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. COVID-19 and rising wage inequality: Trends and challenges in Thailand and Viet Nam

    27 January 2021

    This brief presents quantitative trends in wage inequality in Thailand and Viet Nam during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. Based on various measures, it highlights the rise of inequality as wages have been increasingly concentrated among the highest wage earners and the disproportionate impact of lower wages on informal workers, youth and workers with lower educational qualifications. It presents a number of policy measures including enhanced wage support and active labour market policies to counter these dynamics.

  2. ENHANCE Project Newsletter, edition 8, January 2020

    22 January 2021

    The eighth edition of the newsletter for the USDOL funded ILO Project, Enhancing National capacity to prevent and reduce child labour in Viet Nam (ENHANCE) details some of the Project’s key activities over the last 6 months.

  3. 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).


  1. Media-friendly glossary on migration: Women migrant workers and ending violence against women (EVAW) edition

    31 December 2020

    This glossary serves as a guide for journalists, researchers, practitioners and others who conduct trainings or write about women’s labour migration and violence against women.

  2. Employers’ networking and Capacity Building - Practical experiences from Project’s sites

    30 December 2020

    Lessons learnt from report developed by NIRF/Japan project to widely share and replicate best practices and practical lessons from activities of VCCI and Business Associations to improve and enhance the representative capacity of the Employers Representative Organizations.

  3. For women, by women: Guidance and activities for building women migrant workers’ networks

    21 December 2020

    This guidance draws on lessons learned over years of supporting women’s groups. It outlines how migrant women’s groups can be catalysed; what expectations service providers, donors and the development community should have for network building; and how to best spark the beginnings of women’s collective action.

  4. IR Bulletin Volume 33&34 - Quarter IV-2020

    18 December 2020

    This IR Bulletin is developed periodically in order to provide important information for people who are interested in this field to update the IR information in Viet Nam in an objective and efficient manner.

  5. Infographics: Second Viet Nam National Child Labour Survey

    15 December 2020

    These infographics provide some major facts and figures on the situation of child labour in Viet Nam based on the findings of the second National Child Labour Survey conducted in 2018.

  6. Viet Nam National Child Labour Survey 2018 - Key findings

    15 December 2020

  7. Making women migrant workers count: Sex disaggregation of labour migration statistics in ASEAN (2019 data)

    15 December 2020

    The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN has been published annually since December 2014. In validating, annotating and gathering information from relevant surveys and administrative records produced in ASEAN, ILMS Database in ASEAN fills an important knowledge gap for national and regional policy-makers and for the broader research community. In 2019 ILMS was updated to ensure data disaggregations by sex for all data categories. This allows for a concerted focus on data on women migrant workers throughout ASEAN. The collection and use of data on women migrant workers in ASEAN ensures that women are counted and seen. Only with accurate data, can governments form evidence-based, gender-responsive policies and tripartite-plus partners ensure essential service provision is proportionate to women’s numbers in labour migration.

  8. Mobile women and mobile phones: Women migrant workers’ use of information and communication technologies in ASEAN

    15 December 2020

    The joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls) undertook a qualitative study involving potential and returned women migrant workers in four countries of origin in the ASEAN region – Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The study covers intra-ASEAN labour migration, including women who intended to migrate to, or had just returned from, Malaysia, Singapore, or Thailand. The study provides insight into women migrant workers’ use of mobile phones, and how women migrant workers could access more accurate information throughout the migration process and increase their connections with peers.

  9. Final Bulletin - NIRF/Japan Project: Figures, Facts and Lessons learnt

    03 December 2020

    The ILO New Industrial Relation Framework – Japanese component is going to be closed after 4 years of implementation. The Bulletin “NIRF-Japan Project: Figures - Facts and Lessons Learned" has been prepared to present key information of the NIRF-Japan Project in the most condensed way from the beginning of implementation to the end with the project's context, objectives, partners, organizational structure, remarkable figures, facts and lessons learned during project implementation. Those lessons of “Connecting – Experimenting – Sharing and Spreading”. The newsletter is uploaded on the ILO website at the below links.

  10. A guide to SaverAsia

    19 November 2020

    This is a quick guide covering the main functions of the SaverAsia app.

  11. Leading to Success: The business case for women in business and management in Viet Nam

    16 November 2020

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Quick impact assessment of COVID-19 pandemic on the key economic sectors: Responses, adjustment and resilence of business and workers

    13 October 2020

    With the objective of studying the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic and the responses and the adjustment processes by businesses and workers, the research is mainly based on two surveys of 58 firms and 292 workers in tourism, garment, electronics, seafood-processing and wood-processing industries during the second half of April 2020.

  15. Grievance handling and moving towards sustainable development

    09 October 2020

    Grievance handling systems in garment and apparel factories are among the key factors that may affect employee health and wellbeing, leaving a significant impact on the business revenue and output of the employers. The story from a factory joining Better Work Viet Nam shows that a good grievances handling system requires close collaboration, consultation, cooperation and commitment of both management and worker representatives.

  16. For Journalists: an introduction to the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia (Viet Nam) programme

    01 October 2020

    A brief summary of the key elements of the programme

  17. Brief on Financing gaps in social protection

    17 September 2020

    Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond