Publications

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) 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 purchased in hard copy from the ILO Knowledge Centre in Manila or by email.

2022

  1. Achieving fair and ethical recruitment: Improving regulation and enforcement in the ASEAN region

    15 December 2022

    This report focuses on the efforts of ASEAN Member States to foster fair and ethical recruitment. It maps the laws and regulations, and moreover, the enforcement mechanisms States have employed, and reviews evidence of the results achieved.

  2. Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19 Project: Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in South-East Asia: Results at a glance

    07 December 2022

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

  4. Philippines: 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 Philippines, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  5. 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”.

  6. 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”.

  7. Module on labour and human rights and international labour standards

    16 November 2022

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommnendations (CEACR) in 2016 and the Direct Contacts Mission (DCM) in 2017 noted the role of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in mechanisms to investigate and monitor cases of labour-related EJKs, and provide relevant legal services. This led to an opportunity to develop this Module on labour and human rights and international labour standards for the CHR to use as a framework and basis to build the capacity of its staff and personnel to apply a labour lens on human rights issues by taking into account international core conventions, particularly ILO Convention Nos 87 (Freedom of Association) and 98 (Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining), the ILO supervisory mechanisms, the national investigative and monitoring mechanisms on violations of workers human rights, and the 2012 guidelines on the conduct of the police, military, and security forces in the context of workers’ rights and activities, among others.

  8. Improving Workers’ Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo Pacific with a Focus on Women: Fact sheet in Fishing

    20 October 2022

    The Project works closely with regional and country level partners to achieve the following target outcomes to enhance enabling environment for the promotion of and compliance with labour laws, gender equality and occupational safety and health (OSH) in rural sectors in pilot enterprises and communities.

  9. Bringing back jobs safely under the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippines: Rebooting small and informal businesses safely and digitally: Fact sheet

    30 September 2022

    The project fact sheet provides an overview of an ILO and Government of Japan partnership to build back enterprises safely and digitally from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. A very beautiful but heavy jacket: The experiences of migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in South-East Asia

    01 September 2022

    The study reveals migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in South-East Asia benefit from labour migration, yet experience discrimination.

  11. 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.

  12. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, July 2022

    28 July 2022

  13. 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.

  14. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, June 2022

    29 June 2022

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, May 2022

    30 May 2022

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  18. A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs

    01 May 2022

    Coal is the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and its rapid phasing out is essential to limit global warming to 1.5°C. However, the status of coal power plants as of 2021 shows that the world is far from reaching this objective unless drastic steps are taken immediately. The ILO's Report on "A just transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs" lays out the need to mitigate the negative socio-economic effects of coal phase out and the necessity for just transition policies to be fostered by using evidence at local levels.

  19. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, April 2022

    27 April 2022

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  20. Decent work: The road to lasting peace. Labour administration and inspection needs assessment in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

    22 April 2022

    Conducting a labour administration and inspection needs assessment is an intervention that can help identify gaps in the capacity and coverage of labour administration systems and promote actions to address them. A needs assessment is only a first step – it should be followed by a timebound action plan and, if requested, additional interventions by the ILO and other development partners to address specific technical policy areas and training needs.