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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Employment, Labour Force and the Working Population in India 2000-2019

    18 March 2021

    An integrated view of changes taking place in the world of work in India shows that while the situation for those in employment may on average be characterised as an improving or non-deteriorating one, the employment prospects for the larger working age population are progressively worsening.

  5. Extending social security to domestic workers

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  6. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  7. Annual tripartite progress review of India Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2018-22

    11 March 2021

    An annual review meeting of India DWCP was held to review the progress and plan a way forward for year 2021

  8. ILO India Response to COVID-19 - Seventh Edition

    22 February 2021

    This seventh update covers the key response of ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi to COVID-19 pandemic between December 2020 and January 2021.

  9. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

  10. Study on facilitating Admission and growth of EU-based start-ups in India and Indian start-ups in the EU: Challenges and Opportunities

    20 January 2021

    The study reflects the growing interest of India-EU in start-ups. It provides an overview of the policy frameworks, incentives and challenges faced by start-ups. It highlights the attractiveness of each market, good practices adopted by countries and provided recommendations on how the entry of start-ups can be supported, particularly from a mobility-perspective.


  1. Road map for Development of Policy Framework for the Inclusion of Internal Migrant Workers in India

    07 December 2020

    This report gives a comprehensive overview of internal labour migration in India and provides a roadmap for including migrant workers in the development processes including the policy and programmatic interventions in the country.

  2. ILO India Response to COVID-19 - Sixth Edition

    03 December 2020

    This sixth update covers the key response of ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi to COVID-19 pandemic between October-November 2020.

  3. Towards resilient social dialogue in South Asia

    28 October 2020

    The report is a collation of key social dialogue mechanisms in South Asia, their responses to the COVID-19 crisis and actions to build resilience compiled by ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  4. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

  5. ILO India Response to COVID-19 - Fifth Edition

    21 October 2020

    This fifth update covers the key response of ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi to COVID-19 pandemic between September-October 2020.

  6. The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

    15 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps.

  7. ILO India Response to COVID-19 - Fourth Edition

    17 September 2020

    This fourth update covers the key response of ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi to COVID-19 pandemic between August-September 2020.

  8. Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    Income security is essential to mitigate the sudden and drastic impacts on employment of the lockdowns imposed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. Discussion Paper: Wage code and rules – Will they improve the welfare of low-paid workers in India?

    18 August 2020

    This discussion paper examines how some of the key reform measures undertaken in the wage code could potentially benefit low-paid workers

  10. Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.