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  1. India: Employer based Health Protection mechanisms - a plurality of arrangements

    01 January 2008

  2. India: A provident fund for unorganized workers

    01 January 2008

    The Provident Fund set up in West Bengal provides a good example of a tailor-made pension mechanism allowing a wide range of unorganised sector workers to access old-age benefits. This scheme was set up following a wide consultation process with various trade unions and professional associations, demonstrating the need to involve all stakeholders in the design phase of any new social security programme. The unorganised sector in India constitutes 94% of the total workforce of the country. At the beginning of the year 2006, a total of 676,000 workers were enrolled in the scheme.


  1. Project of Support to the National Time Bound Programme on the Worst Forms of Child Labour Pakistan- Mid term Evaluation (2007)

    01 December 2007

    This is the report from the mid term evaluation of the project commissioned by the ILO in 2007.

  2. Preventing and eliminating child labour in identified hazardous sectors in INDIA (child labour component) – Mid Term Evaluation (2007)

    01 February 2007

    The Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of INDUS was commissioned as a joint mid-term, formative, independent evaluation coordinated by the Design, Evaluation and Documentation (DED) section of ILO-IPEC acting as an independent entity. It was executed by an international four-person team of independent evaluation and child labour experts appointed by GOI (MOLE and the Ministry of Human Resources Development, MHRD), USDOL and ILO-IPEC.

  3. Brief overview of social security interventions in India

    01 January 2007


  1. Empowering tribals: Progressing from partnership to ownership

    04 October 2006

    The Story of a cluster of tribal villages in Mayurbhanj, Orissa working with SSADRI and ILO-INDISCO Programme (INDISCO Case Study No. 9)

  2. Reaching behind closed doors: A survey of legal and policy responses to child domestic labour in South Asia together with recommendations for reform

    05 April 2006

    This paper frames the international standard of protection in the context of child domestic labour and reviews by comparison the extent of legal and policy measures relating to this sector across South Asia.

  3. Vocational Education and Training in the Chemical Industry in India

    01 January 2006

    Working Paper 244

  4. Give them back their childhood: Sensitization module for school children and youth on child labour

    01 January 2006

    This module is written for adolescents in secondary school and in undergraduate college. It is meant to be used as a guide. It provides guidelines with regard to participatory child labour awareness training and outlines key concepts in raising awareness on the issue of child labour.


  1. Study Report on Economic impact of HIV/AIDS on Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), Andhra Pradesh, India

    15 November 2005

    A study undertaken by International Labour Organization in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society and Singareni Collieries Company Limited

  2. Leadership training manual for women leaders of cooperatives

    05 October 2005

  3. An employment strategy for the Islamic Republic of Iran

    05 October 2005

    A report prepared for the Islamic Republic of Iran in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs under UNDP SPPD funding

  4. Directory of trade unions and research institutes in India

    07 June 2005

  5. Informal economy: The growing challenge for labour administration

    06 May 2005

    This volume presents a synthesis of country experiences and case studies mainly from Asia, representing several segments of the informal economy with a focus on labour administration and the informal economy. The case studies look at possible approaches in the areas of social security, child labour, bonded labour, and home workers. It will be of interest to policy-makers, industrial relations practitioners, labour administrators, the employers, trade unions and civil society groups.

  6. Social dialogue at enterprise level: successful experiences

    06 May 2005

    The study introduces concepts of social dialogue at the workplace, enumerates enabling condidions for social dialogue to work effectively and demonstrates positive features of social dialogue with empirical studies.

  7. ISSUES, Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2005

    01 April 2005

    The ISSUES is published three times a year by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific covering the work of the ILO in Asia-Pacific region. For this issue, it focuses on tsunami reconstruction in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India.


  1. Migrant workers and human rights: Out-migration from South Asia

    08 September 2004

    This publication is in line with ILO mandate in support of migrant workers. The studies covering five countries in South Asia - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were undertaken from August to November 2003. It presents an overview of out-migration from South Asia and is intended to be utilized as background material for the General Discussion on Migrant Workers at June 2004 Session of the International Labour Conference.

  2. Elimination of Child Labour in the Soccer Industry in Sialkot, Pakistan Phase II- Final Project Evaluation (2004)

    01 September 2004

  3. A decade of ILO-India partnership: Towards a future without child labour (1992-2002)

    12 August 2004

    This publication presents a review of a substantial number of IPEC programmes from 1992 to 2002 in India. Most of which were undertaken in collaboration with the ILO constituents, who have also taken an active part in the IPEC National Steering Committee.

  4. INDIA: A Decade of ILO-India Partnerships: Towards a Future without Child Labour- (1992: 2002)

    01 July 2004

    A publication highlighting the joint efforts of the ILO and its constituents to combat child labour in India.