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. EMPOWER: Building peace through the economic empowerment of women in Northern Sri Lanka

    9 January 2018 - 8 June 2019

    The objective of this project is to increase access to economic empowerment, social integration, resilience and peacebuilding participation for conflict affected women in Mullaitivu, one of the most conflict-affected Northern Districts of Sri Lanka. The project is funded by the UN Peace Building Fund and implemented by the ILO, WFP, and Puthukkudiyiruppu Women Entrepreneurs’ Cooperative Society.

  2. Improving the livelihood and working conditions of the vulnerable workers – particularly women, in the Rural Agro-food economy through Value Chain Development

    1 January - 30 June 2018

    The ILO in partnership with UNIDO is implementing a One UN Joint pilot project, which aims at improving the livelihood and working conditions in the selected agro-food value chain in Gilgit Baltistan Province of Pakistan. The project- through a set of gender-responsive interventions will engage with partners and producers; address the deficits in productivity and working conditions by skills development; instituting simple technology and awareness-raising on the key elements of Decent Work.

  3. JOBS for PEACE and RESILIENCE: Strengthening natural disaster resilience of rural communities and micro and small enterprises in the North and South West of Sri Lanka

    1 January 2018 - 31 December 2019

    The objective of this intervention is to contribute to implement the National Policy on building resilience and disaster mitigation measures by developing and demonstrating effective models in rural communities with special attention on the North and the South West of Sri Lanka where the recurrence of natural disasters is high.

  4. Piloting National Apprenticeship Programme in Indonesia

    1 December 2017 - 31 March 2019

    The programme aims to pilot-test quality apprenticeship programme that is well-accepted and implemented by the tripartite constituents and could be replicated by the Government of Indonesia in other regions in Indonesia.

  5. SCORE Phase III - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises Programme

    1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

    The SCORE programme is a global ILO Technical Cooperation Programme, headquartered in Geneva, and is operational in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Tunisia, South Africa, Ghana, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and India. It is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

  6. Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Project - Phase III

    1 November 2017 - 31 October 2021

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is an ILO global programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The key intervention of the global programme is support for the implementation of SCORE Training, which combines practical classroom training with in-factory consulting.

  7. Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Phase III - China

    1 November 2017 - 31 October 2021

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible enterprises (SCORE) is a practical training and in-factory counselling programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  8. Capacity building of community-managed resource centres (CMRCs) for small and micro enterprise development

    1 October 2017 - 31 May 2018

    To promote and strengthen women’s micro-enterprises by training a cadre of micro enterprise trainers.

  9. Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme in the Philippines

    1 September 2017 - 1 December 2020

    The programme, funded by J.P. Morgan Global Philanthropy, seeks to provide women with critical soft and technical STEM-related skills, employability and leadership training coupled with targeted mentorship to help women gain quality employment and advancement opportunities in STEM-related jobs.

  10. Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme

    1 September 2017 - 1 December 2020

    The programme seeks to provide women with critical soft and technical STEM-related skills, employability and leadership training coupled with targeted mentorship to help women gain quality employment and advancement opportunities in STEM-related jobs.

  11. Women in STEM workforce readiness and development programme in Thailand

    1 September 2017 - 1 December 2020

    The programme, funded by J.P. Morgan Global Philanthropy, seeks to provide women with critical soft and technical STEM-related skills, employability and leadership training coupled with targeted mentorship to help women gain quality employment and advancement opportunities in STEM-related jobs.

  12. EQUIP : Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons

    1 September 2017 - 31 March 2020

    The Project aims to reduce human trafficking in Sri Lanka by intervening via a three pronged approach (3P’s) : Prevention, Protection and Prosecution through conducting research and awareness to inform regulations and practice, ensuring fair and ethical business recruitment practices are adopted, improving protection services for identified victims and prosecuting and investigating offenders.

  13. EU-India Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility

    1 September 2017 - 31 August 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to better governance of migration and mobility between the EU and India.

  14. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (Bridge Project)

    1 June 2017 - 30 September 2019

    The project aims to improve the country’s compliance with international labour standards with regards to forced labour and child labour. The ILO will focus technical assistance in the areas of legislative reform; capacity building on enforcement, victim protection and provision of access to remedies; research; and awareness raising targeting employers, workers, the government, and community members.

  15. Enhancing Rural Access Agro-Forestry Project (ERA Agro-Forestry)

    1 June 2017 - 31 May 2021

    The Project aims to contribute to a peaceful, inclusive and sustainable development in Timor-Leste, through improved rural access, the creation of employment, economic and domestic revenue opportunities through agro-forestry development, and a durable reduction in food insecurity and malnutrition in rural areas.

  16. Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Construction Sector in Cambodia

    1 April 2017 - 31 March 2020

    The project aims to address occupational safety and health (OSH) in hazardous industries in Cambodia, strengthen national OSH systems in line with the on-going national OSH programmes, and improve OSH standards at workplace level.

  17. SEA Fisheries Project (Strengthened Coordination to Combat Trafficking in Fisheries in South East Asia)

    1 April 2017 - 31 August 2020

    The Project aims to reduce human trafficking in the fishing sector by strengthening coordination and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of existing national and regional level anti-trafficking efforts in South East Asia. A regional coordination body will be established to support collaborative approaches, develop and implement joint strategies, and share information.

  18. Rural Road for Development (R4D) – Phase II

    1 April 2017 - 31 March 2021

    The Roads for Development Program (R4D) is the leading rural roads program in Timor-Leste, supporting the development of the rural roads sector in the country. R4D is aligned with the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2011- 2030 and the Programs of the Constitutional Government.

  19. Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme

    16 March 2017 - 31 December 2020

    The ILO's Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programme aims to empower, connect and support career development of women.

  20. Promoting Decent Work on Oil Palm Plantation in Indonesia

    16 March 2017 - 31 December 2018

    The overall objective of the project is to promote sustainable rural livelihoods through decent work conditions and opportunities for workers on Indonesia’s oil palm plantations.