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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth

    1 January 2017 - 31 December 2021

    A new ILO/ European Union (EU) skills development programme will build on the achievements of earlier EU/ILO initiatives and continue to modernise the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Bangladesh.

  4. Youth 4 OSH: OSH for Young Workers and Young Employers in Global Supply Chains—Building a Culture of Prevention

    1 January 2017 - 31 December 2018

    The project seeks to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities, and occupational diseases through increased preventative safety actions by young workers and young employers in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

  5. GSP+ beneficiary countries to effectively implement International Labour Standards and comply with reporting obligations

    24 November 2016 - 24 November 2018

    The project, funded by the European Commission, contributes to better application of freedom of association and right to collective bargaining in the Philippines, focusing on measures to better address allegations concerning violation of workers’ rights in the context civil liberties.

  6. Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers – Safe & Healthy Youth

    1 September 2016 - 31 December 2018

    The Project aims to improve occupational safety and health of young workers above the minimum age of work (15) up to 24 years and develop a culture of prevention in Indonesia.

  7. Support GSP+ Beneficiary Countries to Effectively Implement ILS and Comply with Reporting Obligations – Mongolia

    1 September 2016 - 31 August 2018

    The project aims to improve legal and regulatory frameworks concerning the organisation and representation of informal workers and employers in social dialogue and collective bargaining and their involvement in the social dialogue and collective bargaining on working conditions, wages, and occupational safety and health.

  8. Rights at Work: Promoting Harmonious Labour Relations through Collective Bargaining in China

    29 August 2016 - 28 August 2019

    The project is to strengthen collective bargaining processes and institutional capacity for more inclusive & sound labour relations at various levels.

  9. MNG 102: Quality Employment Promotion Is Mainstreamed in National Policies and Programmes – Mongolia

    1 July 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The project aims to improve national statistical and analytical capacities in decent work including SDG’s decent work indicators, and participation of workers’ and employers’ organizations in national policy debates and discussions on decent work.

  10. Promoting Decent Work in Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

    1 July 2016 - 30 June 2018

    Promoting Decent Work in Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lank is a two year project funded by the International Labour Organisation. Overall objective of the project is to “promote decent work opportunities and inclusive economic growth in the tea plantation sector in Sri Lanka”.

  11. “Promoting decent work through good governance, protection and empowerment of migrant workers: Ensuring the effective implementation of the Sri Lanka National Labour Migration Policy” Phase III

    1 July 2016 - 29 February 2020

    The Safe Labour Migration Programme, currently in its third phase, supported by the Government of Switzerland, contributes to safe and regular migration, better protection of migrant workers and an increased contribution of migration to development. This is achieved through improved policies and legal frameworks related to labour migration and better service provision to migrant workers and their families. The experiences of the planned interventions will feed and substantiate national, regional and global policy dialogue on Migration and Development.

  12. Pilot Application of Policy Guidelines on Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All in the Philippines (Just Transition)

    1 June 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The pilot application of the Just Transition guidelines aims to enable the Philippine constituents - Government, workers and employers’ organizations – in leveraging the process of structural change towards a sustainable, low carbon, climate-resilient economy to create decent jobs on a significant scale and in a sustained and inclusive manner.

  13. Tropical Cyclone Winston - ILO programmes and activities in Fiji

    4 March - 31 December 2016

    Highlighting ILO's working in Disaster preparedness and response in Fiji

  14. Promoting and building social protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending social security coverage in ASEAN

    1 March 2016 - 31 March 2019

    Building on the achievements of the past two phases of the ILO/Japan Project on Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (2011-2013 and 2014-2016), and the solid partnership with ASEAN Member States, a third phase of the Project is here proposed, as a component too of the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All.

  15. Promoting Rights of People with Disabilities in Indonesia (UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - UNPRPD) - Phase II

    1 March 2016 - 31 August 2017

    The Project aims to have advanced policies adopted on rights of people with disabilities promoted through stronger disability institutions and improved disability data collection.

  16. Developing International and Internal Labour migration Governance in Myanmar

    1 February 2016 - 31 December 2018

    The people of Myanmar have long used migration as a survival strategy; for safe refuge and for livelihood. Those who have migrated not only support themselves but also try to remit enough money to allow their families and communities to manage.

  17. Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN)

    1 February 2016 - 30 September 2018

    The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in policies and programmes related to international trade with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced programmes that are designed to encourage employment creation and upgrading. This project will support the Philippines in harnessing international trade, providing more opportunities for decent work within the country and raising the number of workers who are productively employed.

  18. Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry

    1 February 2016 - 31 July 2019

    The project aims to prevent and reduce forced labour, child labour and other unacceptable forms of work, and progressively eliminate the exploitation of workers, particularly migrant workers, in the Thai fishing and seafood processing sectors.

  19. Promoting rural youth employment in Afghanistan

    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of ILO constituents and other ILO stakeholders in Afghanistan to tackle the youth employment promotion challenge through the adjustment of existing employment promotion policies and programmes in reflection of global good practice in countries affected by fragility.

  20. Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers

    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2020

    The project will help the Government of Bangladesh to operationalize policy and legal measures developed by earlier ILO initiatives, including, the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Policy 2016 and the Overseas Employment and Migrants Act 2013.