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 - Second Edition

    03 July 2020

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

    02 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.

  7. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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. L’avenir du Travail: Les Syndicats en Mutation

    29 November 2019

    Il est devenu plus difficile pour les syndicats des pays développés et émergents de protéger les droits des travailleurs et les conditions de travail, comme le montre non seulement la réduction de la syndicalisation, mais aussi la baisse de la part du travail dans les revenus dans la plupart des pays. Ce numéro vise à servir de tremplin au mouvement syndical dans ses propres délibérations sur la manière dont les organisations de travailleurs peuvent réagir aux changements fondamentaux qui affectent le monde du travail, et à fournir d'autres réflexions sur la transformation des syndicats que ces changements pourraient entraîner.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.