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.

2022

  1. Knowledge Intensive Business Services - gaps in environmental management in the textile and garment sector: Synthesis report

    01 December 2022

    A critical weakness in the environmental management systems in the textile and garment sector is the lack of business services to provide high level, technical expertise, and services in environmental management. These types of knowledge activities and services are referred to as knowledge intensive business services (KIBS) and are critical in supporting innovation and new knowledge acquisition in workplaces and sectors.

  2. ASEAN: The Employment - Environment - Climate Nexus: Employment and environmental sustainability factsheet

    30 November 2022

    The Employment-Environment-Climate Nexus Factsheets are a series produced for countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This Factsheet provides key features of labour market and environmental sustainability performance in ASEAN, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  3. Viet Nam: The Employment - Environment - Climate Nexus: Employment and environmental sustainability factsheet

    30 November 2022

    The Employment-Environment-Climate Nexus Factsheets are a series produced for countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This Factsheet provides key features of labour market and environmental sustainability performance in Viet Nam, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  4. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work (Summary)

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  5. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  6. Training manual on child labour prevention and reduction: For cooperatives and the collective sector - Book 2

    16 September 2022

    The package entitled "Training manual on child labour prevention and reduction for cooperatives and the collective sector" was developed under the cooperation between ILO Vietnam and Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA). It is a set of training guidlines for cooperative staff and personnel.

  7. Training manual on child labour prevention and reduction: For cooperatives and the collective sector - Book 1

    16 September 2022

    The package entitled "Training manual on child labour prevention and reduction for cooperatives and the collective sector" was developed under the cooperation between ILO Vietnam and Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA). It is a set of training guidlines for cooperative staff and personnel.

  8. A very beautiful but heavy jacket: The experiences of migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in South-East Asia

    01 September 2022

    The study reveals migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in South-East Asia benefit from labour migration, yet experience discrimination.

  9. The experiences of migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in ASEAN

    30 August 2022

    This brief draws from the findings of research titled "A very beautiful but heavy jacket: The experiences of migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in South-East Asia", which aims to fill the gap in knowledge about the experiences and motivations of migrant workers with diverse SOGIE in South-East Asia.

  10. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Asia and the Pacific

    30 August 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and priorities for this region from a life-cycle perspective.

  11. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people

    11 August 2022

    Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and gives detailed analyses of trends and issues facing young people in the labour market.

  12. ENHANCE Project Newsletter, edition 11, August 2022

    11 August 2022

    The eleventh 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. Good practices, emerging strategies and lessons learned from the ILO ENHANCE Project

    27 July 2022

    This report documents a selection of good practices, emerging strategies and lessons learned from the ILO Project, Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam (ENHANCE), which is implemented with funding from the US Department of Labour. Informed by key informant interviews from the Project's three target provinces of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and An Giang, the objective of the report is to support the development of strategies for the extended implementation phase of the project, as well as the implementation of Viet Nam's second National Action Programme of Child Labour Prevention and Reduction for the 2021-25 period.

  14. Making Just Transition Work through Stronger Workers’ Organizations in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

    01 July 2022

    The project aims to improve the technical knowledge, managerial capacity and policy influence of workers’ organizations in Malaysia and Viet Nam.

  15. Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends

    24 June 2022

    The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.

  16. Skills development and lifelong learning in Viet Nam: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief examines skills development and lifelong learning in Viet Nam. The approach takes a macroeconomic perspective on the main challenges and the outcomes in terms of labour market performance.

  17. 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.

  18. Labour practices in Viet Nam’s wooden furniture industry: Challenges and good practices

    31 May 2022

    Original research for the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme.

  19. UN collaboration on social protection: Reaching consensus on how to accelerate social protection systems-building

    05 May 2022

    The objective of this publication is to work towards a consensus among UN agencies on how best to support countries to achieve progress towards universal social protection in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  20. A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs

    01 May 2022

    Coal is the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and its rapid phasing out is essential to limit global warming to 1.5°C. However, the status of coal power plants as of 2021 shows that the world is far from reaching this objective unless drastic steps are taken immediately. The ILO's Report on "A just transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs" lays out the need to mitigate the negative socio-economic effects of coal phase out and the necessity for just transition policies to be fostered by using evidence at local levels.