The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, and videos relevant to Viet Nam. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Hanoi.


  1. Get prepared career readiness – Recommendations for Vietnamese high school and tertiary students

    13 July 2021

    In 2021, ILO cooperated with Song An Career Development Social Enterprise and Professor Col McCowan to conduct a survey with more than 1500 high school and tertiary students with the aim to evaluate the different stages of their career development mindset for the completion of the Career Education and Development Scales (CEDS) for Viet Nam. The recommendations are extracted from the original report based on the survey results.

  2. Normative Stock-taking for Decent Work in Viet Nam

    06 July 2021

    This report sets out the context for engaging the ILO’s tripartite constituents – the Government of Viet Nam, employers’ and workers organizations – and development partners and stakeholders in deciding decent work priorities that are well informed and anchored in the use and application of international standards.

  3. Regional study on green jobs policy readiness in ASEAN: Highlights

    30 June 2021

    The ILO and ASEAN, with the leadership of Malaysia, worked together to conduct a study to assess policy readiness for promoting green jobs and a just transition across AMS. This document shares the highlights of the report, which includes country narratives and a summary assessment.

  4. Regional study on green jobs policy readiness in ASEAN: Final report

    30 June 2021

    The ILO and ASEAN, with the leadership of Malaysia, worked together to conduct a study to assess policy readiness for promoting green jobs and a just transition across AMS. In completing these assessments, the authors drew on responses to an extensive questionnaire completed by AMS countries between April and September 2020. Results from this questionnaire, along with other document analysis, were then used to develop country narratives and a summary assessment, which are presented in the report.

  5. Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector; Executive summary

    25 June 2021

    The report sheds light on the importance of addressing gender equality in the garment sector, while also providing ILO constituents and industry stakeholders with a holistic roadmap for action that places decent work and social justice at the heart of the post-pandemic business model. The report specifically considers gender equality within the garment sector in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Viet Nam.

  6. ILO work in Viet Nam

    24 June 2021

    This flyer provides a comprehensive list of current ILO projects in Viet Nam.

  7. Estimating labour market transitions from labour force surveys: The case of Viet Nam

    23 June 2021

    This paper discusses methodologies to estimate the incidence and frequency of labour market transitions, and applies these methodologies to labour force survey data from Viet Nam in 2011-19. It demonstrates the feasibility and value of transitions data for labour market analysis.

  8. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects in Asia and the Pacific, ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    16 June 2021

    In 2011, the international community adopted the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), which recognized for the first time that domestic work is work and that domestic workers should enjoy the same labour protections as all other workers.

  9. Effective regulations? Environmental impact assessment in the textile and garment sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam

    14 June 2021

    Environmental regulations provide protection for both environmental assets and the livelihoods of communities that depend on these assets. The analysis evaluates the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes for proponents of industrial projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam. The report finds that enhanced environmental outcomes can be achieved by greater awareness among proponents of the links between environmental management (as facilitated by the EIA process) and sustainable development.

  10. Is public sector employment a haven in the COVID-19 jobs crisis?

    14 June 2021

    It looks as if job opportunities in the public sector have provided a respite from the shrinking private sector during the dark days of the COVID-19 crisis, at least for some women.

  11. Things employers should know: Wages

    13 June 2021

  12. Things employers should know: Working hours and rest periods

    13 June 2021

  13. Things employers should know: Workers' representative organizations at the grasshoots level

    13 June 2021

  14. Things employers should know: Minor workers

    13 June 2021

  15. Things employers should know: Labour disciplinary regulations

    13 June 2021

  16. Things employers should know: Employment contract

    13 June 2021

  17. Things employers should know: Resolution of labour disputes

    13 June 2021

  18. Things employers should know: Workplace dialogue, collective bargaining

    13 June 2021

  19. Things employers should know: Social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance

    13 June 2021

  20. Things employers should know: Occupational safety and health

    13 June 2021