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.


  1. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Asia and the Pacific

    30 August 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and priorities for this region from a life-cycle perspective.

  2. Labor migration in Asia: COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and policy responses

    31 May 2022

    This publication analyzes the region’s labour migration outlook, corresponding economic and policy developments, and changes caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It overviews labour migration to and from different Asian economies and details policy approaches in major origin and destination economies of labour migrants.

  3. ILO Monitor on the world of work. 9th edition

    23 May 2022

    The report gives a global overview of how countries are tackling an uneven labour market recovery that has been further undermined by developments such as the Russian aggression against Ukraine, increases in inflation, and continuing strict COVID-19 containment measures.

  4. Present and future of work in the Least Developed Countries

    29 April 2022

    This ILO report provides an overview of the state of progress and the structural challenges faced by least developed countries (LDCs) along the dimensions of structural transformation, productive employment and just transition. It describes current trends in production, productivity, employment and decent work, as well as the role of social protection and institutions of work. It highlights the structural and labour market vulnerabilities most relevant for the LDCs and how they have affected the COVID-19 impacts and recovery prospects for the LDC economies and their populations.

  5. Executive summary - Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers in an Irregular Situation and Addressing Irregular Labour Migration: A Compendium

    21 April 2022

    The original report was published on 23 December 2021 and updated in April 2022.

  6. Understanding patterns of structural discrimination of migrant and other workers in some countries of South and West Asia

    19 April 2022

    This background paper reviews the literature that sheds light on the structural patterns of discrimination against migrant workers in some countries of South and West Asia. It also articulates recommendations that would help officials in UN agencies, international organizations, constituents and other civil society individuals and groups, while referring to the existing evidence of structural discrimination to support the application of international labour standards.

  7. Dealing with crises arising from conflicts and disasters-ILO training manual for workers’ organizations

    06 April 2022

    This training manual focusses on situations that are at the crossroads of humanitarian assistance, development, peacebuilding and resilience. It contributes to anchoring the role of the ILO and the social partners across this field. The manual offers practical guidance to workers’ organizations in taking a central role towards contributing to the prevention and mitigation of the effects of conflicts and disasters; engage in early warning and preparedness; assist in the immediate response in a conflict-sensitive manner; promote long-term recovery; and contribute to sustaining peace.

  8. Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: ILO Convention No. 190, Recommendation No. 206, and the accompanying Resolution (Nepali)

    31 January 2022

  9. Strenghtening Social Protection Management Information Systems (MIS): Findings from a Systems Review of the Social Security Fund, Nepal

    26 January 2022

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is instrumental for all aspects of the mission of social protection institutions. The Social Security Fund (SSF), Nepal, with the support from ILO Country Office, Nepal recently undertook a systems review of their management information system. The brief outlines they key findings and recommendations from the review.

  10. Launch event: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    25 January 2022

    The study is anchored in the risk that migrants face due to climate change, further exacerbated by the Covid-19 and its negative implications on the world of work in South Asia countries especially Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The study further explores innovate solutions by Governments, Businesses and Civil Society Organisations to overcome these existing challenges.

  11. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022

    17 January 2022

    This ILO flagship report details the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world of work.

  12. Investing better in universal social protection. Applying international social security standards in social protection policy and financing

    13 January 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant gaps in the coverage, comprehensiveness and adequacy of social protection systems worldwide. These gaps have jeopardized the health, incomes and jobs of billions of people. Closing these protection gaps, facilitating faster and inclusive socio-economic recovery and enhancing resilience against future shocks requires more investment in social protection.

  13. Predeparture information for Indians going to the European Union

    06 January 2022

    This pre-departure handbook serves as a comprehensive information guide for Indians who want to go to any of the European Union Member States.


  1. Strengthening Action against Violence and Harassment with Focus on Sexual Harassment in the World of Work in Nepal

    27 December 2021

  2. Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers in an Irregular Situation and Addressing Irregular Labour Migration: A Compendium

    23 December 2021

    The Compendium presents the situations that can lead migrant workers into irregularity, the rights of migrant workers in irregular situations, and the relevant international standards and good practice. It highlights laws, policies and practices that can help address irregular labour migration, and facilitate respect and promotion of the human rights of all migrant workers, regardless of status”. The Compendium is not intended to be exhaustive but is instead a living document that will be regularly updated with new examples and experiences. It seeks to encourage the sharing of good practices by states, social partners, and other actors concerned and to contribute to the attainment of the objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular migration. The original report was published on 23 December 2021 and updated in April 2022.

  3. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    13 December 2021

    The publication is a selection of country cases from, Extending Social Health Protection: Accelerating progress towards universal Health Protection in Asia and the Pacific. It documents country experiences and lessons learned on the extension of legal and effective coverage of Social Health Protection, both in terms of scope (population coverage) and adequacy of the benefits (service covered, level of financial protection). The seven countries covered in this document are India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Mongolia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

  4. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    07 December 2021

    This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

  5. Frequently asked questions by migrant garment workers in qualified industrial zones (Nepali version)

    06 December 2021

    This handbook is a compilation of the frequently asked questions posed by migrant workers in qualified industrial zones (QIZs) on their employment conditions, employer–employee relationships, and their rights and entitlements while working in Jordan as migrant garment workers.

  6. User’s manual to the ILO’s Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    01 November 2021

    Workers’ organizations are not passive bystanders, but agents of change able to develop new pathways to sustainability and to ensure that a transition not only delivers on climate policy objectives but incorporates the broader principles of sustainable development and decent work. This user’s manual was prepared with the objective of encouraging and assisting workers’ organizations to engage in policy discussions at all levels in shaping just transition, including in the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement.

  7. Challenges and opportunities around contribution-based social security

    21 October 2021

    The brief provides the summary of findings from a series of a series of consultations with workers, employers, their representative organizations as well as journalists exploring their knowledge, perceptions, and behavioural barriers towards contribution-based social security.