Publications

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.

2023

  1. Viet Nam’s electronics supply chain: Decent work challenges and opportunities

    16 January 2023

    The report assesses the electronics industry in Viet Nam, the largest export sector and one of the largest employers in Viet Nam, with the aim of understanding opportunities and challenges for advancing decent work during the post-COVID-19 recovery period.

2022

  1. Lessons learned: Building migrant women’s groups and networks

    16 December 2022

    The Lessons Learned outlined in this paper draw attention to reflections and good practices from the experiences of building of migrant women’s groups and networks in both countries of origin and destination.

  2. Achieving fair and ethical recruitment: Improving regulation and enforcement in the ASEAN region

    15 December 2022

    This report focuses on the efforts of ASEAN Member States to foster fair and ethical recruitment. It maps the laws and regulations, and moreover, the enforcement mechanisms States have employed, and reviews evidence of the results achieved.

  3. ASEAN: The Employment - Environment - Climate Nexus: Employment and environmental sustainability factsheet

    30 November 2022

    The Employment-Environment-Climate Nexus Factsheets are a series produced for countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This Factsheet provides key features of labour market and environmental sustainability performance in ASEAN, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  4. Viet Nam: The Employment - Environment - Climate Nexus: Employment and environmental sustainability factsheet

    30 November 2022

    The Employment-Environment-Climate Nexus Factsheets are a series produced for countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This Factsheet provides key features of labour market and environmental sustainability performance in Viet Nam, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  5. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work (Summary)

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  6. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  7. Training manual on child labour prevention and reduction: For cooperatives and the collective sector - Book 2

    16 September 2022

    The package entitled "Training manual on child labour prevention and reduction for cooperatives and the collective sector" was developed under the cooperation between ILO Vietnam and Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA). It is a set of training guidlines for cooperative staff and personnel.

  8. Training manual on child labour prevention and reduction: For cooperatives and the collective sector - Book 1

    16 September 2022

    The package entitled "Training manual on child labour prevention and reduction for cooperatives and the collective sector" was developed under the cooperation between ILO Vietnam and Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA). It is a set of training guidlines for cooperative staff and personnel.

  9. A very beautiful but heavy jacket: The experiences of migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in South-East Asia

    01 September 2022

    The study reveals migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in South-East Asia benefit from labour migration, yet experience discrimination.

  10. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    31 August 2022

    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.

  11. The experiences of migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in ASEAN

    30 August 2022

    This brief draws from the findings of research titled "A very beautiful but heavy jacket: The experiences of migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in South-East Asia", which aims to fill the gap in knowledge about the experiences and motivations of migrant workers with diverse SOGIE in South-East Asia.

  12. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Asia and the Pacific

    30 August 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and priorities for this region from a life-cycle perspective.

  13. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people

    11 August 2022

    Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and gives detailed analyses of trends and issues facing young people in the labour market.

  14. ENHANCE Project Newsletter, edition 11, August 2022

    11 August 2022

    The eleventh 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 6 months.

  15. ILO work in Viet Nam

    09 August 2022

    This flyer provides a comprehensive list of current ILO projects in Viet Nam.

  16. Good practices, emerging strategies and lessons learned from the ILO ENHANCE Project

    27 July 2022

    This report documents a selection of good practices, emerging strategies and lessons learned from the ILO Project, Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam (ENHANCE), which is implemented with funding from the US Department of Labour. Informed by key informant interviews from the Project's three target provinces of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and An Giang, the objective of the report is to support the development of strategies for the extended implementation phase of the project, as well as the implementation of Viet Nam's second National Action Programme of Child Labour Prevention and Reduction for the 2021-25 period.

  17. Making Just Transition Work through Stronger Workers’ Organizations in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

    01 July 2022

    The project aims to improve the technical knowledge, managerial capacity and policy influence of workers’ organizations in Malaysia and Viet Nam.

  18. Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends

    24 June 2022

    The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.

  19. Skills development and lifelong learning in Viet Nam: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief examines skills development and lifelong learning in Viet Nam. The approach takes a macroeconomic perspective on the main challenges and the outcomes in terms of labour market performance.