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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2021

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

    22 February 2021

    This seventh update covers the key response of ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi to COVID-19 pandemic between December 2020 and January 2021

  2. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

  3. Study on facilitating Admission and growth of EU-based start-ups in India and Indian start-ups in the EU: Challenges and Opportunities

    20 January 2021

    The study reflects the growing interest of India-EU in start-ups. It provides an overview of the policy frameworks, incentives and challenges faced by start-ups. It highlights the attractiveness of each market, good practices adopted by countries and provided recommendations on how the entry of start-ups can be supported, particularly from a mobility-perspective.

2020

  1. BRICS-ILO Cooperation

    17 December 2020

  2. Road map for Development of Policy Framework for the Inclusion of Internal Migrant Workers in India

    07 December 2020

    This report gives a comprehensive overview of internal labour migration in India and provides a roadmap for including migrant workers in the development processes including the policy and programmatic interventions in the country.

  3. ILO India Response to COVID-19 - Sixth Edition

    03 December 2020

    This sixth update covers the key response of ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi to COVID-19 pandemic between October-November 2020.

  4. Towards resilient social dialogue in South Asia

    28 October 2020

    The report is a collation of key social dialogue mechanisms in South Asia, their responses to the COVID-19 crisis and actions to build resilience compiled by ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  5. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

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

    21 October 2020

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

  7. The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

    15 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. © UN Women/Fahad Abdullah Kaize 2021

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. India - 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.