Publications

The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi) publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or hard copies purchased from the ILO Communication & Information Unit in New Delhi or by email.

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2023

  1. Reproducing a household: Recognizing and assessing paid and unpaid domestic work in urban India

    02 January 2023

    This study report is an important contribution towards understanding employers’ perspectives, by recognising and assessing the paid and unpaid domestic work that goes into reproducing a household.

  2. Employer practices and perceptions on paid domestic work: Recruitment, employment relationships, and social protection

    02 January 2023

    This study report is an important contribution towards understanding employers’ perceptions, rationale and bases that underlie how employers in urban India engage, value, and perceive domestic work.

  3. Deficits in decent work: Employer perspectives and practices on the quality of employment in domestic work in urban India

    02 January 2023

    This study report contributes towards understanding employers’ perspectives on existing working conditions and practices relating to recruitment, income security, employment security and social security available to domestic workers.

2022

  1. Promoting decent work in India: October-December 2022

    30 December 2022

    This is the ninth edition of the update covering key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22.

  2. Methods for spatial sampling of urban neighbourhoods by socio-economic status in Indian cities.

    27 December 2022

    This brief note lays out an approach to neighbourhood selection and houselisting for large surveys in urban cities. This approach was used for a multiple round household survey in two India cities using quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand the dynamics of paid and unpaid works within households and employers’ perceptions on working conditions of domestic workers.

  3. India: 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 India, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  4. 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”.

  5. 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”.

  6. Promoting decent work in India: July-September 2022

    01 October 2022

    This is the eighth edition of the update covering key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22.

  7. Good employee relation practices in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and lessons learnt: India

    26 September 2022

    This research report, done with EFI and AIOE illustrates the value of good labour relations practices, based on strong cooperation between management and trade unions, in effectively responding to crises.

  8. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Asia and the Pacific

    30 August 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and priorities for this region from a life-cycle perspective.

  9. Women entrepreneurs leading the way: Promoting a circular economy and more sustainable practices in the garment sector

    05 July 2022

    The report outlines four women leaders in Asia’s garment and textile sector who are making positive contributions to sector-specific challenges related to gender equality, environmental sustainability and industry recovery from COVID-19. The entrepreneurs share their personal and business experiences showcasing sustainable enterprises, introduction of circular economies and adopting alternative leadership styles at work.

  10. Promoting decent work in India: May-June 2022

    30 June 2022

    This is the seveth edition of the update covering key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22.

  11. Lessons learned: Lessons learned on policy and programme responses to unfree labour in destination countries for migrant women workers

    16 June 2022

    This document describes the lessons learned by the Work in Freedom programme on policy and programme responses to unfree labour in destination countries for migrant women workers. This compilation was preceded by an earlier edition of Lessons Learned in October 2021 on recruitment of migrant workers, and another one in April 2021, on outreach to migrant women in areas of origin.

  12. Making the right to social security a reality for domestic workers: A global review of policy trends, statistics and extension strategies

    13 June 2022

    This ILO report provides data on social protection deficits experienced by domestic workers and identifies the barriers standing in the way of their effective social protection coverage.

  13. Making the right to social security a reality for domestic workers: A global review of policy trends, statistics and extension strategies [Executive summary]

    13 June 2022

    This ILO report provides data on social protection deficits experienced by domestic workers and identifies the barriers standing in the way of their effective social protection coverage.

  14. Skills development and lifelong learning in India: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief provides a macroeconomic perspective of skills development and lifelong learning in India. It examines outcomes for the population and the workforce thus far and highlights the main areas of weakness. It also analyses the social and demographic context within which the main skills challenges arise while focusing on developments in the economy and labour market that have provided impetus for policy changes.

  15. Labor migration in Asia: COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and policy responses

    31 May 2022

    This publication analyzes the region’s labour migration outlook, corresponding economic and policy developments, and changes caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It overviews labour migration to and from different Asian economies and details policy approaches in major origin and destination economies of labour migrants.

  16. Promoting decent work in India: March-April 2022

    30 April 2022

    This is the sixth edition of the update covering key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22.

  17. Understanding patterns of structural discrimination of migrant and other workers in some countries of South and West Asia

    19 April 2022

    This background paper reviews the literature that sheds light on the structural patterns of discrimination against migrant workers in some countries of South and West Asia. It also articulates recommendations that would help officials in UN agencies, international organizations, constituents and other civil society individuals and groups, while referring to the existing evidence of structural discrimination to support the application of international labour standards.