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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers – Safe & Healthy Youth (Safeyouth@work)

    1 January 2017 - 31 July 2019

    The Project aims to improve occupational safety and health of young workers above the minimum age of work (15) up to 24 years and develop a culture of prevention in Indonesia.

  4. Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth

    1 January 2017 - 30 November 2020

    Skills 21 project is a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization (ILO), funded by the European Union. The project seeks to increase productivity and employment opportunities through an environmentally conscious, inclusive, demand-driven, and interlinked skills development system responding to the needs of the labour market.

  5. Youth 4 OSH: OSH for Young Workers and Young Employers in Global Supply Chains —Building a Culture of Prevention

    1 January 2017 - 31 July 2019

    The project seeks to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities, and occupational diseases through increased preventative safety actions by young workers and young employers in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

  6. GSP+ beneficiary countries to effectively implement International Labour Standards and comply with reporting obligations

    24 November 2016 - 24 November 2018

    The project, funded by the European Commission, contributes to better application of freedom of association and right to collective bargaining in the Philippines, focusing on measures to better address allegations concerning violation of workers’ rights in the context civil liberties.

  7. Skills for Migration

    1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017

    The project aims at strengthening institutions and mechanisms that link skill training and migration.

  8. Support for Labour Law and Industrial Relations Reform in Malaysia

    1 October 2016 - 30 March 2020

    The overall objective of this project is increased compliance with labour law and ILO fundamental principles and rights at work.

  9. Support to trading partners including GSP+ beneficiary countries to effectively implement ILS and comply with reporting obligations

    1 September 2016 - 31 January 2019

    The project will Support and collaborate with ILO’s tripartite constituents and other relevant stakeholders in application of ILO C-100 (Equal Remuneration Convention - 1951) and ILO Convention C-111 (Discrimination- Employment and Occupations - 1958).

  10. International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES)

    1 September 2016 - 30 September 2022

    In partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, the ILO office for Pakistan will help tripartite partners and other stakeholders to strengthen national labour and environmental standards compliance with international standards to increase competitiveness, sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan. The project will also implement pilot interventions in selected enterprises in textile and leather sectors to develop business cases for compliance with labour and environmental standards.

  11. Fostering an Enabling Environment for Livelihoods Development in Vulnerable and At Risk Communities through Entrepreneurship and Microenterprise Skills

    1 September 2016 - 31 December 2017

    This project has set out to provide technical support to institutions and organizations implementing the C-BED programme by developing the capacity of partners to provide, sustain, and scale up interventions that improve livelihoods opportunities and decent work in vulnerable and at risk communities through entrepreneurship and micro-enterprise development.

  12. Rights at Work: Promoting Harmonious Labour Relations through Collective Bargaining in China

    29 August 2016 - 29 February 2020

    The project is to strengthen collective bargaining processes and institutional capacity for more inclusive & sound labour relations at various levels.

  13. Support GSP+ Beneficiary Countries to Effectively Implement ILS and Comply with Reporting Obligations – Mongolia

    1 August 2016 - 31 January 2019

    The project addresses informality especially through the strengthened capacity of workers’ and employers’ organizations to represent their constituencies in the informal economy.

  14. MNG 102: Quality Employment Promotion Is Mainstreamed in National Policies and Programmes – Mongolia

    1 July 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The project aims to improve national statistical and analytical capacities in decent work including SDG’s decent work indicators, and participation of workers’ and employers’ organizations in national policy debates and discussions on decent work.

  15. Promoting Decent Work in Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

    1 July 2016 - 30 June 2018

    Promoting Decent Work in Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lank is a two year project funded by the International Labour Organisation. Overall objective of the project is to “promote decent work opportunities and inclusive economic growth in the tea plantation sector in Sri Lanka”.

  16. Improving Labour Relations for Decent Work and Sustainable Development in the Myanmar Garment Industry (ILO – GIP)

    1 June 2016 - 31 March 2020

    The ILO-GIP project aims to reduce poverty and contribute to the empowerment of Myanmar women working in the garment industry by improving labour relations, social dialogue and gender equality.

  17. Pilot Application of Policy Guidelines on Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All in the Philippines (Just Transition)

    1 June 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The pilot application of the Just Transition guidelines aims to enable the Philippine constituents - Government, workers and employers’ organizations – in leveraging the process of structural change towards a sustainable, low carbon, climate-resilient economy to create decent jobs on a significant scale and in a sustained and inclusive manner.

  18. Vision Zero Fund

    1 June 2016 - 1 June 2020

    The G7-initiated Vision Zero Fund initiative (VZF) aims to prevent work-related deaths, injuries and diseases in global supply chains.

  19. Tropical Cyclone Winston - ILO programmes and activities in Fiji

    4 March - 31 December 2016

    Highlighting ILO's working in Disaster preparedness and response in Fiji

  20. Promoting and building social protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending social security coverage in ASEAN

    1 March 2016 - 31 July 2019

    Building on the achievements of the past two phases of the ILO/Japan Project on Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (2011-2013 and 2014-2016), and the solid partnership with ASEAN Member States, a third phase of the Project is here proposed, as a component too of the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for all.