Publications

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.

2021

  1. Labour Code 2019: Workers’ representative organizations at the grassroots level

    03 February 2021

    This joint publication by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs highlights the regulations in the 2019 Labour Code on workers’ representative organizations at the grassroots level.

  2. Labour Code 2019: Employment contracts

    03 February 2021

    This joint publication by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs highlights the new regulations in the 2019 Labour Code on employment contracts.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

2020

  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. Get to know your new Labour Code 2019: Apprenticeships and Internships

    11 November 2020

    The series of 11 bulletins on the 2019 Labour Code briefly introduces the improvements in the new Code which are expected to better protect workers’ rights, reduce bureaucracy for employers, and help support the Government’s drive for international integration, economic growth and prosperity for all.

  13. Get to know your new Labour Code 2019: Wages

    11 November 2020

    The series of 11 bulletins on the 2019 Labour Code briefly introduces the improvements in the new Code which are expected to better protect workers’ rights, reduce bureaucracy for employers, and help support the Government’s drive for international integration, economic growth and prosperity for all.

  14. Get to know your new Labour Code 2019: Minor workers

    11 November 2020

    The series of 11 bulletins on the 2019 Labour Code briefly introduces the improvements in the new Code which are expected to better protect workers’ rights, reduce bureaucracy for employers, and help support the Government’s drive for international integration, economic growth and prosperity for all.

  15. Get to know your new Labour Code 2019: Working hours, rest hours and leave

    11 November 2020

    The series of 11 bulletins on the 2019 Labour Code briefly introduces the improvements in the new Code which are expected to better protect workers’ rights, reduce bureaucracy for employers, and help support the Government’s drive for international integration, economic growth and prosperity for all.