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. 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.

  2. Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region

    1 January 2018 - 31 December 2022

    The project is part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union and United Nations. Safe & Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region.

  3. Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME) in Sri Lanka

    1 January 2018 - 31 January 2020

    The REFRAME project in Sri Lanka aims to reduce abusive practices and violations of human and labour rights and enhance the protection of migrant workers during the recruitment process.

  4. 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.

  5. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia - Thailand

    15 December 2017 - 14 December 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to promote responsible business practices into the operations of national and multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in six Asian countries, the programme in the Thailand is working to enhance respect for labour rights and environmental standards among multinational enterprises with supply chains in the vehicle parts industry and the meat, fruit and vegetable sectors of the agriculture industry. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the ILO under the EU’s Partnership Instrument.

  6. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia - Myanmar

    15 December 2017 - 14 December 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to promote responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in six Asian countries, the programme in the Myanmar is working to enhance respect for labour rights and environmental standards among multinational enterprises with supply chains in the seafood and agricultural export industries.

  7. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia

    15 December 2017 - 14 December 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to further sustainable and inclusive economic, social and environmental progress by integrating responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in selected industrial sectors in six Asian countries, it takes a multifaceted approach with the aim of promoting respect for human rights, and labour and environmental standards.

  8. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia - Japan

    15 December 2017 - 14 December 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to promote responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in six Asian countries, the project in Japan is working to share lessons and disseminate best practices among multinational companies with supply chains in the electronic and car parts industries. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the ILO under the EU’s Partnership Instrument.

  9. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia - Philippines

    15 December 2017 - 14 December 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to promote responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in six Asian countries, the programme in the Philippines is working to promote respect for human rights and labour and environmental standards in agricultural export supply chains. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the ILO under the EU’s Partnership Instrument.

  10. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia - China

    15 December 2017 - 14 December 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to promote responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in six Asian countries, the programme in China is working to enhance respect for labour rights and environmental standards among multinational enterprises with supply chains in the electronics and textiles sectors. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the ILO under the EU’s Partnership Instrument.

  11. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia - Vietnam

    5 December 2017 - 14 December 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to promote responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in six Asian countries, the programme in the Vietnam is working to enhance respect for labour rights and environmental standards among multinational enterprises with supply chains in wood processing and seafood/aquaculture industries. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the ILO under the EU’s Partnership Instrument.

  12. 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.

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

    1 November 2017 - 30 June 2019

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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).

  16. 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.

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

    1 September 2017 - 1 December 2020

    The programme, funded by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, 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.

  18. Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia

    1 September 2017 - 28 February 2021

    The Project has for overall goal to help more women and men in Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam access adequate social health protection, under the overall umbrella of national strategies toward UHC and the global development agenda including ILO's Flagship Programme on Social Protection Floors.

  19. Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme in Indonesia

    1 September 2017 - 1 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. 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.