Programmes and projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Asia Pacific focusing on relief and development challenges. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in each country.

  1. Leaving No One Behind in Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response: Technical and Financial Support for the Implementation of the Cash Transfer Scheme for Low-Income Households

    15 May - 30 November 2020

    Funded by UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Funds, the project aims to provide technical and financial support for the implementation of cash transfer scheme in Timor-Leste. UN agencies in Timor-Leste lead by the ILO and UN Women will provide technical support to the Government in designing the most effective, efficient and safe implementation plan for the scheme.

  2. Quality apprenticeship and lifelong learning in China

    16 March 2020 - 30 June 2021

    The Project aims to collaborate with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, employers’ and workers’ organizations in China in developing more responsive skills development systems, adapted to labour market changes and technological development, in order to reduce job-skill mismatches highlighted in the labour market need analysis. It consists of three main components: research, capacity building and the adaptation of relevant ILO tools for apprenticeship and skills development.

  3. Legal and Institutional Reforms for Improved Labour Market Governance (Myanmar)

    1 January - 31 December 2020

    This project assists Myanmar to develop a labour law framework that is gender responsive and based on the principles of tripartite social dialogue as well as improving compliance with International Labour Standards ratified by Myanmar.

  4. ILO/China Project on Strengthening Skills Development in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC)

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

    This project aims to improve employability of workers and increase productivity of enterprises through better quality of employment services, skills development and institutional capacity building.

  5. Advancing Workers' Rights in Indonesia's Palm Oil Sector

    7 September 2019 - 27 August 2021

    The overall objective of the project is to ensure that Indonesian unions in the palm oil supply chain effectively advocate for their members’ access to fundamental workers’ rights, in particular freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  6. Unemployment Protection In Indonesia – Quality Assistance For Workers Affected By Labour Adjustments (UNIQLO)

    1 August 2019 - 31 July 2021

    The ILO/UNIQLO project is a unique public private partnership that aims to strengthen support mechanisms for unemployed workers in Indonesia by designing an effective employment insurance (EI) system, expanding re-skilling training and improving public employment services.

  7. Strengthening research and actuarial services in the Thailand Social Security Office (SSO)

    1 July 2019 - 31 December 2023

    The overall objective of the project is build up actuarial and research capacities within the Thailand Social Security Office.

  8. ILO actuarial support for countries and institutions in Asia-Pacific

    1 July 2019 - 31 December 2023

    The ILO Regional Actuarial Services facility partners with institutions to deliver actuarial services and build up local expertise to strengthen internal actuarial capacities and resources.

  9. Improving China’s Institutional Capacity towards Universal Social Protection

    1 July 2019 - 30 June 2022

    The project is funded by the European Union under the EU’s Partnership Instrument “EU-China Cooperation on Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.”

  10. Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia

    31 May 2019 - 31 December 2020

    The project aims to contribute to the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy in Asia and the Pacific region.

  11. Improvement of Water Supply Equipment Management Capacity for the Establishment of Peace in Mindanao

    1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

    The ILO and the Government of Japan have partnered to provide jobs and to promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

  12. Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth (InSIGHT) Phase 2 - Philippines

    15 March 2019 - 28 February 2022

    The ILO InSIGHT Project with the Government of Japan will focus on a skills-driven approach as a sustainable pathway to support and maintain inclusive growth.

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    Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase 2

    14 February 2019 - 28 February 2022

    The InSIGHT Phase 2 Project aims to explore and prove that a skills-driven approach is an appropriate ‘pathway’ to deliver inclusive growth in Asia.

  14. Enhancing protection and empowerment of migrants and communities affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji)

    1 February 2019 - 31 January 2022

    The projects overall goal is to contribute towards the protection and empowerment of communities that are adversely affected by or at‐risk of being affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region, focusing specifically on climate change‐related migration, displacement and planned relocation.

  15. Increased capacities of employers’ and workers’ organizations to participate effectively in the development of social and labour policy (Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu)

    1 February 2019 - 1 February 2021

    This project, “Building bipartite social dialogue and action to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) achievement, and especially the just transition to environmental sustainability through Decent Work”, responds to mitigating the impact that climate change induced disasters have on achieving Decent Work and SDGs.

  16. Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia

    15 January 2019 - 14 January 2022

    The Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project provides concrete follow-up to the resolution adopted in 2016 by the International Labour Conference concerning decent work in global supply chains.

  17. Promotion of Decent Work Opportunities for the Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable Segments of Society

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    Decent Work is a measure to reduce poverty and inequalities in the society. This project proposed three distinct sets of interventions to promote decent work opportunities in Pakistan for vulnerable groups including Child and Bonded Labourers in Brick Kiln Sector, Social Protection; and engaging Pakistani diaspora in Italy.

  18. Promoting the application of ILO Fundamental Conventions under the framework of EU – Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    The project supports the effective implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the EU- Viet Nam free trade agreement (EVFTA), contributing to sustainable global trade with social justice. It is part of the global project “Trade for Decent Work” supporting a number of target countries, including Viet Nam.

  19. Formal Employment Is Promoted for Inclusive and Diversified Economic Growth in Mongolia

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    The project, funded from the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account, focuses on facilitating progressive transitions from the informal to the formal economy in in Mongolia. The actions under the project will give effect to the ILO’s roadmap for “Effective ILO development cooperation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals” and the ILO Transitions from the Informal Economy to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No 204). Further it provides support to the government in addressing the Direct Request of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on Mongolia’s application of the Employment Policy Convention No 122.

  20. Support the Implementation of the Sustainability Compact

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    A Sustainability Compact to promote continuous improvements in labour rights and factory safety in the Ready Made Garment and Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh was launched on 8 July 2013.