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. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase 2 - Indonesia

    14 February 2019 - 28 February 2022

    The InSIGHT Phase 2 Project aims to explore and prove that a skills-driven approach is an appropriate ‘pathway’ to deliver inclusive growth in Asia.

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    Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase 2

    14 February 2019 - 28 February 2022

    The InSIGHT Phase 2 Project aims to explore and prove that a skills-driven approach is an appropriate ‘pathway’ to deliver inclusive growth in Asia.

  6. Enhancing protection and empowerment of migrants and communities affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji)

    1 February 2019 - 31 January 2022

    The projects overall goal is to contribute towards the protection and empowerment of communities that are adversely affected by or at‐risk of being affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region, focusing specifically on climate change‐related migration, displacement and planned relocation.

  7. Increased capacities of employers’ and workers’ organizations to participate effectively in the development of social and labour policy (Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu)

    1 February 2019 - 1 February 2021

    This project, “Building bipartite social dialogue and action to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) achievement, and especially the just transition to environmental sustainability through Decent Work”, responds to mitigating the impact that climate change induced disasters have on achieving Decent Work and SDGs.

  8. Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia

    15 January 2019 - 14 January 2022

    The Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project provides concrete follow-up to the resolution adopted in 2016 by the International Labour Conference concerning decent work in global supply chains.

  9. Promotion of Decent Work Opportunities for the Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable Segments of Society

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    Decent Work is a measure to reduce poverty and inequalities in the society. This project proposed three distinct sets of interventions to promote decent work opportunities in Pakistan for vulnerable groups including Child and Bonded Labourers in Brick Kiln Sector, Social Protection; and engaging Pakistani diaspora in Italy.

  10. Constituents and stakeholders, provincial, and local levels have promoted more and better jobs, especially for young women, men and disadvantaged groups

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    The project focuses on addressing the constraints related to growth, job creation and fostering small and medium enterprises through specific policy, supporting institutions, capacity building, specific financial products, information and technology and improving labour relations.

  11. Promoting the application of ILO Fundamental Conventions under the framework of EU – Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    The project supports the effective implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the EU- Viet Nam free trade agreement (EVFTA), contributing to sustainable global trade with social justice. It is part of the global project “Trade for Decent Work” supporting a number of target countries, including Viet Nam.

  12. Formal Employment Is Promoted for Inclusive and Diversified Economic Growth in Mongolia

    1 January 2019 - 30 June 2021

    The project, funded from the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account, focuses on facilitating progressive transitions from the informal to the formal economy in in Mongolia. The actions under the project will give effect to the ILO’s roadmap for “Effective ILO development cooperation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals” and the ILO Transitions from the Informal Economy to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No 204). Further it provides support to the government in addressing the Direct Request of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on Mongolia’s application of the Employment Policy Convention No 122.

  13. Support the Implementation of the Sustainability Compact

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    A Sustainability Compact to promote continuous improvements in labour rights and factory safety in the Ready Made Garment and Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh was launched on 8 July 2013.

  14. Technical support to ESIS for improving and expanding access to health care services in India – A transition to formality

    19 December 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to provide technical support to Indian Employee State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) for improving and expanding access to health care services.

  15. Achieving SDGs and ending poverty through Universal Social Protection

    1 December 2018 - 30 November 2020

    The implementation partners (UN DESA and ILO) will build on the methodology of the ILO's Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All (2016-30) at the country level, combined with a global component to focus on the development of practical knowledge base.

  16. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) - Phase II - Nepal

    1 November 2018 - 31 October 2021

    The project aims to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices across specific migration corridors.

  17. MAP16 Project activities in India

    1 November 2018 - 30 September 2022

  18. Post-disaster Livelihood Recovery and Rehabilitation in Kerala

    15 October 2018 - 29 February 2020

    The project with financial support from ILO/Japan fund towards “Post-disaster Livelihood Recovery and Rehabilitation in Kerala” contributed towards rebuilding “Employment” sector in Kerala, thereby improving resilience on various world of work issues.

  19. Migrants Rights and Decent Work Project (MIRIDEW)

    1 October 2018 - 31 August 2021

    The project focuses on strengthening service delivery capacity of diplomatic missions in major destination countries; support Government of Nepal in better prepared and positioned in regional and global migration related fora and reflect back its commitments; and promote new destinations or sectors in existing destinations for low-skilled Nepalese workers.

  20. Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME)

    1 September 2018 - 31 January 2021

    The overall objective of REFRAME is to contribute in reducing abusive practices and violations of human and labour rights and enhancing the protection of migrant workers during the recruitment process.