Publications

The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, and videos relevant to Viet Nam. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Hanoi.

2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Quick impact assessment of COVID-19 pandemic on the key economic sectors: Responses, adjustment and resilence of business and workers

    13 October 2020

    With the objective of studying the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic and the responses and the adjustment processes by businesses and workers, the research is mainly based on two surveys of 58 firms and 292 workers in tourism, garment, electronics, seafood-processing and wood-processing industries during the second half of April 2020.

  4. Grievance handling and moving towards sustainable development

    09 October 2020

    Grievance handling systems in garment and apparel factories are among the key factors that may affect employee health and wellbeing, leaving a significant impact on the business revenue and output of the employers. The story from a factory joining Better Work Viet Nam shows that a good grievances handling system requires close collaboration, consultation, cooperation and commitment of both management and worker representatives.

  5. The role of social dialogue in formulating social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 October 2020

    The principles of tripartism and social dialogue are key for social protection development, reforms and governance. Social dialogue and consultations with social partners and other stakeholders are particularly important for devising coordinated policy responses, including to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. For Journalists: an introduction to the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia (Viet Nam) programme

    01 October 2020

    A brief summary of the key elements of the programme

  7. Brief on Financing gaps in social protection

    17 September 2020

    Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

  8. Listening to the voices of women migrant workers: Gender mainstreaming in the draft Law on Vietnamese Workers Working Abroad under Contract (amended)

    14 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. 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.

  11. © UN Women/Fahad Abdullah Kaize 2020

    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. The ILO in Viet Nam

    29 July 2020

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Viet Nam. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  13. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    15 July 2020

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

  14. Useful information on health insurance, sickness, maternity and employment injury & occupational diseases benefits for factory workers in Viet Nam

    08 July 2020

  15. 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.

  16. ENHANCE Project Newsletter 7

    20 June 2020

    Seventh ENHANCE Project Newsletter, detailing project activities over the last 6 months.

  17. © ILO Asia-Pacific 2020

    COVID-19 and the tourism sector

    18 June 2020

    Tourism is a major driver of jobs and growth. But COVID-19 has dramatically changed this. The impact on tourism enterprises and workers, the majority being young women, is unprecedented. Timely, large-scale and, in particular, coordinated policy efforts both at international and national levels are needed in consultation with governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives, taking into consideration relevant ILO international labour standards.

  18. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 4th edition

    27 May 2020

  19. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries: Strengthening resilience by building universal social protection

    14 May 2020

    Social protection is an indispensable mechanism for delivering support to individuals during the crisis. This document takes a detailed look at the role of social protection measures in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak in developing countries

  20. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Distance and Online Learning during the time of COVID-19

    04 May 2020

  21. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 3rd Edition

    29 April 2020