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.


  1. The community enterprise development (CED) methodology

    01 November 2000

    The methodology utilizes a Rapid Assessment Meeting (RAM) technique that maximizes active and personal participation of the target groups in identifying the most viable community enterprise projects particularly based on six economic criteria on market, capital, raw materials, service providers, support infrastructures and appropriate technology.

  2. ILO's intervention on post-conflict employment creation, income-generation and reintegration: The case of Mindanao, Philippines

    30 October 2000

    Based on ILO's experiences, post-conflict projects require long-term perspectives. They should be well-phased, guided by policies and strategies that are popularly accepted. Economic reintegration cannot be forced. It must undergo a period of transition.

  3. Health micro-insurance: A compendium

    29 September 2000

    This Compendium provides key information on 130 health micro-insurance schemes (HMIS) from 26 countries and three continents. It allows interested parties to obtain a broad overview of a large number of the HMIS that exist in the world today.

  4. Globalization, gender and employment in the informal economy: The case of the Philippines

    15 August 2000

    The objective of the study is to examine concrete gender-differentiated effects of globalization on the Philippine informal sector. In particular, it seeks to investigate whether or not there are significant gender-differentiated patterns and changes in the nature and level of employment, wages and incomes, and hours of work especially during the years 1998 and 1999.

  5. Providing information to outgoing Indonesian migrant workers

    20 July 2000

    It is apparent that lack of information is an important factor in the various problems faced by Indonesian overseas migrant workers. Indonesia is not alone, other countries that send migrant workers overseas are facing the same problems.

  6. Globalization and industrial relations in the Philippines

    29 June 2000

    Globalization was associated with a decline in labour power and voice, and an increase in employer power focusing on enhanced worl:place flexibility in an era when the Philippines' competitive advantage was lower labour costs and an English~speaking workforce.

  7. Gender dimensions of the economic crisis and employment in urban informal and rural sectors in Indonesia

    28 April 2000

    In the face of Asian crisis, there has been increasing concern that women workers may be disproportionately affected by the downturn in Indonesia. However, the nature of the impact and changes that have been occurring in the country required specific and in-depth gender -differential impact assessment on employment and economic opportunities in various sectors.

  8. PROCEED Mindanao

    14 April 2000

    PROCEED Mindanao is designed to pursue the implementation to expand the coverage to other Peace and Development Communities to be identified by the GOP-UN Programme.

  9. At your service: Combating child labour in the tourism industry

    24 March 2000

    Child labour is see n to be the most problematic under conditions in which the production of goods or services by children benefit the employer (or adults) more than themselves; thus discriminating against their personal development, in violation of one or several of their rights as children.


  1. Gender dimensions of globalization and modern sector employment in Indonesia

    15 October 1999

    The paper was commissioned to specifically anayze the gender dimensions of the impact of globalization on modern formal sector employment in Indonesia, with due attention also to the Asian crisis.

  2. Our heritage as Matigsalog of Bukidnon: A participatory documentation of indigenous knowledge systems and practices

    30 July 1999

    The imminent disappearance of our traditional ways into the mainstream of the dominant culture and the many other threatening forces that can lead to its extension had been silently feared by our elders. Documenting our own indigenous knowledge is of utter significance because it renders a permanent record of our ways as a people, thus putting that fear at rest.

  3. Indonesia: A gender review of globalization, legislation, policies and institutional frameworks

    21 May 1999

    This paper is to shed light in particular from a gender perspective, on the implications of the current legislative environment, government policies, as well as the relevant institutional frameworks affecting the access to income and employment opportunities, in particular for women workers.

  4. Indigenous peoples in the Philippines: Community development projects: Brochure

    20 May 1999

  5. Joint statement of principles regarding development assistance to indigenous peoples in the Philippines between FAO, ILO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF: Brochure

    20 May 1999

  6. Skills training and policy reforms

    30 April 1999

    The study aimed to contribute to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) process of organizational development which has been underpinned by a number of TESDA-commissioned studies, assesses the progress made so far by TESDA in addressing the tasks mandated to it and in the light of its findings, considers alternative approaches that may lend themselves to resolving the problem ahead.

  7. Child labour in the footwear industry: Philippines

    30 April 1999

    The report suggests a two-pronged strategy, namely: the progressive elimination of child labour and the protection of working children in the wider context of a Master Plan for making the footwear leather industry viable and competitive in the context of globalization.

  8. I-web trainer's guide: Improve your work environment and business for micro entrepreneurs

    26 March 1999

    The trainer's guide will allow a trainer to guide the participant with a training format. It contains guidelines on conducting the I-WEB, from its preparation to its implementation.

  9. I-web action manual: Improve your work environment and business for micro entrepreneurs

    12 March 1999

    The I-WEB Action Manual is the product of the activities carried out in the Philippines intended for very small manufacturing shops, particularly in garments, woodwork and metal work subsectors.

  10. Philippines: From OFWs to micro entrepreneurs?

    26 February 1999

    The ILO felt that it was time to train the light on the return of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and whether the migrants or their families become successful self-employed workers or micro entrepreneurs by their own talents or with the help of existing governmental and non-governmental support mechanisms.

  11. Corporate social responsibility and working conditions in the Philippines

    15 January 1999

    Adoption of socially responsible approaches by employees could have important benefits for workers, as well as for their community and for society more generally It might also benefit the businesses to adopt such approaches, but this aspect. is still not well understood.