labour migration, especially in the context of recruitment of migrant workers and forced labour.

  11. Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector

    05 May 2021

    This report sheds light on the importance of addressing gender equality in the garment sector, while also providing ILO constituents and industry stakeholders with a holistic roadmap for action that places decent work and social justice at the heart of the post-pandemic business model. The report specifically considers gender equality within the garment sector in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Viet Nam.

  12. Multi-tiered Social Security for Universal Coverage – A focus on Families in Viet Nam

    20 April 2021

    This policy brief introduces the multi-tiered social security systems to enable universal coverage with a focus on families. A coherent and well-designed family support system within the emerging social security system is truly rights-based, fair and equitable proposal; it has a high potential to attract workers to the social insurance system; and it is the most likely to be politically — and therefore financially- sustainable over time.

  13. Productivity interventions available to garment factories in Asia: A mapping study

    19 April 2021

    This study focuses on the availability of productivity interventions in the Asian garment sectors. By examining a subset of productivity interventions available to the industry, the paper depicts a broader picture of what type of support services are available to Asian garment factories.

  14. ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus) - Version 3.0

    14 April 2021

    FAQ - Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, and guidance from the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations
    (13 April 2021 - Version 3.0)

  15. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  16. Extending social insurance for informal workers

    09 March 2021

  17. Research paper: Study of the impact of intermediaries on environmental and social outcomes and worker vulnerability in small-scale fishing and aquaculture in Indonesia and Viet Nam

    09 March 2021

    This study examines the specific role and impact of intermediaries through four case studies of small-scale seafood production in Southeast Asia.

  18. Gender and the labour market in Viet Nam

    02 March 2021

    This is an analysis based on the Viet Nam Labour Force Survey

  19. Labour Code 2019: Resolution of labour disputes

    03 February 2021

    This joint publication by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs highlights the regulations in the 2019 Labour Code on resolution of labour disputes.

  20. Labour Code 2019: Working hours and rest periods

    03 February 2021

    This joint publication by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs highlights the regulations in the 2019 Labour Code on working hours and rest periods.