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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Labor migration in Asia: COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and policy responses

    31 May 2022

    This publication analyzes the region’s labour migration outlook, corresponding economic and policy developments, and changes caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It overviews labour migration to and from different Asian economies and details policy approaches in major origin and destination economies of labour migrants.

  4. Labour practices in Viet Nam’s wooden furniture industry: Challenges and good practices

    31 May 2022

    Original research for the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme.

  5. UN collaboration on social protection: Reaching consensus on how to accelerate social protection systems-building

    05 May 2022

    The objective of this publication is to work towards a consensus among UN agencies on how best to support countries to achieve progress towards universal social protection in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  6. A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs

    01 May 2022

    Coal is the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and its rapid phasing out is essential to limit global warming to 1.5°C. However, the status of coal power plants as of 2021 shows that the world is far from reaching this objective unless drastic steps are taken immediately. The ILO's Report on "A just transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs" lays out the need to mitigate the negative socio-economic effects of coal phase out and the necessity for just transition policies to be fostered by using evidence at local levels.

  7. Enhancing social dialogue towards a culture of safety and health: What have we learned from the COVID-19 crisis?

    14 April 2022

  8. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 April 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22.

  9. Viet Nam social security legal reform: An integrated framework

    23 March 2022

    This report reflects on key dimensions of social security law reform in Viet Nam from the perspective of an integrated framework, which are conceptual and normative framework challenges, reflections on an integrated social security system, the importance of universal and multi-tiered approaches of relevance to Viet Nam, extending coverage, reflecting on key coverage gaps; improving the scope and adequacy of the benefit regime; implementing social security legal and institutional reform and system integration, and recommendations.

  10. Measuring labour migration in ASEAN: Analysis from the ILO’s International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database

    10 March 2022

    This report presents the latest statistics on international labour migration in ASEAN.

  11. Safety and health in the coffee supply chain in Viet Nam: Project snapshots from October 2021 to January 2022

    28 February 2022

  12. Labour and Social Trends in Viet Nam 2021, Outlook to 2030

    11 February 2022

  13. Promising practices, experiences and lessons learned in eliminating gender inequality in the garment sector in Asia

    04 February 2022

    The report highlights policies, programmes and initiatives that have been successful in closing critical gender gaps in the garment industry.

  14. ENHANCE Project Newsletter, edition 10, January 2022

    28 January 2022

    The tenth 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 7 months.

  15. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022

    17 January 2022

    This ILO flagship report details the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world of work.

  16. Expanding social insurance coverage in Viet Nam: The case for the introduction of a multi-tiered child benefit

    11 January 2022

    This publication is expected to contribute to the revision of the Social Insurance Law and promote gender equality in social protection in Viet Nam.


  1. Recovery and labour migration in the post-pandemic future

    17 December 2021

    Thematic background paper for the 14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

  2. Industrial Relations Report 2019

    09 December 2021

    The National IR Report 2019 – a product of collaboration between the ILO and MOLISA ILSSA, is developed in the hope of producing a working paper for labour researchers, labour practitioners and policy makers in industrial relations. Content in the report should be considered in line with the legal framework of the time, especially in recognition of the Labour Code 2012 and considering changes in the Labour Code 2019.

  3. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    07 December 2021

    This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

  4. COVID-19 and employment in the tourism sector in the Asia–Pacific region

    18 November 2021

    A brief from the ILO highlights COVID-19 impacts on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific that have left the sector reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.