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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Vanautu - 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Early economic recovery: immediate income generation through emergency employment

    1 January - 30 August 2015

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

  13. Emergency and recovery support to restart livelihoods, income generation and food self-sufficiency in Leyte province

    1 January - 30 June 2015

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

  14. Integrated livelihood recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan affected communities

    1 January - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Japan, the ILO responded through local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  15. Generating emergency employment and recovering sustainable livelihoods

    1 January - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Norway, the ILO responded through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development sub-projects in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  16. Enterprise Development, Growth and Enhancement (EDGE)

    1 January - 25 December 2015

    EDGE is an innovative training approach for employers’ organizations and business associations to assist their SME members develop the skills needed to improve productivity, competitiveness, and working conditions.

  17. Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED)

    1 January - 25 December 2015

    C-BED is a low cost, easy to implement training approach designed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help institutions support entrepreneurs and micro-business owners start new businesses or improve existing businesses.

  18. Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR)

    31 December 2014 - 31 March 2016

    A project funded by the United States Department of Labour (USDOL) that aims to enhance the capacity of the Philippines to reduce child labour by supporting its actions in addressing the recommendations contained in the "Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor Report" of the USDOL. These actions are in the areas of: enforcement of child labour laws, including through labor inspectors, enabling the education system and social protection schemes to better address child labour, and ensuring the elimination of child labour in domestic work.

  19. Labour Market Information and Employment Services (LIfE)

    22 December 2014 - 31 August 2017

    The project aims to implement commitments of the G20 Development Working Group in the area of human resources development by supporting target countries in designing; implementing and assessing improvements in selected building blocks of their skills development systems in order to better connect training to productive and decent work. Improving the quality of employment services through strengthened client orientation and capacity building of employment service centres and their officials; improving the collection and dissemination of labour market information and skill indicators; and knowledge sharing under the ILO South-South cooperation Framework will be the core components of this project.

  20. Building the capacity of the Philippines labour inspectorate

    15 December 2014 - 14 December 2017

    In recent years, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its Labour Law Compliance System (LLCS). The new LLCS promotes a culture of voluntary compliance on general labour and occupational safety and health (OSH) standards among companies, through the participation of both workers and employers in the joint assessments and implementation of corrective action plans. While some progress has been made, the Government of the Philippines acknowledges that further work is needed to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of its labour inspectorate system.