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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Women in STEM workforce readiness and development programme in Thailand

    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.

  7. EQUIP : Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons

    1 September 2017 - 31 March 2020

    The Project aims to reduce human trafficking in Sri Lanka by intervening via a three pronged approach (3P’s) : Prevention, Protection and Prosecution through conducting research and awareness to inform regulations and practice, ensuring fair and ethical business recruitment practices are adopted, improving protection services for identified victims and prosecuting and investigating offenders.

  8. EU-India Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility

    1 September 2017 - 31 August 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to better governance of migration and mobility between the EU and India. This project is co-funded by the European Union.

  9. Skills for Improvement of Livelihoods, Economic Opportunities and Security

    11 July 2017 - 30 June 2019

    This project aims for an integrated policy for skills development in Myanmar Rakkhine State that would prepare the workforce and local businesses for current and future skill needs, in a way that is inclusive of poor and rural households and closely involves the private sector at all stage.

  10. Towards fair and sustainable global supply chains: Promoting decent work for invisible workers - Nepal Component

    1 July 2017 - 31 December 2020

    This Japan Government funded project is the second phase of “Way out of Informality in South Asia” (2012-2016). The project aims at promoting approaches that promote decent work at the lower tiers of global supply chains.

  11. Towards Fair and Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Promoting Decent Work for Invisible Workers in South Asia”

    1 July 2017 - 31 December 2020

    The ILO/Japan project “Towards fair and sustainable global supply chains: Promoting formalization and decent work for invisible workers in South Asia” (Sustainable Global Supply Chains in South Asia) aims to contribute to the development of ethical and sustainable global supply chains.

  12. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (Bridge Project)

    1 June 2017 - 30 September 2020

    The project aims to improve the country’s compliance with international labour standards with regards to forced labour and child labour. The ILO will focus technical assistance in the areas of legislative reform; capacity building on enforcement, victim protection and provision of access to remedies; research; and awareness raising targeting employers, workers, the government, and community members.

  13. 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. This project is funded by the European Union.

  14. Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain

    10 May 2017 - 30 June 2020

    The project aims to foster a partnership approach among the partners on promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for a sustainable cotton supply chain in Pakistan.

  15. Promoting fundamental principles and rights at work in the cotton supply chain

    10 May 2017 - 30 June 2020

    The project will contribute to the implementation of Decent Work in the cotton supply chain in India by supporting the implementation of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

  16. National Rural Employment Strategy in Lao PDR towards increasing opportunities for decent and productive employment in rural areas

    1 May 2017 - 30 September 2020

    At the request of the Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic, and aligning with the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPF) for Lao People's Democratic Republic (2017-21) and the ILO Decent Work Country Programme for Lao People's Democratic Republic (2017-21), the ILO has been working to develop an approach to reducing poverty through promoting employment in the rural areas.

  17. Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Construction Sector in Cambodia

    1 April 2017 - 31 December 2020

    The project aims to address occupational safety and health (OSH) in hazardous industries in Cambodia, strengthen national OSH systems in line with the on-going national OSH programmes, and improve OSH standards at workplace level.

  18. SEA Fisheries Project (Strengthened Coordination to Combat Trafficking in Fisheries in South East Asia)

    1 April 2017 - 31 August 2020

    The Project aims to reduce human trafficking in the fishing sector by strengthening coordination and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of existing national and regional level anti-trafficking efforts in South East Asia. A regional coordination body will be established to support collaborative approaches, develop and implement joint strategies, and share information.

  19. 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.

  20. Promoting Decent Work on Oil Palm Plantation in Indonesia

    16 March 2017 - 30 June 2019

    The overall objective of the project is to promote sustainable rural livelihoods through decent work conditions and opportunities for workers on Indonesia’s oil palm plantations.