Core Labor Standards Handbook

Date: October 2006
Type: Guides
ADB administration and governance; Social development and protection


This handbook provides information on core labor standards (CLS) and illustrates examples of application of CLS in operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This handbook also gives practical knowledge on how ADB staff and their Government counterparts can appropriately consider CLS in project level interventions, and in planning and design of country strategies and programs.


  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Core Labor Standards
  • Core Labor Standards in ADB Operations
  • Additional References
  • Appendixes