Publications

The ILO Country Office for Pakistan publishes a wide range of books, reports and working papers relevant to Pakistan. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the ILO Library in Islamabad.

2022

  1. Pakistan floods 2022: Post Disaster Needs Assessment - Supplemental Report

    02 December 2022

  2. Pakistan: The Employment - Environment - Climate Nexus: Employment and environmental sustainability factsheet

    30 November 2022

    The Employment-Environment-Climate Nexus Factsheets are a series produced for countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This Factsheet provides key features of labour market and environmental sustainability performance in Pakistan, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  3. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work (Summary)

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  4. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  5. ILO Pakistan flood response - A job-rich recovery

    20 November 2022

    Between June and August 2022, torrential rains and a combination of riverine, urban, and flash flooding led to an unprecedented disaster in Pakistan. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), around 33 million people have been affected by the floods, including nearly 8 million displaced. Around 4.3 million people have faced disruption or loss of employment. The short to medium term strategy is linked to the long-term strategy articulated in the Decent Work Country Programme 2023-2027. Emergency response and early recovery is linked to a job-rich inclusive strategy for reconstruction and resilience and to long-term socio-economic development.

  6. Pakistan floods 2022: Post Disaster Needs Assessment - Main Report

    01 November 2022

  7. A study of deficits in the fundamental principles and rights at work in the brick kiln supply chain

    14 September 2022

    This study analyses supply chain processes in Pakistan’s brick kiln sector in order to identify deficits related to fundamental principles and rights at work (FPRW), with a focus on child labour and bonded labour. It was commissioned by the ILO Country Office for Pakistan as part of its implemented project on “Promotion of Decent Work Opportunities for the Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable Segments of Society”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

  8. Ethical and quality reporting on child labour: A training manual for media professionals in Pakistan

    31 August 2022

    The training manual has jointly been adapted by Group Development Pakistan and ILO Country Office for Pakistan for building the capacity of media professionals in ethical, evidence-based and quality reporting on child labour in Pakistan.

  9. Research Brief: Child labour in domestic work in Pakistan

    14 July 2022

    Child labour in domestic work remains a widespread, but hidden, phenomenon worldwide. The qualitative study assessed the current situation of child labour in domestic work, elaborated the major push and pull factors, working conditions, effects on children's health, safety, and education, and recommended the priority areas for combatting child labour in domestic work in Pakistan.

  10. Child Labour in domestic work in Pakistan: A scoping study

    14 July 2022

    Child labour in domestic work remains a widespread, but hidden, phenomenon worldwide. The qualitative study assessed the current situation of child labour in domestic work, elaborated the major push and pull factors, working conditions, effects on children's health, safety, and education, and recommended the priority areas for combatting child labour in domestic work in Pakistan.

2021

  1. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    07 December 2021

    This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

  2. Pakistan’s journey towards elimination of child labour: A timeline

    09 September 2021

    Recognizing the efforts towards the prevention and elimination of Child Labour in Pakistan, this knowledge product provides a historical account of key legislative, policy and strategic milestones including the application of international treaties, social development programmes and key institutional mechanisms, while calling for accelerated action to achieve the SGD target 8.7.

  3. The Asia Regional Child Labour (ARCL) Programme (Project fact sheet)

    19 August 2021

    Funded by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, (UK), the ARCL Programme aims at assisting the ILO constituents and other stakeholders in Pakistan to eliminate child labour in particular the worst forms of child labour, which in turn contributes to the achievement of SDG 8.7 by 2025.

  4. Study on the design of business incubation centres - For the Government of Pakistan's Kamyab Jawan Programme

    12 August 2021

    This study provides a composite analysis of the need to establish business incubation centres in Pakistan, in order to support a vibrant entrepreneurial landscape.

  5. Simplify social security- Pocket book

    28 June 2021

    SIMPLIFY Social Security, is a tool that offers a systematic and harmonized approach for the effective and simplified application of Social Security Laws in Pakistan.

  6. Simplify social security- trainers manual

    28 June 2021

    Trainers' manual for effective compliance and the enforcement of social security laws in Pakistan

  7. Project Outcome Brief - Achieving the SDGs and ending poverty through universal social protection

    25 June 2021

    This compilation brings together key outcomes and successes of the ‘Achieving the SDGs and ending poverty through universal social protection’, a project jointly implemented by the ILO and UNDESA.

  8. 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.

  9. A social protection profile of Pakistan - Building an inclusive social protection system

    01 June 2021

    Pakistan’s social protection profile 2021, highlights gaps and good practices on existing social protection systems and offers recommendations to increase the effectiveness and inclusiveness of these systems.

  10. Promotion of Decent Work Opportunities for the Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable Segments of Society (Project fact sheet)

    30 April 2021

    Decent Work is a measure to reduce poverty and inequalities in the society. This project proposed three distinct sets of interventions to promote decent work opportunities in Pakistan for vulnerable groups including Child and Bonded Labourers in Brick Kiln Sector, Social Protection; and engaging Pakistani diaspora in Italy.