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 Access to Entrepreneurship and Business Management for People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA)

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The two immediate objectives of this project are to improve the livelihoods of PLWHA and their families by improving access to entrepreneurship and business start-up training and to improve the entrepreneurship and business management capabilities of PLWHA by enabling them to identify business opportunities and start a business.

  2. HIV and AIDS and Indonesian Migrant Workers Project

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The main objective of the project is to contribute to the prevention of HIV and AIDS and the reduction of its adverse consequences on social, labour and economic development by addressing HIV and AIDS prevention among migrant workers.

  3. Managing Cross-border Movement of Labour in Southeast Asia

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2010

    The project aims to protect migrant workers by developing a knowledge base on migration issues for policy makers and building up the capacity of governments to manage orderly labour migration. It advocates for sound national labour migration policies, assists with raising migrant workers’ awareness of their rights, helps them access legal systems, promotes low-cost, efficient remittance systems, and supports skills training and enterprise development.

  4. Timor Leste: Skills Training for Gainful Employment Programme (STAGE)

    The ILO STAGE Programme is to reduce poverty and promote economic growth, building national capacity to deliver a demand driven enterprise and skills training, and contributing to the establishment and development of income generating activities within communities.

  5. Protecting Domestic Workers Against Forced Labour and Trafficking

    3 May 2004 - 31 December 2006

    Domestic work is common in the Philippines. Domestic workers are employed in private households, often isolated from their own families and networks. They sweep floors, wash dishes and care for children, but are hidden from the public, for the most part unregistered and poorly covered by labour laws and social protection schemes.

  6. ILO/Korea Partnership Programme

    1 October 2003 - 31 December 2013

    The ILO/Korea Partnership Programme, which has been operational since 2004, works to support the aims of the Asian Decent Work Decade. In particular it focuses on the regional priority areas of competitiveness, productivity and jobs; labour market governance and social protection; and labour migration.

  7. The ILO Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women

    1 September 2003 - 31 October 2008

    Working to Prevent Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation

  8. Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

    1 January 2003 - 1 October 2007

    An ILO methodology for promoting socio-economic development in poor rural communities. It emphasis the central role of knowledge and skills in modern day employment growth and competitiveness and, thereby, also the crucial role of training as part of an integrated package of actions to create new economic and employment opportunities for the poor, the unemployed and the otherwise disadvantaged. It is a tool for poverty reduction not just poverty alleviation.

  9. Strategies and Tools Against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP)

    1 January 2003 - 1 June 2005

    The STEP project aimed to provide better quality of life to informal economy workers and their families through better access to health care.

  10. ILO-IPEC Project in Support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme

    2 September 2002 - 31 August 2007

    The ILO-IPEC Project in support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme is the first and most significant contribution toward the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. It has been designed to leverage resources, and to link up with national and international programmes for the benefit of Filipino boys and girls.

  11. Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (INFRES)

    4 June 2001 - 31 December 2006

    To improve their living conditions, poor people require access to employment and basic goods and services. They can improve their situation through national and local investment in infrastructure that provides jobs.

  12. Project on Community Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development (PROCEED)

    15 January 2001 - 31 December 2003

    The PROCEED project is designed to expand the coverage from individual vocational and enterprise training programmes to organizing communities for purposes of enhancing local economic systems to enhance income-generation and self-employment and to help address the chronic issue of poverty in the conflicted areas in Mindanao.

  13. Better Factories Cambodia

    1 January 2001 - 31 December 2015

    Better Factories Cambodia aims to improve working conditions in Cambodia’s export garment factories. It combines independent monitoring with finding solutions (through suggestions to management), training, advice and information.

  14. Vocational Training and Enterprise Development

    15 July 1998 - 31 December 2000

    The Project is one of the various components of the a SPCPD-NEDA-UN Multi-donor Assistance Programme. It is funded by the governments of Soain and Belgium. It was designed specifically to support the three-year peace agreement between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).

  15. Local Development through Infrastructure Investments and Jobs - Advisory Support, Information Services and Training Programme (ASIST-AP)

    1 January 1998 - 31 December 2009

    The programme works to develop and mainstream local resource-based strategies for sustainable development and poverty reduction. It is currently operational in 15 countries in the region.

  16. Interregional Programme to Support Self-reliance of Indigenous and Tribal Communities through Cooperatives and Other Self-help Organizations (INDISCO)

    3 January 1994 - 31 December 2007

    The ILO worked with indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines through a cooperative development programme, an Interregional Programme to Support Self-reliance of Indigenous and Tribal Communities through Cooperatives and other Self-help Organizations (INDISCO), to support application of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 189).

  17. A Pilot Project on Child Workers Engaged in Scavenging in Metro Manila

    1 August 1989 - 31 December 1991

    The pilot project is a technical cooperation programme between the Philippine Government and the International Labour Organization, implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment. The project has tested a programmatic and organizational approach to address the problems of child workers in the pilot site.