Publications

The ILO Country Office for Pakistan publishes a wide range of books, reports and working papers relevant to Pakistan. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the ILO Library in Islamabad.

2021

  1. 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.

  2. Rapid Assessment: The impact of COVID-19 on labour migration governance, recruitment practices and migrant workers in Pakistan

    16 April 2021

    Covering the period from March to November 2020, the assessment examines the pandemic’s impact on labour migration from Pakistan, primarily to Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Its findings are drawn from an in-depth survey, key informant interviews and discussions with migrant workers, regulatory bodies, relevant stakeholders and facilitators of migration processes.

  3. Pakistan Decent Work Country Profile 2019

    19 February 2021

    This report is part of a joint collaboration between the Government of Pakistan and ILO to measure changes to ascertain progress and sustainability toward achieving decent work. The report was carried out in close collaboration with ILO Technical Specialists in Geneva and a team of national experts in Pakistan.

  4. Employment-Intensive public works (EIPWs) to create employment

    08 February 2021

    This study describes the feasibility of applying employment-intensive public works as a means of addressing the loss of jobs and income resulting from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 in Pakistan.

2020

  1. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

  2. Recruitment agency business practices and role of intermediaries in the foreign employment industry in Pakistan

    24 September 2020

    This study employs a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for the profiling of recruitment intermediaries, understanding their business practices and developing a set of recommendations for effective management.

  3. Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  4. © UN Women/Fahad Abdullah Kaize 2021

    Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  5. Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Fact Sheet

    09 April 2020

    The fundamental principles and rights at work derive from ILO Conventions and Recommendations, which set international labour standards on a broad range of subjects related to the world of work, including human rights at work, occupational safety and health, employment policy and human resources development.

  6. Fair recruitment country brief: Pakistan

    07 April 2020

    This brief provides an overview of fair recruitment challenges and opportunities in Pakistan, and priorities for action for the REFRAME project.

  7. Social protection responses to the Covid-19 crisis

    03 April 2020

  8. COVID-19 and the World of Work: What can workers do?

    26 March 2020

  9. COVID-19 and the World of Work: What can employers do?

    26 March 2020

  10. COVID-19: How to protect yourself and others

    26 March 2020

  11. Managing Enterprises & Workplaces during COVID-19

    26 March 2020

  12. COVID-19: How to protect yourself and others

    26 March 2020

    ILO’s International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES) project, funded by the European Union.

  13. COVID-19: Protect yourself and others

    11 March 2020

  14. Review of law, policy and practice of recruitment of migrant workers in Pakistan

    11 March 2020

    This review provides an overview of legislative and policy frameworks concerning recruitment of migrant workers in Pakistan. The review identifies gaps in relation to the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment, and proposes recommendations for ensuring fair recruitment.

  15. Social protection systems for all to prevent homelessness and facilitate access to adequate housing

    20 February 2020

    The role of social protection systems in reducing poverty and inequality, preventing homelessness, and facilitating access to adequate housing.

  16. Female labour migration from Pakistan: A situation analysis

    01 February 2020

    This report examines patterns and characteristics of female labour migration from Pakistan, and provides recommendations to ensure that women have equal opportunities for safe and fair migration.

2019

  1. Achieving SDGs and ending poverty through Universal Social Protection (Project fact sheet)

    27 November 2019

    The implementation partners (UN DESA and ILO) will build on the methodology of the ILO's Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All (2016-30) at the country level, combined with a global component to focus on the development of practical knowledge base.