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. Promoting Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry

    29 October 2015 - 31 December 2020

    The initiative will work to enhance workplace rights and industrial relations in the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Sector primarily through improved dialogue between employers and workers, particularly at workplace level.

  2. 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.

  3. Tripartite Action to Enhance the Contribution of Labour Migration to Growth and Development in ASEAN (TRIANGLE II) - Viet Nam

    1 October 2015 - 31 October 2025

    The project invests across six countries (Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam) and engage with all ASEAN Member States with the overall goal of maximizing the contribution of labour migration to equitable, inclusive and stable growth in ASEAN.

  4. Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by strengthened national capacities to improve ILS compliance and reporting - Mongolia (GSP+ Reporting)

    1 October 2015 - 30 September 2017

    The project is part of a four-country project funded by the European Commission to strengthen respect for fundamental principles and rights at work and other international human rights instruments.

  5. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action Forced Labor (The Bridge project)

    30 September 2015 - 30 September 2019

    The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the relevant Ministries and stakeholders, to develop, implement and monitor policies and national action plans on forced labour, provide capacity building to improve law enforcement, and support for public awareness campaigns to address all forms of forced labour.

  6. Project on Promotion of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Sri Lanka -Phase III

    1 September 2015 - 30 September 2016

    The Project will contribute to improving labour-relations in Sri Lanka.

  7. Country level engagement and assistance to reduce child labour (CLEAR)

    1 September 2015 - 30 September 2017

    The project will focus on improved national legislation on the worst forms of child labour to bring them into compliance with international standards.

  8. Prevent the recruitment and use of children by armed forces/groups in Myanmar as an entry point for durable peace

    1 August 2015 - 31 January 2017

    The project will support the implementation of the Joint Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children by the Tatmadaw, to identify, verify and discharge underage recruits still associated with the Tatmadaw as well as support their reintegration back into their communities.

  9. Promoting Micro and Small Enterprises through Improved Entrepreneurs’ Access to Finance (PROMISE IMPACTS)

    1 August 2015 - 31 July 2018

    The Project aims at Improving policies and programs on development of entrepreneurship, business and cooperative to promote more and better jobs for men and women, including financial inclusion.

  10. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) - Nepal

    1 August 2015 - 31 July 2018

    The project contributes to the promotion of fair recruitment practices affecting migrant workers globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The countries selected for this project are Nepal, Jordan, Tunisia and the Philippines.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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 contributes to enhance the occupational safety and health of the workers enrolled in debris, landslides clearance and road maintenance activities by providing protective clothing and hand tools.

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

    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.

  20. Assessment Study - ILO Seoul Training Center (ISTC)

    20 April - 30 August 2015

    The project aims to help develop a common understanding of the potential benefits, costs, and success/risk factors in establishing and operating the ILO Seoul Training Center (ISTU).