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. Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

    10 June 2021

    Published for the first time jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, as co-custodians of Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report Child Labour: 2020 global estimates, trends and the road forward takes stock of where we stand in the global effort to end child labour.

  2. Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on private recruitment agencies in Nepal

    09 June 2021

    This assessment highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the recruitment industry in Nepal.

  3. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

    02 June 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an employment as well as a health crisis. This ILO flagship report details its effects on the world of work.

  4. A comprehensive analysis of policies and frameworks governing foreign employment for Nepali women migrant workers and migrant domestic workers. Exploring the migration policymaking process with a specific focus on bans and restrictions on foreign employment. Executive Summary

    18 May 2021

  5. A comprehensive analysis of policies and frameworks governing foreign employment for Nepali women migrant workers and migrant domestic workers. Exploring the migration policymaking process with a specific focus on bans and restrictions on foreign employment.

    18 May 2021

    One of the principal causes and risk factors for forced labour and trafficking, identified by past research led by the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Work in Freedom (WiF) Programme, is restrictive and gender-insensitive migration policies. These include restrictions on movement in the form of bans and restrictions on the departure of women migrant workers and migrant domestic workers from origin countries to seek foreign employment.

  6. Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Workers in the cultural and creative sector often lack effective access to social protection.

  7. Fact sheet - From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (The Bridge Project) Nepal

    05 May 2021

  8. Nepal Child Labour Report 2021

    29 April 2021

    The child labour report covers the data on child labour and child labour in hazardous occupations with disaggregation on age, sex, geography, cast and ethnicity in Nepal. It also covers the information on parental income and education level as the key drivers of child labour with some policy recommendations to eliminate child labour in Nepal.

  9. Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest now in resilient occupational safety and health systems

    28 April 2021

    This report examines elements of a strong and resilient OSH system. It provides examples from the COVID-19 pandemic to highlight the way in which OSH systems can build strength following a crisis, enabling them to face unforeseen challenges in the future and protect the safety and health of workers – while supporting the survival and business continuity of enterprises.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Fact sheet - Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC)

    31 January 2021

  17. 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.

  18. 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).

  19. 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.