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  1. Promoting decent work across borders: A Philippine based project for migrant health professionals and skilled workers (This project is funded by the European Union)

    01 October 2012

    The migration of healthcare professionals raises concerns from both source and host countries. Health professional mobility impacts the performance of health systems by changing the composition of health workforce and outcomes in both sending and receiving countries.

  2. International Labour Review, Volume 151 (2012), No. 3

    01 September 2012

  3. Green Jobs Background Brief No. 3 - August 2012

    29 August 2012

    The background brief provides a summary of the latest news and events from Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific

  4. Working Paper No. 40: "Employee participation in India"

    23 August 2012

    This paper is one of a series of national studies on employee participation practices in Asia undertaken within the research programme in the field of industrial relations in the region. This is linked to the ILO Global Product on Supporting collective bargaining and sound industrial and employment relations, involving close collaboration between the Industrial and Employment Relations Department (DIALOGUE) at ILO headquarters and the ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia. The national studies aim at analysing the degree of employee participation within the enterprise, the forms such participation has taken, the issues that have been its focus, and its impact on workers’ rights, employment conditions, and the economic efficiency of the enterprise.

  5. Trade Unions and Special Economic Zones in India

    11 June 2012

    The term SEZ covers a broad range of zones, such as export processing zones, industrial parks, free ports, enterprise zones, and others. Industrial free zones, industrial export zones, free trade zones (often presented as bonded platforms within countries heavily involved in transit trade), special economic zones (principally in China), bonded warehouses, technological and scientific parks, financial services zones, free ports, duty-free zones (destined for the retailing of duty-free consumer goods to tourists) are also among the variants. EPZs have been a feature of Indian policy since 1960.

  6. ILO India Newsletter, January-April 2012

    07 June 2012

    Quarterly E-Newsletter From the ILO’s Office in India, January - April 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1

  7. Decent work in Ahmedabad: An integrated approach

    29 May 2012

    This paper examines the recent history, political economy and trends in urbanization in Ahmedabad and discusses a number of integrated policies and strategies for supporting sustainable urban development and decent work in regard to governance, social protection and quality employment creation, among others.

  8. Public-Private Partnerships in HIV prevention and care in India

    17 May 2012

    Partnerships are at the forefront of all ILO activities in the field of HIV and the world of work. The success of the ILO in reaching thousands of workers at risk of, or otherwise affected by HIV, can be attributed to its strong collaboration with a large number of bilateral and multilateral partners. The ILO’s experience with its corporate group partners in India shows that the average cost of a prevention programme covering a workforce of around 10,000 people would be around USD 9,000. That translates to an average annual cost of USD 0.9 per person, which is much lower than the cost of first-stage drugs of USD 19 per person per month.

  9. World of Work Report 2012 "Better Jobs for a Better Economy"

    26 April 2012

    The new study examines the performance of different countries since the start of the global crisis through the prism of the quantity and quality of jobs.

  10. Summary of the World of Work Report 2012 "Better Jobs for a Better Economy"

    26 April 2012

  11. Working Paper No. 36: "Non-standard workers: Good practices of social dialogue and collective bargaining"

    26 April 2012

    This paper provides a comparative synthesis analysis of a series of national studies on non-standard work, collective bargaining and social dialogue in selected countries (Argentina,Colombia, India, Indonesia, Hungary, Japan and South Africa), which the Industrial and Employment Relations Department (DIALOGUE) of the ILO has conducted as a pilot project under the ILO’s Global Product on “Supporting collective bargaining and sound industrial relations”. The national studies aimed at identifying current and emerging non-standard forms of work arrangements within which workers are in need of protection; examining good practices in which people in non-standard forms of work are organized; analysing the role that collective bargaining and other forms of social dialogue play in improving the terms and conditions as well as the status of non-standard workers; and identifying good practices in this regard.


  1. Reducing vulnerability to bondage in India through promotion of decent work (RVBIPDW) for projects GLO/06/58/UKM, GLO/06/59/NET, INT/04/67/IRL and RBSA (Final Cluster Evaluation Summary)

    11 December 2011

    Project IND/11/02/CAN - Evaluation consultant: Sandhya Kanneganti

  2. Persons with disability and the India labour market: Challenges and opportunities

    06 December 2011

    This study aims to understand the issues facing persons with disability in the Indian labour market to enable ILO to identify potential strategic interventions for future advocacy or project work.

  3. Migrants return to India

    01 December 2011

    To the boom tune of a strong Indian economy and cries of a global recession, a growing number of Indians are returning home to pursue promising careers.

  4. A changing world: Adapting to an ageing population in the workplace

    01 December 2011

    With better health and longevity, lower birth rates, and the ageing of baby boomers, the world is seeing a major change in demographic trends.

  5. Green Jobs Background Brief No.2-December 2011

    01 December 2011

    The background brief provides a summary of the latest news and events from Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific

  6. Flipbook on HIV and AIDS Education for Informal Workers

    15 November 2011

    A flip book has been developed for narrating the story of a migrant construction worker through pictures and his journey from being unaware to becoming aware about HIV/AIDS/STIs, and access to health care services etc.

  7. Independent thematic evaluation of the Social Finance Programme 2005-2010 - Cluster evaluation of GLO/07/08/GAT, GLO/09/01/LUX, Swiss Development Corporation and other German RBSA funds

    08 November 2011

    Evaluation enterprise: Jacaranda Consult Group

  8. Working Paper No. 30: "Non-regular workers in India: Social dialogue and organizational and bargaining strategies and practices"

    01 November 2011

    This paper is one of a series of national studies on collective bargaining, social dialogue and non-standard work. Since the adoption of liberalization policies in 1991, the labour market in India has seen tremendous growth in the number of non-regular workers, in particular contract workers. The paper includes a number of examples of trade unions seeking various ways of improving the terms and conditions of work for non-regular workers, particularly contract workers, through collective organization and collective bargaining. The paper shows that a key approach to successful collective bargaining on behalf of contract workers is to ensure the involvement of “principal employers” that hold real power in negotiating and determining terms and conditions of work (multi-employer bargaining).

  9. World of Work Report 2011: Making Markets Work for Jobs

    31 October 2011

    Published annually by the International Institute for Labour Studies - the research arm of the ILO - the 2011 edition of “World of Work Report” shows that it will not be possible to recover successfully from the Great Recession unless social inequalities are addressed through well-designed policies. ...