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. Leaflet on Promoting the Employability and Employment of People with Disabilities through Effective Legislation (PEPDEL) and Promoting Decent Work for People with Disabilities through a Disability Inclusion Support Service (INCLUDE)

    01 June 2010

    Provides a brief summary about the Irish Aid Partnership Programme-funded projects.

  2. Leaflet on Promoting Women's Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE)

    01 June 2010

    Provides a brief summary about the Irish Aid Partnership Programme-funded project.

  3. Leaflet on the Microfinance Support Programme Viet Nam

    01 June 2010

    Provides a brief summary about the Cordaid-funded project which focuses on improving low income households' access to microfinance services.

  4. Viet Nam employment trends report 2009

    25 January 2010

    The first Viet Nam employment trends report, based on key labour market indicators covering the period of 1997-2007, highlights gains with respect to employment and unemployment indicators in line with recent economic growth rates in Viet Nam.


  1. Viet Nam: a foreign manager's HR survival guide

    01 January 2009

    Provides an understanding of Vietnamese workers and keys to good human resources management in Viet Nam.


  1. Report of the Independent Final Evaluation: ILO/Japan Asian Regional Programme on Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women - Cambodia and Vietnam Chapters

    19 December 2008

    The Cambodia and Vietnam chapters of the ILO/Japan Asian Regional Programme on Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women aim to contribute to national efforts in alleviating poverty and enhancing the socio-economic status of women and promotion of gender equality and social justice in poverty alleviation and employment promotion policies and programmes.

  2. Expansion of employment opportunities for women in Viet Nam

    10 December 2008

    In 2002, the ILO/Japan Multi-Bilateral Programme, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Viet Nam, launched the project “Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women (EEOW)” to contribute to poverty alleviation, social and economic empowerment of women and gender equality in the world of work.

  3. Women’s entrepreneurship development in Vietnam

    18 November 2008

    This study looks at the development patterns of women- and men-owned businesses in Viet Nam.

  4. Viet Nam: Trade unions against trafficking

    29 October 2008

    How a trade union in Viet Nam is protecting young migrants from exploitation and trafficking.

  5. Viet Nam: Packaging prevention and protection

    29 October 2008

    How a comprehensive programme mitigates vulnerabilities to trafficking at source and destination points.

  6. Viet Nam: Creative communicating

    29 October 2008

    Reaching vulnerable people through alternative channels.

  7. Viet Nam: Bringing in the bosses

    29 October 2008

    How employers participation increased prevention work in receiving areas.

  8. Report on the results of the first Viet Nam Employment Forum

    01 February 2008

    The first Viet Nam Employment Forum was held in Hanoi from 16-18 December 2007. The theme of the Forum was decent work, growth and integration.

  9. Mapping report of vocational training and employment for people with disabilities in Viet Nam

    18 January 2008

    This report provides an overview of organisations of or representing people with disabilities as well as services related to vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship for people with disabilities. Specific focus has been placed on organisations of women with disabilities, and services specifically targeting women with disabilities.

  10. Labour migration from Viet Nam: Issues and policy and practice

    10 January 2008

    This paper examines the emergent issues important to the management of labour migration from Viet Nam.


  1. Participatory approaches to improving safety, health and working conditions in informal economy workplaces. Experiences of Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam

    01 October 2007

    Participatory training programmes are increasingly applied in Asia for supporting grassroots initiatives in informal economy workplaces to improve safety, health and working conditions. These participatory programmes are easy to apply and action-oriented, and focus on immediate improvement needs of informal economy workplaces. Workers in informal economy workplaces have identified and implemented practical safety and health improvements with the support from the participatory training programmes.

  2. Understanding and minimizing risk for strikes in Viet Nam

    01 May 2007

    Explains some of the reasons for the current wildcat strikes in Viet Nam and offers concrete measures that can be implemented immediately at the workplace to minimize an enterprise's risk for labour problems.

  3. Expanding access to insurance and savings services in Viet Nam

    01 May 2007

    This study takes a new look at the savings and insurance services available to low income households in Viet Nam. It then analyses the constraints and challenges that restrain the use of these services by low income households.

  4. Report of the independent final evaluation of the Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women (EEOW) Viet Nam chapter

    19 March 2007

    This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the final evaluation of the EEOW project in Viet Nam.


  1. Industrial relations and dispute settlement in Viet Nam

    01 June 2006

    The articles in this publication are designed to contribute to reasoned policy discussions among tripartite policy makers and experts by providing an in-depth analysis of recent industrial relations developments in Viet Nam with a special focus on wildcat strikes and the dispute settlement system.