The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Knowledge Centre in Manila or by email.


  1. Decent work for all newsletter: Hope for trafficked women

    01 March 2009

    Return and reintegration are especially hard for victims of trafficking who have experienced serious abuse. Through a three-year project on economic and social empowerment funded by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (HSF), the ILO, with partners, developed institutional capacity with systems, tools and models for reintegration and protection services.

  2. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, February 2009

    27 February 2009

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  3. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, January 2009

    29 January 2009

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  4. Social security needs assessment survey for the informal economy in the Philippines

    01 January 2009

    The development of effective policy and strategy for the extension of social security coverage to the informal economy must be based on better understanding of the target groups and assessment of their social security needs and existing services.

  5. Case management for trafficked and severely exploited migrant workers: A manual for OWWA case officers

    01 January 2009

    This manual was created to standardize the system of service delivery and to promote and protect the well-being of affected OFWs, without necessarily undermining the uniqueness of their cases or the diversities of cultures and laws overseas.

  6. Referral system for the recovery and reintegration of trafficked persons

    01 January 2009

    This referral system was developed to strengthen the referral network of agencies dealing with trafficked persons in order to establish a systematic documentation of cases of trafficking.

  7. Coaching returned victims/survivors of trafficking toward gainful careers: A manual for coaches

    01 January 2009

    This manual is intended for service providers, social workers, case managers and all who help victims/survivors of trafficking to facilitate their economic recovery and reintegration, preferably in conjunction with psychosocial processes.

  8. Catalogue of skills and livelihood training programmes and other support services

    01 January 2009

    This catalogue seeks to provide trafficked persons with wider options to address their economic difficulties upon return. It is also intended to assist service providers in facilitating the economic reintegration of trafficked persons based on their individual needs and aspirations and ensuring that they receive the appropriate skills, vocational and enterprise development training programmes that are linked to a market demand.

  9. Rays of hope: Emerging good practices in the provision of economic and social reintegration programmes for victims/survivors of trafficking

    01 January 2009

    This publication outlines the significant accomplishments, approaches and learnings of the ILO and its implementing partners in the Philippines in working with victims and survivors and in developing national systems and tools to facilitate the efficient delivery of reintegration services.

  10. Baseline study of Agusan del Norte farming communities 2009

    01 January 2009

    A baseline study of the farming communities of Agusan del Norte is anchored on the perspective that community development and initiatives should start at the local level where local perceptions and judgments are hatched and inspired towards crafting informed policy decisions for intervention by development agencies.


  1. Managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace: Employers handbook for action

    15 December 2008

    ILO recognizes that HIV/AIDS is a public health emergency and believes that the workplace is key to prevent the spread of the epidemic as well as providing information and assistance on treatment and support.

  2. Migration, gender equality and development: Overview paper

    26 September 2008

    The paper aims to provide an overview of the themes on the conference agenda and raises issues that could be considered by the participants in their discussions and debates. It raises more questions than provides answers with a view to stimulating discussion on the positive and negative aspects of the nexus between gender, migration and development.

  3. A gender perspective in labour market governance

    26 September 2008

    This study analyzes gender issues affecting labour market outcomes from three perspectives: that of labour supply, labour demand, and the role of the external factors that are driving change.

  4. Social and economic empowerment of women in the informal economy: Impact case study of Sikap Buhay

    01 September 2008

  5. Decent work for all newsletter: Pilot initiative boosts productivity of local industries

    01 September 2008

    This issue features initiatives to improve factory operations. It includes stories on local economic development, gender mainstreaming, child labour, social dialogue and employment trends.

  6. Labour market governance in the Philippines: Issues and institutions

    20 August 2008

    The author outlines the present state of the labour market, the mechanisms available to support the attainment of full, productive and decent employment, and he examines critically the institutions, processes and capacity of the market as well as the manner of their interaction.

  7. Decent work for all newsletter: Breaking the bondage of illiteracy

    01 August 2008

    In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, this issue features projects and stories about work with indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

  8. The quest to reclaim ancestral domains. A journey of hope: Implementing the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) of the Philippines. Volume 1

    15 July 2008

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) collaborated in producing this book, which aims at improving policy and decision-making of public and private governance institutions through developing empirical evidence of issues relevant to the indigenous peoples of the Philippines.

  9. Philippine labour market outcomes and scenarios: 2000-2015

    01 June 2008

  10. Decent work for all newsletter: Amending the Philippine Labor Code

    01 June 2008

    This issue includes messages and stories on eliminating child labour, challenges in ratifying ILO Convention 187 on occupational safety and health and the 2008 National Conference of Employers.