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  1. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

    01 September 2021

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Frequently asked questions by migrant garment workers in qualified industrial zones

    31 August 2021

    This handbook is a compilation of the frequently asked questions posed by migrant workers in qualified industrial zones (QIZs) on their employment conditions, employer–employee relationships, and their rights and entitlements while working in Jordan as migrant garment workers.

  3. Impact of minimum wages on wages and employment in selected Indian States

    24 August 2021

    This paper attempts to gauge the impact of minimum wages on wages and employment in selected States and industries in the Indian context using the NSSO Periodic Labour Force Surveys 2017-18 and 2018-19.

  4. Impact on labour supply due to COVID-19 containment measures in India: An informal employment analysis

    23 August 2021

    This study looks at the employment situation in India, laying particular emphasis on informal employment.

  5. WISCON - Work Improvement For Small Construction Sites

    28 July 2021

    This action manual can be used for improving safety, health and working conditions on small construction sites by employers, supervisors and workers.

  6. Promoting Decent Work in India: May-June 2021

    26 July 2021

    This is second edition of the update covering key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22

  7. ILO/SCOPE Study report on Impact of WfH on Women Executives and Managers in PSEs in India

    19 July 2021

    This joint report highlights outcomes of the study on impact of working from home (WfH) held with women executives and managers working with Public Sector Enterprises in India

  8. Reclaiming space for workers in the 21st century: A literature review on worker centers

    15 July 2021

    This report reviews the emergence, experiences and practices of workers’ centres in different contexts of labour relations.

  9. State of occupational safety and health practices at workplace for domestic workers in COVID-19 and possibilities for action

    13 July 2021

    The report identifies Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practices for domestic workers, which could be implemented to respond to pandemic conditions. Based on insights provided by domestic workers themselves, trade unionists working with domestic workers and experts in India, the report lays out expansive medium-term changes in a post-pandemic world that would be ideal.

  10. Informality and the Potential for South-South Cooperation between BRICS

    01 July 2021

    This publication aims to promote South-South cooperation between the BRICS countries on the transition to formality from informality.

  11. Brochure: The Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) programme

    25 June 2021

    This two pager provides brief introduction of the ARC programme objectives and planned activities.

  12. The Work in Freedom Handbook: A critical glossary of terms relating to freedom and unfreedom in the world of work.

    08 June 2021

    The purpose of this critical glossary is to deconstruct some of these commonly used concepts related forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking in order to flag their blind spots, merits and other characteristics.

  13. Greener clothes? Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia

    07 June 2021

    The increasing social and environmental impacts of the textile and garment supply chain are well known and have resulted in the development of an array of initiatives, tools and assessment platforms to enhance the sustainability of the sector. There is a great deal of diversity in these initiatives, including differences in their focus, the actors involved, who the beneficiaries are, the longevity of the activities and how they define and measure success. The report highlights where there might be gaps in the current offerings of initiatives, and what types of initiatives have alignment with MSMEs knowledge and learning needs, as a way to highlight where future attention in developing new or enhanced initiatives might lie.

  14. Situation analysis on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on enterprises and workers in the formal and informal economy in India

    03 June 2021

    To enable evidence-based social dialogue for designing and implementation of policies and programmes responding to COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO-India prioritised situation analysis of enterprises and workers from three States of the country.

  15. Promoting Decent Work in India: Feb-Apr 2021

    27 May 2021

    This update covers key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22

  16. Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance

    25 May 2021

    This paper was prepared by Rebecca Napier-Moore and Anna Olsen and presented at session two of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue with the theme: Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance on 25 May 2021.

  17. Young persons not in employment and education in India: 2000-2019

    03 May 2021

    This research brief reviews the characteristics of India's young population not in employment and education or training (NEET) based on level of labour force participation, gender, access to training and education and social security.

  18. Challenges and opportunities for productive employment and decent work in the natural stone mining industry supply chain in Rajasthan

    21 April 2021

    The study is intended to contribute to a wider state-level sector development strategy, which will serve as a roadmap for creating an enabling environment for employers and workers to further Rajasthan’s position as a responsible destination for investors and buyers of natural stone.

  19. Feasibility study on the establishment of a regional qualifications framework in South Asian countries

    21 April 2021

    This report provides a comparative framework of the skills and qualifications of the existing and future migrant workers in South Asia. It is aimed at bringing equal opportunities and fairness in the recruitment process and remunerations linked with it. It also captures the process undertaken to develop the framework.

  20. Productivity interventions available to garment factories in Asia: A mapping study

    19 April 2021

    This study focuses on the availability of productivity interventions in the Asian garment sectors. By examining a subset of productivity interventions available to the industry, the paper depicts a broader picture of what type of support services are available to Asian garment factories.