Publications

The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi) 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 hard copies purchased from the ILO Communication & Information Unit in New Delhi or by email.

ILO publishes ‘World of Work’ Magazine in several languages including Hindi. Please click on “World of Work’ icon on the left side of this page for all language versions.

2020

  1. India Decent Work Country Programme Interim Results Report (2018-19)

    04 March 2020

    The interim results report captures progress of India Decent Work Country Programme for the first biennium of 2018-19. The document captures key activities undertaken by the ILO constituents and identifies priorities for the next biennium.

  2. ILO and India, Chronicles of the shared journey 1919:2019

    22 January 2020

    ILO over a century, to lead the pathways to ‘Decent Work for All’ by demonstrating inter-twining of international and Indian agendas.

  3. Centenary Visibility Report 2019

    15 January 2020

    The report provides glimpses of key outreach activities, engagements, media interactions and social media engagements of ILO DWT for South Asia and CO for India in the ILO’s Centenary year.

2019

  1. The Future of Work: Trade Unions in Transformation

    29 November 2019

    It has become harder for trade unions in both developed and emerging countries to protect the rights of workers and working conditions, as shown not only in the reduction of unionization, but also the fall in the labour share of income in most countries.This issue of the Journal compiles the thoughts of leading academics on the topics that are shaping discussions on the future of work. The Journal aims to serve as a stepping stone for the labour movement in its own deliberations on how workers’organizations can react to the fundamental changes that are affecting the world of work, and that it will provide further reflections on the transformation of trade unions these changes might entail.

  2. Employment and environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

    20 November 2019

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

  3. Employment and environmental sustainability in India

    18 November 2019

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

  4. Web Application on Freedom of Association

    02 November 2019

    How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application provides an overview of the principles on freedom of association and explains how ILO procedures and bodies can be best used to secure and promote freedom of association across the world.

  5. A brochure on EU-India Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility

    14 October 2019

    Brochure developed to provide brief about the project’s objective of contributing towards better governance of migration and mobility between the EU and India.

  6. Infographics on EU-India migration data

    11 October 2019

    This infographic provides an overview on the migration governance structure in EU and India.

  7. Joint Declaration on a Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility between India and the European Union and its Member States.

    11 October 2019

    At the 13th India-EU Summit in Brussels in 2016, the India-EU Agenda for Action 2020 was endorsed as a common roadmap to guide and strengthen the strategic partnership. This included the establishment of the Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (CAMM) as a framework for cooperation on migration.

  8. Report: Damage, loss and needs assessment: Odisha (India)

    09 September 2019

    In response to the disaster situation caused by Cyclone Fani in Odisha in 2019, a damage, loss and needs assessment was undertaken in the State with the support of the UN, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

  9. Workers’ Guide to Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation (No. 205)

    28 August 2019

    Through this Workers’ Guide, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) provides information and guidance on how trade unions can ensure the implementation of this new global tool to their advantage. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference to workers’ organizations on the provisions of Recommendation No. 205.

  10. The handbook for the integration of Indians in Italy

    06 August 2019

    A guide developed by the ILO for Indian migrants living in Italy containing useful information on rights and resources. Available in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

  11. A review of the consequences of the Indian minimum wage on Indian wages and employment

    04 June 2019

    Minimum wage policy has gained momentum and many countries have strengthened their minimum wage systems to address working poverty and inequality. As part of this development, it is important to look at the implications of minimum wage policy on wages and employment. The paper looks at the literature that analyses the aforementioned relationship in the Indian context.

  12. Work Improvement for Safe Home: Action manual for improving safety and health of E-waste workers

    29 May 2019

    An illustrated manual that aims to assist e-waste workers in improving their safety, health and productivity and shows many low-cost ideas that e-waste workers can easily adopt by using locally-available materials.

  13. Compendium of good management practices in the ready-made garments sector

    15 May 2019

    This manual presents 50 good management practices to improve productivity and working conditions in ready-made garment (RMG) factories for enhanced global competitiveness

  14. Employment Scenario in Afghanistan from 2007-08 to 2013-14

    31 March 2019

    This working paper examines the employment situation in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2014.

  15. The ILO in India

    01 March 2019

    This fact sheet gives an overview of the key ILO activities in India.

  16. Exports to jobs: Boosting the gains from trade in South Asia

    26 February 2019

    The report, jointly produced by the World Bank and the International Labour Organization (ILO), breaks new ground in examining the impact of exports on local labor markets in South Asia.

  17. Lessons Learned by the Work in Freedom programme

    12 February 2019

    This is a working document which captures lessons learnt by ILO's Work in Freedom Programme during its implementation in five countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Jordan and Lebanon.