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. 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.

  2. Strengthening Capacity to Promote Gender-Responsive Investments in the Provision of Decent Care Services in Thailand

    1 January - 31 December 2022

    The Care Economy Project gears toward the achievement of gender equality as described in SDGs 5.4 and 8.5 through recognizing, reducing, and redistributing unpaid care duties as they are shouldered mainly by women. The project works on 3 pillars: gender equality; skill development and recognition; and social security and protection.

  3. Healthy socio-economic recovery of informal sector micro and small enterprises in severely COVID-19 impacted districts of Sri Lanka

    1 January - 31 December 2022

  4. Healthy socio-economic recovery of apparel sector Micro and Small Enterprises in severely COVID-19 impacted Gampaha District of Sri Lanka

    1 January - 31 December 2022

    This project aims at contributing towards the healthy socio-economic recovery of apparel sector Micro and Small Enterprises. It is implemented in Gampaha district that has been hardest hit by the pandemic both in terms of the health crisis and socio-economically. Gampaha hosts a large number of MSEs in the informal economy struggling to survive and build back from COVID19.

  5. Reducing vulnerability in Lao PDR: Advancing social protection and labour rights and entitlements in the coffee and tea sectors (SOLAR)

    15 November 2021 - 14 August 2024

    The SOLAR project supports the government and civil society to promote labour rights and improve access to social security and occupational safety and health (OSH) for coffee and tea workers in Lao PDR.

  6. Promoting Sustainable Enterprises in India (PSEI)

    1 September 2021 - 30 October 2023

    The overall objective of the project is to support Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India to sustainably integrate in global supply chain in alignment to Decent Work (DW) agenda, and generate more and better quality jobs.

  7. Road for Development (R4D) Phase II – Road for Development Support Program (R4D-SP) Bridging Phase

    17 July 2021 - 31 December 2022

    During the Bridging Phase, R4D-SP will support Government of Timor-Leste's COVID-19 recovery efforts and lay the foundation for the possible transition to the rural roads sector.

  8. Bringing Back Jobs Safely under the COVID-19 Crisis in the Philippines: Rebooting Small and Informal Businesses Safely and Digitally

    15 June 2021 - 15 June 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Japan have partnered to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) operate safely under the prolonged community quarantine and adapt to the New Normal business environment with improved workplace safety and health practices and better equipped to take advantage of the available digital tools and the expanding digital economy opportunities.

  9. ILO strengthens its partnership with the Republic of Korea for 2021 – 2023

    1 June 2021 - 31 December 2023

  10. Improved compliance and dialogue in global supply chains in Viet Nam

    1 June 2021 - 1 June 2023

    The project aims to support national partners in Viet Nam to further ensure the compliance with labour laws and meaningful sectoral and enterprise level dialogues for sustainable development of garment and electronics industries.

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    Supporting Cambodian MSMEs to Build Resilience for Post-COVID-19

    1 June 2021 - 30 September 2022

    The ILO's technical cooperation project to support 500 micro-small-medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Cambodia through business resilience and digitalization for the new era of post-COVID-19.

  12. Enhancing and Implementing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Lao PDR

    1 June 2021 - 31 December 2023

  13. Improved mechanisms for skills recognition and TVET digitisation in ASEAN

    1 June 2021 - 31 December 2023

  14. Supporting the Implementation of Sustainable Social Protection Floors for Workers and their Families in ASEAN – Phase III

    1 June 2021 - 31 December 2023

  15. Promoting productive employment and skills development in BARMM: Assessing the economic and labour market situation and skills needs in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

    1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022

    With the support of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines, the ILO will undertake studies and consultations to better understand the skills development and labour market needs in BARMM and identify opportunities for policy making and programming.

  16. Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces: Job creation through Business Re-opening and Continuation

    1 April 2021 - 30 September 2022

    The project aims to enhance COVID-19 prevention measures at and through workplaces amidst of the pandemic that will facilitate business re-opening, continuation and expansion.

  17. Supporting the socio-economic reintegration of Sri Lankan Migrant Workers repatriated due to the COVID-19 outbreak (IOM-ILO collaboration)

    1 April 2021 - 31 March 2023

    This project aims at contributing towards sustainable reintegration of Sri Lankan migrant workers. The project has been designed with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in alignment with the National COVID-19 Response Plan for Migrant Workers, and the Sub Policy and National Action Plan on Return and Reintegration of Migrant Workers (2015). It is also broadly linked to the UN Advisory Note on COVID-19 Socioeconomic Response (July 2020) and the UN Sustainable Development Framework (under Human Security and Socioeconomic Resilience)

  18. Bolstering Unemployment Insurance and Labour Market Policy Development in Myanmar (BUILD)

    17 March 2021 - 31 March 2022

    The project “Bolstering Unemployment Insurance and Labour Market Policy Development in Myanmar (BUILD)” aims at improving unemployment protection including unemployment benefits and active labour market policies in Myanmar.

  19. Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (Viet Nam - 4th phase)

    15 March 2021 - 28 February 2024

    The project builds on the achievements made by the ILO/Japan project on 'promoting and building social protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending social security coverage in ASEAN (2016 – 2019)' as well as other development cooperation projects.

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    Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (Indonesia - 4th phase)

    15 March 2021 - 28 February 2024

    The project builds on the achievements made by ‘the ILO/Japan project for promoting and building social protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending social security coverage in ASEAN (2016 – 2019)’ as well as other development cooperation projects.