Publications

The ILO Office in Nepal publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals relevant to Nepal. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the ILO Office in Nepal.

2021

  1. COVID-19 and multinational enterprises: Impacts on FDI, trade and decent work in Asia and the Pacific

    08 April 2021

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their supply chains have been heavily affected by the COVID-19 crisis, with millions of workers suffering adverse impacts. This brief provides evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on FDI and trade in Asia and the Pacific. The brief also discusses the impact on MNEs and decent work and highlights how social dialogue can inform the design and implementation of policies to ensure a human-centred recovery.

  2. Recovering towards a human-centred future of work in Asia and the Pacific

    01 April 2021

    As the COVID-19 crisis lengthens and continues to impact on labour markets, countries have the potential to think big in efforts to revitalize their sustainable growth objectives and push forth durable solutions that will promote a fair, inclusive and secure future of work. This short document summarizes the elements of the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work that can help governments and social partners to navigate the crisis towards a human-centred future of work.

  3. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  4. The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    23 February 2021

    This ILO flagship report explores how the contemporary platform economy is transforming the way work is organized, analyzing the impact of digital labour platforms on enterprises, workers and society as a whole.

  5. United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation and the Decent Work Agenda – A Trade Union Reference Manual

    10 February 2021

    This document seeks to guide trade unions and encourage them to take on more assertive roles in processes shaping development policy at national, regional, and global levels. Trade unions can use this manual to more effectively contribute to the implementation, monitoring, and outcomes of the 2030 Agenda process, focusing particularly on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) as well as regional and global sustainable development platforms, such as the High-Level Political Forum.

  6. Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and beyond on women domestic workers in Nepal

    08 February 2021

    The report aims to unfold the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and beyond on women domestic workers in Nepal along with challenges faced and the way forward.

  7. Report on Employment Relationship Survey in The Brick Industry in Nepal

    29 January 2021

    The survey report is a joint initiative of the ILO, UNICEF and the Central Bureau of Statistics in Nepal. It contains key characteristics of employment relationship for producing bricks and covers the prevalence of forced labour, bonded labour and child labour as well as key contributing factors for them.

  8. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

  9. Working from home: From invisibility to decent work

    13 January 2021

    With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.

2020

  1. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020: Navigating the crisis towards a human-centred future of work

    15 December 2020

    The Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020 report pulls together the most recent statistics to generate an assessment of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had so far on employment and labour markets in the most populous and dynamic region of the world. With economic growth in the Asia and Pacific region already weakening in 2019, the current crisis has hit economies, enterprises and workers in the region with a force that is reversing some of the limited gains made in pursuit of decent work and inclusive growth in the previous decade.

  2. 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.

  3. Fact sheet - Strengthening Action against Violence and Harassment with Focus on Sexual Harassment in the World of Work in Nepal

    15 October 2020

  4. ILO-FCDO Partnership programme on fair recruitment and decent work for women migrant workers in South Asia and the Middle East – Phase II - Project fact sheet

    15 October 2020

  5. Fact sheet - Enhancing Social Protection System: Towards investments for results

    15 October 2020

  6. Enhancing Social Protection System: Towards Investments for Results in Nepal: Project fact sheet

    15 October 2020

  7. The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

    15 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps.

  8. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 6th edition

    23 September 2020

  9. Brief on Financing gaps in social protection

    17 September 2020

    Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

  10. Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    Income security is essential to mitigate the sudden and drastic impacts on employment of the lockdowns imposed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

  11. Extending social protection to informal workers in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis and its economic and social impacts are particularly harsh for workers in the informal economy and their families. Almost 1.6 billion informal workers are affected by the lockdown and containment measures and/or are working in the hardest-hit sectors.