Tools and Services

This section is based on a typology compilation of ILO publications, tools and services prepared by the Policy Department. It is reorganised to match the 24 thematic areas and provides appropriate ILO research papers, instructional material, publications, project documentation, ILO-ITC online courses, toolkits, etc.


  1. Full Report

    Labour Market Inventory ASEAN 2010-15: Labour market policy in an age of increasing economic integration

    16 November 2018

    The third inventory studies the extent to which the increasing levels of economic integration among ASEAN member states have been paralleled by a higher level of coordination when it comes to labour market policy. It is a result of a collaboration between the ILO, the OECD Development Centre and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, and was concluded in December of 2018.

  2. ILO Research paper No. 21

    The International Labour Organization and Globalization: Fundamental Rights, Decent Work and Social Justice

    31 October 2018

    This paper discusses how the ILO reacted to the challenges to its raison d’être posed by the end of the Cold War and the new globalization era. It shows that its continued relevance was attained in three main stages: the adoption of the 1998 Declaration, the development of the “decent work” concept and the adoption of the 2008 Declaration. The paper examines the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, its adoption, its logic, achievements and limitations. It then discusses the definition and the promotion of the “decent work” concept, and its inclusion in the UN system and the international arena. Thereafter, it covers the 2008 Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, the intricate process towards its adoption, its objectives, principles and potential. Finally, the paper shows how the ILO has reinforced the notion of “social justice” as a central aim of national and international policies.

  3. Electronic library on labour administration and inspection and occupational safety and health

    e-labadminOSH 2018: USB Card

    12 June 2018

    Everything you want to know about occupational safety and health, as well as labour administration and labour inspection, in two clicks, with intuitive navigation and an user-friendly trilingual interface.

  4. Database

    Industrial Relations Data (IRData)

    26 February 2018


  1. Web page

    Interventions to Improve Labour Market Outcomes of Youth: A Systematic Review

    01 December 2017

  2. ILO Research paper No. 20

    The impact of minimum wage increases on the South African economy in the Global Policy Model

    09 November 2017

    This paper uses the United Nations Global Policy Model (GPM) to assess the impact of increases in minimum wages on the South African economy. The results indicate that higher (relative) real wage growth rebalances national income, and the labour share increases since relative wages rise and employment is roughly maintained.

  3. Issue Brief no. 1 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Trends in collective bargaining coverage: stability, erosion or decline?

    01 November 2017

    Collective bargaining over wages and other working conditions between unions and employers is a key labour market institution in democratic societies. The coverage and impact of this institution varies over time and across countries. This policy brief examines differences in collective bargaining coverage for 75 countries.

  4. Instructional material

    Brief: Creating an enabling environment for inclusive insurance

    09 August 2017

  5. Instructional material

    Software: Customer Relation Management (CRM) membership database for employers’ organizations

    09 August 2017

  6. Instructional material

    Guide: Tackling Youth Employment Challenges. An introductory guide for Employers' Organizations

    09 August 2017