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.


  1. ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus) - Version 3.0

    14 April 2021

    FAQ - Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, and guidance from the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations
    (13 April 2021 - Version 3.0)

  2. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  3. Extending social insurance for informal workers

    09 March 2021

  4. Research paper: Study of the impact of intermediaries on environmental and social outcomes and worker vulnerability in small-scale fishing and aquaculture in Indonesia and Viet Nam

    09 March 2021

    This study examines the specific role and impact of intermediaries through four case studies of small-scale seafood production in Southeast Asia.

  5. Gender and the labour market in Viet Nam

    02 March 2021

    This is an analysis based on the Viet Nam Labour Force Survey

  6. Labour Code 2019: Resolution of labour disputes

    03 February 2021

    This joint publication by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs highlights the regulations in the 2019 Labour Code on resolution of labour disputes.

  7. Labour Code 2019: Working hours and rest periods

    03 February 2021

    This joint publication by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs highlights the regulations in the 2019 Labour Code on working hours and rest periods.

  8. Labour Code 2019: Workers’ representative organizations at the grassroots level

    03 February 2021

    This joint publication by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs highlights the regulations in the 2019 Labour Code on workers’ representative organizations at the grassroots level.

  9. Labour Code 2019: Employment contracts

    03 February 2021

    This joint publication by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs highlights the new regulations in the 2019 Labour Code on employment contracts.

  10. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    02 February 2021

    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.

  11. COVID-19 and rising wage inequality: Trends and challenges in Thailand and Viet Nam

    27 January 2021

    This brief presents quantitative trends in wage inequality in Thailand and Viet Nam during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. Based on various measures, it highlights the rise of inequality as wages have been increasingly concentrated among the highest wage earners and the disproportionate impact of lower wages on informal workers, youth and workers with lower educational qualifications. It presents a number of policy measures including enhanced wage support and active labour market policies to counter these dynamics.

  12. ENHANCE Project Newsletter, edition 8, January 2020

    22 January 2021

    The eighth edition of the newsletter for the USDOL funded ILO Project, Enhancing National capacity to prevent and reduce child labour in Viet Nam (ENHANCE) details some of the Project’s key activities over the last 6 months.

  13. 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).


  1. Media-friendly glossary on migration: Women migrant workers and ending violence against women (EVAW) edition

    31 December 2020

    This glossary serves as a guide for journalists, researchers, practitioners and others who conduct trainings or write about women’s labour migration and violence against women.

  2. Employers’ networking and Capacity Building - Practical experiences from Project’s sites

    30 December 2020

    Lessons learnt from report developed by NIRF/Japan project to widely share and replicate best practices and practical lessons from activities of VCCI and Business Associations to improve and enhance the representative capacity of the Employers Representative Organizations.

  3. For women, by women: Guidance and activities for building women migrant workers’ networks

    21 December 2020

    This guidance draws on lessons learned over years of supporting women’s groups. It outlines how migrant women’s groups can be catalysed; what expectations service providers, donors and the development community should have for network building; and how to best spark the beginnings of women’s collective action.

  4. IR Bulletin Volume 33&34 - Quarter IV-2020

    18 December 2020

    This IR Bulletin is developed periodically in order to provide important information for people who are interested in this field to update the IR information in Viet Nam in an objective and efficient manner.

  5. Infographics: Second Viet Nam National Child Labour Survey

    15 December 2020

    These infographics provide some major facts and figures on the situation of child labour in Viet Nam based on the findings of the second National Child Labour Survey conducted in 2018.

  6. Viet Nam National Child Labour Survey 2018 - Key findings

    15 December 2020

  7. Making women migrant workers count: Sex disaggregation of labour migration statistics in ASEAN (2019 data)

    15 December 2020

    The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN has been published annually since December 2014. In validating, annotating and gathering information from relevant surveys and administrative records produced in ASEAN, ILMS Database in ASEAN fills an important knowledge gap for national and regional policy-makers and for the broader research community. In 2019 ILMS was updated to ensure data disaggregations by sex for all data categories. This allows for a concerted focus on data on women migrant workers throughout ASEAN. The collection and use of data on women migrant workers in ASEAN ensures that women are counted and seen. Only with accurate data, can governments form evidence-based, gender-responsive policies and tripartite-plus partners ensure essential service provision is proportionate to women’s numbers in labour migration.