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.


  1. Sixth Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    06 February 2015

    This sixth bi-annual newsletter of ILO Pakistan.


  1. The ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project 2013 - 2016: A status update (as of October 2014)

    24 November 2014

    The booklet provides a brief overview of South Asia labour migration patterns and highlights key challenges for migration governance in the sub-region. It also provides an update on the status and key achievements of the ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project (for the period of June 2013 - October 2014).

  2. Pakistan Decent Work Country Profile 2014 - Snapshot Summary

    05 November 2014

    This report is part of a joint collaboration between the Government of Pakistan and ILO – to develop a baseline of decent work indictors in Pakistan. The report was carried out in close collaboration with ILO Technical Specialists in Geneva and a team of national experts in Pakistan.

  3. Minimum wages in the global garment industry

    31 October 2014

    This research note provides a brief overview of minimum wages for the garment sector in the top 25 apparel exporters from the developing world.

  4. Enabling women's work

    28 October 2014

    Women’s work participation rates in South Asia, with the exception of Nepal, are low compared to other regions. Social norms continue to influence work-seeking behaviour, resulting in persistent concentration of women workers in certain occupations and as home-based workers.

  5. Pakistan Decent Work Country Profile

    27 October 2014

  6. Pakistan DWCP Annual Report-2013

    05 August 2014

  7. Fifth Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    22 July 2014

    This fifth bi-annual newsletter offers a glimpse into the results and achievements of three important interventions that actively contributed to the realization of Pakistan's Decent Work Country Programme priorities.

  8. Pakistani textile sector in International arena - Brief report on roundtable

    27 May 2014

    ILO Islamabad and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Islamabad jointly organised a round-table to discuss the potential opportunities and barriers for promoting trade between Pakistan and Netherlands in textile and garment sectors - particularly focusing the compliance with International Labour Standards. Netherlands' Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms Lilianne Ploumen also participated and talked at the event.

  9. Strengthening labour migration governance in Pakistan

    24 April 2014

    Information brief about strengthening labour migration governance in Pakistan.

  10. Harmonizing national labour laws with International Labour Standards

    23 April 2014

    Information brief about harmonizing national labour laws with International Labour Standards.


  1. Asia Pacific Labour Market Update - December 2013

    16 December 2013

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 13 December 2013, with special coverage on the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on livelihoods in the Philippines.

  2. Fourth Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    25 November 2013

    Fourth bi-annual newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Pakistan has been published. It contains news and updates related to Strengthening Entrepreneurship Training in Pakistan, World Day against Child Labour 2013, Gender Unit, Department of Labour Punjab wins UN Public Service Award, Trade Union Education and Outreach, Media: the new development partner, new project launched and other stories.

  3. Joint Action Plan for Promoting Workplace Safety and Health in Sindh

    04 October 2013

    A collaborative Plan of Action of Labour Department - Government of Sindh, Employers Federation of Pakistan and Pakistan Workers Federation, in collaboration with ILO.

  4. Pakistan Labour Market Update - September 2013

    01 October 2013

    Pakistan Labour Market Update 2013 provides a snapshot of the latest economic and labour market situation in Pakistan based on information gathered from official national sources. The Update presents the overall employment context and highlights the distinct challenge for women in terms of participation and access to better quality jobs.

  5. ILO Publications. Catalogue Autumn 2013 - Update of English titles

    01 September 2013

  6. Sindh Employment Report 2013: Skills

    28 August 2013

    The Sindh Employment Trends Report 2013 is the first provincial report that provides a broad assessment of the labour market situation in Sindh. The report also looks at the various categories of employment, occupational groupings and provides insight to the overall demand of vocational training in the TEVT system and highlights trends in youth employment, gender gaps in employment and adult training.

  7. Punjab Employment Trends: 2013

    19 July 2013

    Punjab Employment Trends Report is the first of the series that covers twelve key indicators of the labour market. The report analyses the labour market in Punjab for the period 2007-2011. The structure of employment is examined using status in employment, employment by sector, educational attainment and other indicators that can be used to assess the attainment of decent work.

  8. The Scope and Nature of Work Place Learning in Sindh

    23 May 2013

    The study "The Scope and Nature of Work Place Learning in Sindh" was carried out by the ILO project entitled "Empowering Vulnerable Groups through Education, Employment and Training (EET)", as part of its research work in the area of skills needs assessment and development.

  9. Strengthening Industry- Institute Linkages (IIL) for TEVT Institutes: Report on Review of IMCs for Selected TEVT Institutes in Sindh

    23 May 2013

    This report presents the results of study while highlighting some of the key issues, and lays out some suggestions to achieve the national skills strategy, which are necessary to ensure the strengthening of industry-institute linkages. A conceptualized working model is being proposed as per the finalized Rules of Business to help IMCs address identified issues and to support the formulation of institutional development/action plans by the IMCs.