Malaysia resources

February 2022

  1. How are business development service providers utilizing ICTs to serve women entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Financial and Business Development Service providers are playing an important role in supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a research collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme and the Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19 Project, supported by J.P. Morgan, explored how service providers have adapted Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to deliver services to women entrepreneurs in response to COVID-19.

  2. Making Just Transition Work through Stronger Workers’ Organizations in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

    1 February 2022 - 28 February 2023

    The project aims to improve the technical knowledge, managerial capacity and policy influence of workers’ organizations in Malaysia and Viet Nam.

January 2022

  1. Pandemic or no pandemic, young people need more skills training!

    A Philippine student’s account of challenges he has faced during the pandemic re-emphasizes the urgent need to support the enhancement of education, training and skills development systems, ensuring young people have a smoother transition from school to work.

  2. E-Learning Course on Forced Labour and Trafficking in Persons for Malaysian Law Enforcers launched

  3. Training for Malaysian inspectors on forced labour, child labour and gender-based discrimination, violence and harassment in the workplace

    This facilitator’s manual for Malaysian labour inspectors on forced labour, child labour and gender-based discrimination, violence and harassment in the workplace is developed to build the capacity of the labour inspectorate to enforce national labour standards on these issues, and advise employers and workers on how to improve compliance.

  4. Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) Map

    The ILO delivers assistance directly to migrant workers and their communities through a network of Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs) across the ASEAN region. These MRCs are managed in partnership with government institutions, trade unions and civil society organizations (CSOs), and provide a range of services in countries of origin and destination. As of 01 January 2022, TRIANGLE in ASEAN supports 24 MRCs in 20 locations.

December 2021

  1. Rebuilding Better: Assessment of women entrepreneurs’ needs and available support services during COVID-19 in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand

    This report was prepared for the Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19 Project, supported by J.P. Morgan, in early 2021 to inform the project strategy and work plan. The report summarizes findings from a study of primary and secondary data, including focus group discussions organized online with women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.

  2. Equipping online facilitation skills to better support MSMEs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

    In an effort to support the recovery of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO organized two online workshops on “Online Facilitation and Activity-Based Learning” for capacity building for development organizations and business development service providers in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

  3. Recovery and labour migration in the post-pandemic future

    Thematic background paper for the 14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

  4. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.