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.
13 May 2015
The GE4DE is a six year project funded by Global Affairs Canada that has contributed to increase and improve women’s employment and attitudes through development of workplace policy, law & skills and awareness raising. The project has components of women’s employment creation, gender mainstreaming in national and provincial institutions and strengthening capacity of media.
Support to Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PCMEA) for establishing a Carpet Weaving Training Institute in Punjab (Project fact sheet)
07 May 2015
The project is aimed to support PCMEA in implementing skills development initiatives to overcome shortage of skilled human resources in hand-made carpet production. The project will develop competency-based training curriculum as well as help PCMEA in implementing training programmes. The Project is funded by the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA).
09 April 2015
The report provides an overview and insight into the nature and extent of child labour and children’s employment and educational marginalization in the South Asian countries and region.
Institutional mapping study of social protection schemes in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2013
07 April 2015
This mapping study presents the findings from an extensive review of the literature on social protection literature produced during the last seven years. It is also informed by a survey conducted in all the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa between April and to June 2013. The study was commissioned by the ILO Pakistan.
31 March 2015
The Sixth edition of the GE4DE Newsletter
10 March 2015
Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers flyer
04 March 2015
To help Pakistan’s trade unions better respond to labour migration needs, this training manual provides guidance for trade unions to play their role on shaping migration policies, promoting sound labour migration practices and reaching out to migrant workers. This manual is meant to ultimately maximize the benefits of migration for all involved parties: the countries of origin of migrant workers, the countries of destination and – especially – migrant workers and their families.
25 February 2015
06 February 2015
This sixth bi-annual newsletter of ILO Pakistan.
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).
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.
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.
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.
27 October 2014
05 August 2014
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.
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.
24 April 2014
Information brief about strengthening labour migration governance in Pakistan.
23 April 2014
Information brief about harmonizing national labour laws with International Labour Standards.
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.