Publications

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Knowledge Centre in Manila or by email.

2023

  1. Jobs and global supply chains in South-East Asia

    07 June 2023

    South-East Asia has become a key player in global supply chains (GSCs) during recent decades, and the region’s participation in GSCs has had a profound impact on labour markets. The region has become increasingly dependent on GSCs for employment despite some short periods of sharp volatility and setbacks, including in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Digital Wages for Decent Work in the Philippines: Fact sheet

    22 May 2023

    The project fact sheet provides an overview of about the ILO's Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work initiative in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the responsible transition from cash to digital wage payments.

  3. Guidance note: Wage protection for migrant workers

    27 April 2023

  4. World Employment and Social Outlook 2023: The value of essential work

    15 March 2023

    Key workers are essential for societies to function. The new edition of the ILO flagship report calls for a revaluation of their work to reflect their social contribution, and for greater investment in key sectors.

2022

  1. Achieving fair and ethical recruitment: Improving regulation and enforcement in the ASEAN region

    15 December 2022

    This report focuses on the efforts of ASEAN Member States to foster fair and ethical recruitment. It maps the laws and regulations, and moreover, the enforcement mechanisms States have employed, and reviews evidence of the results achieved.

  2. Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19 Project: Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in South-East Asia: Results at a glance

    07 December 2022

  3. 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.

  4. Philippines: 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 Philippines, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  5. 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”.

  6. 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”.

  7. Module on labour and human rights and international labour standards

    16 November 2022

    The module aims to serve as an easy-to-read resource book on labour rights and standards and also serve as a critical guide in conducting labour and human rights training sessions. The module also contains key learning points, application tips, and case studies that both trainers and readers can refer to in order to further develop the suggested content and methodology per each module chapter and session.

  8. Improving Workers’ Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo Pacific with a Focus on Women: Fact sheet in Fishing

    20 October 2022

    The Project works closely with regional and country level partners to achieve the following target outcomes to enhance enabling environment for the promotion of and compliance with labour laws, gender equality and occupational safety and health (OSH) in rural sectors in pilot enterprises and communities.

  9. Bringing back jobs safely under the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippines: Rebooting small and informal businesses safely and digitally: Fact sheet

    30 September 2022

    The project fact sheet provides an overview of an ILO and Government of Japan partnership to build back enterprises safely and digitally from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, July 2022

    28 July 2022

  13. Women entrepreneurs leading the way: Promoting a circular economy and more sustainable practices in the garment sector

    05 July 2022

    The report outlines four women leaders in Asia’s garment and textile sector who are making positive contributions to sector-specific challenges related to gender equality, environmental sustainability and industry recovery from COVID-19. The entrepreneurs share their personal and business experiences showcasing sustainable enterprises, introduction of circular economies and adopting alternative leadership styles at work.

  14. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, June 2022

    29 June 2022

  15. Making the right to social security a reality for domestic workers: A global review of policy trends, statistics and extension strategies

    13 June 2022

    This ILO report provides data on social protection deficits experienced by domestic workers and identifies the barriers standing in the way of their effective social protection coverage.

  16. 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.