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. Strengthening Action against Violence and Harassment with Focus on Sexual Harassment in the World of Work in Nepal

    1 July 2020 - 31 December 2021

    Funded by the Government of Japan, the project aims to promote violence and harassment free workplace in the world of work in Nepal in line with ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).

  2. Immediate UN Response for coherent safeguarding the livelihoods of people made most vulnerable by COVID-19 in Nepal

    1 July - 31 December 2020

    The project is funded by the UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund (COVID-19 MPTF or the Fund) and contributes to government’s early recovery efforts.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Extending Social Protection to Herders with Enhanced Shock Responsiveness

    1 February 2020 - 31 January 2022

    Acknowledging high risks herders and rural children faced in being left behind, this UN Joint Programme (UNJP) seeks to support national authorities and provincial governments, in closing the social protection gaps for this population, with a particular concern on its role in reducing their vulnerabilities to poverty and extreme climate change. The ILO, FAO, UNFPA and UNICEF in Mongolia, under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator of Mongolia will work closely with the Government of Mongolia, social partners and other relevant stakeholders. The programme results will primarily contribute in achievement of SDG 1.3, 1.5 and 13.1.

  6. 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.

  7. Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste – A Joint EU-UN Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, which is being funded by the EU and implemented through five UN agencies in Timor- Leste: ILO, UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF.

  8. 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.

  9. Skills for Prosperity in Southeast Asia Programme (SfP-SEA) - In Philippines

    1 November 2019 - 31 March 2023

    This ILO-led programme funded by the United Kingdom Government aims to contribute to increasing national capacity to achieve sustained and inclusive growth through the enhancement of skills development and Technical Vocational Education and Training Systems

  10. Skills for Prosperity in Southeast Asia Programme (SfP-SEA)

    1 November 2019 - 31 March 2023

    This ILO-led programme funded by the United Kingdom Government aims to contribute to increasing national capacity to achieve sustained and inclusive growth through the enhancement of skills development and Technical and Vocational Education and Training systems.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.”

  16. 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.

  17. Asia Regional Child Labour Programme - Nepal

    2 May 2019 - 30 September 2023

    The Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC) aims to reduce vulnerability to child labour and enhance protection of children from exploitation in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Pakistan to contribute to the eradication of child labour, particularly its worst forms.

  18. Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC)

    2 May 2019 - 30 September 2023

    The Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC) aims to reduce vulnerability to child labour and enhance protection of children from exploitation in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Pakistan to contribute to the eradication of child labour, particularly its worst forms.

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

    1 April 2019 - 31 March 2021

    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).

  20. 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.