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. Developing a National Employment Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme for the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Sector

    5 October 2015 - 31 December 2020

    This initiative supports the political willingness of the Bangladesh government and social partners to adopt a national employment injury insurance scheme and to set up the public institution required for its implementation.

  2. More and Better Jobs Through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Viet Nam

    1 August 2015 - 31 December 2017

    The project will help to encourage multinational enterprises to contribute positively to economic and social development through socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam, with a special focus on the electronic sector.

  3. Strengthening Labour Inspection System for Promoting Labour Standards and Ensuring Workplace Compliance in Pakistan

    1 July 2015 - 30 June 2018

    In partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the ILO in Pakistan will help strengthen institutional mechanisms for effective labour inspection; enhance human resource capacities in the country to enforce the law on labour inspections and partner with the private sector to promote international labour standards and ensure their compliance by enterprises.

  4. Towards a Mutual Recognition of Skills in CLM (Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar) Countries for AEC 2015 and Beyond

    1 July - 31 December 2015

    The project aims to promote the mobility of skilled labour through the Mutually Recognized Skills Framework (MRS) to accelerate the economic integration of the CLM countries (Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Myanmar) for the AEC 2015 and beyond.

  5. Supporting to Viet Nam’s Public Employment Policy (from Policy to Implementation)

    1 July 2015 - 31 December 2017

    This project aims for Viet Nam to develop an effective Public Employment Policy (PEP) by the end of 2017 that provides income earning opportunities for income-poor and disadvantaged groups.

  6. Supporting the Improvement of the Legal and Institutional Framework on Occupational Safety and Health in Myanmar

    1 July 2015 - 31 December 2017

    This project aims to contribute to better, safer and healthier working conditions in Myanmar.

  7. Supporting the Implementation of Sustainable Social Protection Floors for Workers and their Families in ASEAN

    1 July 2015 - 31 December 2017

    This project aims to build a better social protection system for ASEAN countries by securing income, increasing access to social services, and enhancing the employability of female and male workers, with a specific focus on two countries; Cambodia and Myanmar.

  8. Tenth actuarial valuation of the Social Security Fund in response to Section 82 of the Social Security Act 1696

    15 June 2015 - 14 June 2017

  9. Emergency employment response to Nepal earthquake-affected areas: Provision of OSH equipment for debris and landslide clearance workers

    22 May - 31 December 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Japan, the Project directly contributes in creating emergency employment opportunities, as well as to enhance the occupational safety and health of these workers by providing them protective clothing and hand tools for the debris and landslide removal and road rehabilitation in the nine earthquake affected Districts.

  10. Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector

    1 May - 30 November 2015

    This project takes up challenges to labour standards and working conditions arising from globalized garment production through research, development and dissemination of knowledge products at national, regional and global levels, and action at national and factory level.

  11. Supplementation to the Occupational Safety and Health project in Hazardous Work in Viet Nam

    1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

    This supplementation project aims to build on the outcomes of the previous phase, promote effective consultation and provide the Government with improved recommendations on policies and regulations on occupational safety and health under the Law on Occupational Safety and Health.

  12. Vanuatu - Cyclone Pam - ILO response

    31 March - 30 June 2015

    ILO to coordinate and implement technical assistance as part of the national recovery and reconstruction phase in Vanuatu - Post Cyclone Pam

  13. Actuarial studies for the establishment of social security schemes (ASSESS): ILO technical assistance to the Social Security Fund in Nepal

    1 March 2015 - 28 February 2016

    With funding from the ILO/Japan Fund for Building Social Safety Nets in Asia and the Pacific (SSN Fund), the Government of Japan, the project contributes to the constituents’ efforts for improved quality and financial viability of social security schemes to be designed and implemented by the Social Security Fund (SSF), Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE). The designing of five social security schemes related to schemes related to unemployment benefits, maternity benefits, medical care, sickness benefits, and employment injury benefits are based on the actuarial analysis carried out for these schemes.

  14. Increasing productivity and competitiveness through labour law compliance in Pakistan’s textile sector

    1 February 2015 - 31 March 2016

    In partnership with Pakistan Textiles Exporters Association (PTEA), the ILO is providing technical support in promoting Labour Law Compliance in Textile Sector in Faisalabad for better productivity and competitiveness. The 3 years long project will provide support to 280 factories and will focus on institutionalising a monitoring and reporting mechanism at the industry association level and providing enterprise level support in developing workplace improvement policies and programmes. The project will closely work with tripartite supervisory bodies at federal, provincial and district levels, international buyers/sourcing community and other stakeholders.

  15. Employment Promotion in Disaster Response

    1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

    The project aims to support in developing, demonstrating and disseminating a regional strategy or approach to promote employment creation in post-natural disaster recovery, reconstruction and development work. Whilst many countries in Asia and the Pacific region have experienced a large number of disasters every year, they have accumulated a rich body of knowledge and experience on how to prepare for and recover from natural hazards. The project is expected to contribute to further advancing this knowledge and the exchange of such knowledge and mutual learning between countries in the Region that are prone to large-scale and/or frequent natural disasters.

  16. Testing methodologies to support informal economy workers and small producers to combat hazardous child labour in their own sectors (India Component with IndustriALL Global)

    1 January - 31 December 2015

  17. Local Economic Development through Tourism (LED) Project

    1 January - 31 December 2015

    The Project contributes to poverty reduction, sustainable job creation and peace building through an improved environment with strengthened governance, effective community-based services and public-private partnership that economically empower vulnerable groups in conflict-affected populations in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

  18. Strengthening the Performance of the Social Insurance System in Viet Nam through Improved Legislation and Legal Framework for Social Insurance (Phase 2)

    1 January 2015 - 31 December 2016

    The project aims to help strengthen the quality and performance of the legislation and legal framework for social insurance in Viet Nam, thus improve the performance of the country’s social insurance system and contribute to the national economic development and social security.

  19. Early Economic Recovery: Immediate Income Generation through Emergency Employment - International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC)

    1 January - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC), the International Labour Organization (ILO) responded through through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  20. Emergency and Recovery Support to Restart Livelihoods, Income Generation and Food Self-sufficiency in Leyte Province - Department for International Development (DFID)

    1 January - 30 June 2015

    In partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), the International Labour Organization (ILO) responded through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.