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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2022

  1. 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.

  2. 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”.

  3. 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”.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Accessing medical benefits under ESI Scheme: A demand-side perspective

    06 April 2022

    This study brings together comprehensive primary evidence from four states of India supplemented by an analysis of relevant secondary data, to identify obstacles and incentives faced by beneficiaries in accessing the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) services.

  16. India-EU student mobility social media campaign report

    04 April 2022

    In collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz, the ILO ran a social media campaign on Student Mobility that reached over 675000 people. Various tools were developed as part of the campaign, including videos, an interactive map, articles, a quiz, and survey. This report is a compilation of the campaign details and results.

  17. Promoting decent work in India: January - February 2022

    10 March 2022

    This is the fifth 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.

  18. Digital innovations in social health protection for India: Technical resource document

    17 February 2022

  19. Brief: Digital technologies and how India can use it to its advantage

    02 February 2022

    The current trends in digital technologies is further driving forward the digitalization of trade and services, which is becoming a new engine for economic development for many developing countries like India.

  20. Launch event: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    25 January 2022

    The study is anchored in the risk that migrants face due to climate change, further exacerbated by the Covid-19 and its negative implications on the world of work in South Asia countries especially Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The study further explores innovate solutions by Governments, Businesses and Civil Society Organisations to overcome these existing challenges.