The ILO Country Office for Pakistan publishes a wide range of books, reports and working papers relevant to Pakistan. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the ILO Library in Islamabad.


  1. Compendium of small scale research grants for university students in Pakistan

    15 June 2009

    This compendium is the outcome of the joint efforts of the ILO Office for Pakistan and seven universities across Pakistan under the initiative "Small Scale Research Grants for University Students" as an integral part of the project "Women's Employment Concerns and Working Conditions in Pakistan"

  2. Pakistan employment trends for women 2009

    01 May 2009

    The analysis in this issues discusses the economic integration of women and their access to decent work opportunities. The results confirm persistent gender inequalities in the labour market.

  3. Towards achieving social and financial sustainability: A study on the performance of microfinance in Pakistan

    07 January 2009

    Analyses the performance of microfinance sector of Pakistan in fulfilling its dual objective social uplift and achieving financial sustainability. The main focus of this report has been the performance of microfinance industry in Pakistan with specific focus on both supply and demand side issues. insight into the key findings of the survey. Moreover, it has also reviewed the impact of microfinance on child labour among poor families.

  4. Gender sensitization of women and men trade union workers

    05 January 2009

    This resource was part of a series of trainings on gender sensitization have been organized as the part of Action Programme signed between ILO and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF).


  1. Advanced leadership programme for women trade union leaders/office bearers in Pakistan

    01 December 2008

    Provides background information about the Advanced Leadership Programme for Women Trade Union Leaders/Office Bearers in Pakistan.

  2. Gender audit of workers welfare fund: Development portfolio

    01 December 2008

    In countries like Pakistan, the gender question assumes greater relevance as typical social norms and behaviours tend to discriminate against the interests and expectations of women and further reinforce the historical concentration of power.

  3. Capacity building of key state functionaries on International Labour Standards: Policies, programmes and practices

    21 November 2008

    This report is part of the ILO's Women Employment Concerns and Working Conditions in Pakistan Project (WEC-PK) which designed a training course as its key constituent for the capacity building of future policy-makers of Pakistan.

  4. Need assessment report: Creche (day care centers) for children of working women

    16 November 2008

    Unfolds the concept and need of crèche (child day care center) in a country like Pakistan. It highlights the role crèche are playing in other countries, their impacts on the society with special reference to the children of the working women.

  5. Pakistan employment trends 2008 (series no.4)

    14 November 2008

    The analysis in this issues discusses Pakistan's progress in creating "full and productive employment and decent work for all including women and young people", as a prerequisite for achieving Millennium Development Goal by identifying decent work challanges the Government, employers and workers will be in a better position to develop and adapt labour market policies and action plans.

  6. Pakistan employment trends 2008: Youth

    01 May 2008

    Provides information and analysis focusing on young people. It presents a quantitative assessment of the realities of Pakistan’s youth labour market and identifies the challenges facing young people.

  7. Small scale research grants for university students in Pakistan

    18 March 2008

    Relates the outcome of the joint efforts of the ILO Country Office for Pakistan and seven universities across Pakistan under the initiative "Small Scale Research Grants for University Students" as an integral part of the project "Women's Employment Concerns and Working Conditions in Pakistan.


  1. Pakistan employment trends 2007: Skills

    01 December 2007

    Identifies the need to promote greater investment in skills and training so that men and women have enhanced and equal access to productive and decent work.

  2. Pakistan employment trends 2007

    01 June 2007

    Reviews the labour market in Pakistan during the period 1999-2000 to 2005-2006, using best practice in statistical analysis and presentation, including an explanation of all classifications and definitions used.


  1. Reaching behind closed doors: A survey of legal and policy responses to child domestic labour in South Asia together with recommendations for reform

    05 April 2006

    This paper frames the international standard of protection in the context of child domestic labour and reviews by comparison the extent of legal and policy measures relating to this sector across South Asia.


  1. Guidelines for creating a work environment free from discrimination and harassment

    02 August 2005

    Women face a number of challenges in accessing work in general and the environment is often unsupportive. This guideline provides information on measures that can be applied to reduce disciminatory practices.


  1. Migrant workers and human rights: Out-migration from South Asia

    08 September 2004

    This publication is in line with ILO mandate in support of migrant workers. The studies covering five countries in South Asia - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were undertaken from August to November 2003. It presents an overview of out-migration from South Asia and is intended to be utilized as background material for the General Discussion on Migrant Workers at June 2004 Session of the International Labour Conference.

  2. INDIA: A Decade of ILO-India Partnerships: Towards a Future without Child Labour- (1992: 2002)

    01 July 2004

    A publication highlighting the joint efforts of the ILO and its constituents to combat child labour in India.


  1. Update Sialkot - Issue 3

    26 May 1998

  2. Update Sialkot - Issue 2

    26 January 1998


  1. Combating child labour - IPEC in Pakistan

    16 December 1997

    This brochure reflects upon IPEC Pakistan's past, present and future efforts towards elimination of child labour in Pakistan.