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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2022

  1. Making the right to social security a reality for domestic workers: A global review of policy trends, statistics and extension strategies

    13 June 2022

    This ILO report provides data on social protection deficits experienced by domestic workers and identifies the barriers standing in the way of their effective social protection coverage.

  2. Making the right to social security a reality for domestic workers: A global review of policy trends, statistics and extension strategies [Executive summary]

    13 June 2022

    This ILO report provides data on social protection deficits experienced by domestic workers and identifies the barriers standing in the way of their effective social protection coverage.

  3. Skills development and lifelong learning in India: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief provides a macroeconomic perspective of skills development and lifelong learning in India. It examines outcomes for the population and the workforce thus far and highlights the main areas of weakness. It also analyses the social and demographic context within which the main skills challenges arise while focusing on developments in the economy and labour market that have provided impetus for policy changes.

  4. Labor migration in Asia: COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and policy responses

    31 May 2022

    This publication analyzes the region’s labour migration outlook, corresponding economic and policy developments, and changes caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It overviews labour migration to and from different Asian economies and details policy approaches in major origin and destination economies of labour migrants.

  5. Understanding patterns of structural discrimination of migrant and other workers in some countries of South and West Asia

    19 April 2022

    This background paper reviews the literature that sheds light on the structural patterns of discrimination against migrant workers in some countries of South and West Asia. It also articulates recommendations that would help officials in UN agencies, international organizations, constituents and other civil society individuals and groups, while referring to the existing evidence of structural discrimination to support the application of international labour standards.

  6. Accessing medical benefits under ESI Scheme: A demand-side perspective

    06 April 2022

    This study brings together comprehensive primary evidence from four states of India supplemented by an analysis of relevant secondary data, to identify obstacles and incentives faced by beneficiaries in accessing the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) services.

  7. India-EU student mobility social media campaign report

    04 April 2022

    In collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz, the ILO ran a social media campaign on Student Mobility that reached over 675000 people. Various tools were developed as part of the campaign, including videos, an interactive map, articles, a quiz, and survey. This report is a compilation of the campaign details and results.

  8. Promoting decent work in India: January - February 2022

    10 March 2022

    This is the fifth edition of the update covering key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22.

  9. Digital innovations in social health protection for India: Technical resource document

    17 February 2022

  10. Brief: Digital technologies and how India can use it to its advantage

    02 February 2022

    The current trends in digital technologies is further driving forward the digitalization of trade and services, which is becoming a new engine for economic development for many developing countries like India.

  11. Launch of Report: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    25 January 2022

    The study is anchored in the risk that migrants face due to climate change, further exacerbated by the Covid-19 and its negative implications on the world of work in South Asia countries especially Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The study further explores innovate solutions by Governments, Businesses and Civil Society Organisations to overcome these existing challenges.

  12. Promoting decent work in India: October - December 2021

    13 January 2022

    This is the fourth edition of the update covering key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22

  13. Predeparture information for Indians going to the European Union

    06 January 2022

    This pre-departure handbook serves as a comprehensive information guide for Indians who want to go to any of the European Union Member States.

2021

  1. The invisible workers: Bangladeshi women in Oman

    20 December 2021

    The purpose of this ethnography is to follow the lives of working women from Bangladesh and document and analyse the diversity of their individual and collective experiences. The findings reveal a reality that contrasts from the usual characterisations of migrant women.

  2. Migration and gender in Bangladesh: An irregular landscape

    20 December 2021

    This survey is part of a series of studies commissioned by the Work in Freedom Programme of the ILO in order to document the motives and trajectories of migrant women workers. The survey explores the local and regional gendered specificities of migration and work-seeking in selected localities of Bangladesh by collecting gender disaggregated data and analysing contrasting patterns that inform women and men’s migration.

  3. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    13 December 2021

    The publication is a selection of country cases from, Extending Social Health Protection: Accelerating progress towards universal Health Protection in Asia and the Pacific. It documents country experiences and lessons learned on the extension of legal and effective coverage of Social Health Protection, both in terms of scope (population coverage) and adequacy of the benefits (service covered, level of financial protection). The seven countries covered in this document are India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Mongolia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

  4. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    07 December 2021

    This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

  5. Are Social Security agreements between India and EU Member States Valuable and Effective? Implementation and Actual Benefits

    04 December 2021

    With over a decade of SSAs being operational, a study was conducted by ILO in 2020-2021 to investigate the implementation and actual benefits of the social security agreements between India and EU MS.

  6. Towards a human-centred agenda: Human resource management in the BRICS countries in the face of global challenges

    02 December 2021

    This book examines novel evidence of human-centred human resources management (HRM) practices in five leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa.

  7. Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    14 October 2021

    Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.