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.

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2020

  1. ILO India Response to COVID-19 - Fourth Edition

    17 September 2020

    This fourth update covers the key response of ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi to COVID-19 pandemic between August-September 2020.

  2. 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.

  3. Discussion Paper: Wage code and rules – Will they improve the welfare of low-paid workers in India?

    18 August 2020

    This discussion paper examines how some of the key reform measures undertaken in the wage code could potentially benefit low-paid workers

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    Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  5. Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  6. ILO India Response to COVID-19 - Third Edition

    13 August 2020

    This third update covers the key response of ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi to COVID-19 pandemic between July-August 2020.

  7. Handbook for the integration of Indians in France

    10 July 2020

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

  8. The economic contribution of Indian migrants to the EU -Two sector case studies

    10 July 2020

    In an attempt to understand better the drivers and impact of economic contributions of Indian immigrants to destination country economies at a micro level, this study focuses on two country-sector case studies - dairy/cheese industry in Northern Italy and the IT sector in the Netherlands.

  9. ILO India Response to COVID-19 - Second Edition

    03 July 2020

    This second update covers the key response of office to COVID-19 pandemic between May- June 2020.

  10. An ILO for All Seasons-The International Labour Organization's Ways out of Crisis

    29 June 2020

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises.The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

  11. Rapid Assessment of the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Employment

    16 June 2020

    This rapid assessment considers the likely impact of the COVID crisis on enterprises and livelihoods and incomes of workers – regular and non-regular, protected and unprotected. It checks the policy responses to the economic crisis and examines initiatives to protect both enterprises and workers, especially the most vulnerable.

  12. COVID-19 in India: Labour market measures taken by the central and State governments

    06 June 2020

    This is a live document maintained by ILO DWT India compiling key advisories, orders and support extended by Central and State Governments in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  13. ILO India Response to COVID-19

    03 June 2020

    ILO DWT South Asia and India with its technical expertise has been able to act as a guiding force in COVID-19 response planning and implementation for constituents. This update covers the key response of office to COVID-19 pandemic between 15 March to 15 May, 2020.

  14. Policy brief on policies related to migrants and unemployment in times of crisis

    02 June 2020

    The purpose of this policy brief is to explain influence of misperceptions during times of economic crisis, on public discourse on migration and employment and recommend laws, policies and practices to overcome these misperceptions.

  15. Worker Centres from a Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Lens

    22 May 2020

    The purpose of this paper is to explain how a worker centre can also perform functions that support fundamental principles and rights at work. The paper draws on the experience of the ILO’s Work in Freedom programme in supporting worker centres in South and West Asia.

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    COVID-19 and employment in the tourism sector: Impact and response in Asia and the Pacific

    24 April 2020

    This note offers the ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on employment in the tourism sector of the Asia-Pacific region and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and facilitate strong and fast recovery.

  17. Guidelines for the establishment of an enterprise-level COVID-19 Task Force

    22 April 2020

    The Decent Work Team for South Asia, in consultation with the Bureaux for Employers and Workers’ Activities and INWORK, have developed guidelines to inform and encourage the formation of COVID-19 Task Forces at an enterprise-level.

  18. Short-term Policy Responses to COVID-19 in the World of Work

    30 March 2020

    The note prepared by ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and India offers the possible actions that could be considered during COVID-19 crisis by the state governments. It has special focus on informal sector workers.

  19. COVID-19 and the world of work: Social protection responses in Asia-Pacific

    25 March 2020

    This brief outlines the implications of the Covid-19 crisis for national social protection systems and highlights specific social protection responses taken in countries in the Asia and Pacific region.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.