Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Philippines: Enhanced labour inspectorate, strengthened labour law compliance

    07 February 2018

    Labour inspection is more than just visiting workplaces. With the support of the ILO, the Philippines has been implementing labour inspectorate reforms and developing tools that can make a real difference in the lives of workers and employers.

  2. Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry

    17 January 2018

    An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013.

  3. A win-win result through social dialogue

    31 December 2017

    Social dialogue training builds empathy between employers and workers in Bangladesh

  4. Social protection in Timor Leste: The difference dialogue can make in protecting the poor

    08 December 2017

    Despite being the youngest nation in Asia, Timor-Leste is taking a proactive and coordinated approach to ensure a better life for its citizens with a national Social Protection Strategy for 2017-2030.

  5. Stay or go: Migration should be a choice

    09 November 2017

    Find out what Nepal is doing to promote decent work opportunities at home and informed labour migration abroad – an ILO InfoStory.

  6. Free from debt and bonded labour in Sri Lanka’s fisheries

    01 November 2017

    ILO's project helps free fishermen from debt bondage and supports livelihoods.

  7. Upgrading skills in Bangladesh: Lower staff turnover, higher benefits for employers and employees alike

    03 October 2017

    Lack of opportunities for acquiring and upgrading skills in a systematic manner is a major constraint for the development of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry. The ILO is helping companies to meet this challenge.

  8. Connecting job seekers to employment opportunities through workplace training in Nepal

    27 September 2017

    The ILO through the public employment service centres is providing workplace trainings opportunities to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers providers.

  9. ‘Barefoot engineering’: How to boost rural development and local youth employment

    20 September 2017

    Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

  10. Building peace, empowering communities through livelihoods in Mindanao Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Decades of armed conflict in Mindanao has affected people’s lives and livelihood, fuelled poverty and hampered inclusive and sustainable growth. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016.