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. Mt. Sinabung Recovery Support Programme (SIRESUP)

    1 December 2014 - 29 February 2016

    The Sinabung Recovery Support Programme (SIRESUP) is a joint programme in supporting the post-disaster recovery of the regions affected by the 2013 Mt. Sinabung volcanic eruptions in Karo District of North Sumatra. The joint programme is designed to improve sustainable livelihoods recovery and enhanced community resilience in affected areas through strengthening local capacity in post-disaster recovery measures, restoring livelihoods and developing economic opportunities, and incorporating risk-reduction principles.

  2. Employers Activities in Nepal (ACT/EMP)

    1 September 2014 - 31 December 2015

    The ILO's Bureau for Employers´ Activities is responsible for nurturing and developing the relationship between the ILO and the employers’ organizations.

  3. Improving the Garment Sector in Lao PDR: Compliance through Inspection and Dialogue

    27 July 2014 - 28 February 2017

    The project aims to improve working conditions, productivity and competitiveness in the Lao garment manufacturing sector by strengthening the national labour inspection system to ensure compliance with national labour laws in line with international labour standards. The project will also improve workers’ and employers’ understanding of labour law and their role in ensuring good working conditions, while empowering factoring managers and employees to design and implement workplace improvement plans.

  4. Promoting the Right to Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining

    1 July 2014 - 31 December 2015

    Freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, as outlined in ILO Convention No. 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention (1948) and ILO Convention No. 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining (1949) are fundamental human rights. These rights also promote sound labor market governance and can contribute to addressing inequality and poverty. The Philippines has ratified ILO Conventions 87 and 98. However, reports and decisions from the ILO’s supervisory bodies reflect restrictions on the exercise of these rights.

  5. Support to Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PCMEA) for Establishing a Carpet Weaving Training Institute in Punjab

    1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

    In partnership with the Pakistan Carpet Manufactures and Exporters Association (PCMEA), the ILO in Pakistan has revived it’s Private Public Partnership with the Association to provide technical assistance for the establishment of a Carpet Weaving Training Institute in Punjab province. The main objective of the project is to introduce workers in that sector to new skills and designs to reposition Pakistan in the international market. This will be achieved through training needs assessments as well as establishing a framework under which the institute will be established. The cooperation between the ILO and PCMEA is based on a successful partnership built during a previous project to combat child labour in the carpet industry.

  6. Promoting the Right to Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining in Sri Lanka - Project

    1 July 2014 - 31 December 2015

  7. Promoting the Right to Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining (Phase II) in China - Project

    1 July 2014 - 31 December 2015

  8. Strengthened capacity of constituents to address unacceptable forms of work in the textiles and garment sector in Pakistan

    1 July 2014 - 30 September 2015

    The project complements the efforts of the ILO in Pakistan to strengthen the capacity of constituents to address unacceptable forms of work in garment sector. Subsequently, improving ILS ratification, application and compliance level through better labour administration and legislative reform.

  9. Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS)

    2 June 2014 - 29 February 2016

    The Project aims to promote food security and sustainable poverty reduction of rural communities in the most vulnerable and disadvantaged districts of Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara Timur province, through increased labour productivity, enhanced employment opportunities that comply with the principles of decent work, and expanding entrepreneurial opportunities in key agro-food value chains – particularly maize, seaweed and livestock – with high employment and income generation potential.

  10. Revision and Enhancement of the Labour Market Data Sources: Towards Setting Up the Labour Market Information System in Brunei Darussalam

    1 May 2014 - 30 April 2016

    The project aims to improve the availability, quality and use of labour market information to effectively contribute to the development, monitoring and implementation of the National Human Resource Development Strategy.

  11. Social Protection for Families of Children at Risk of Exploitative Employment through Strengthening of Supplementary Service Provision in Selected Locations on the Plantations

    1 May 2014 - 30 June 2016

    The project contributes to reduced vulnerability of children at risk of falling into child labour through strengthened social protection for plantation communities.

  12. Mobilizing the Private Sector to Deliver HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care in High Prevalence Areas of Papua and West Papua

    1 May 2014 - 31 October 2015

    Developing a low cost model to deliver effective HIV prevention, counselling and testing and treatment support services through the private sector.

  13. Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP)

    3 March 2014 - 31 July 2019

    The project aims to enhance the availability and reliability of transport connectivity for rural communities in the thirty-three (33) districts in Nepal. It will assist in building bridges and maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading of the local road networks and river crossing.

  14. Improving Working Conditions of Entertainment Workers as a Means to Strengthen HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care Programmes in Viet Nam

    1 March 2014 - 31 July 2015

    The project aims to support the ILO’s tripartite constituents – the Government, and employers and workers’ organizations in improving the working conditions of entertainment workers as a means to strengthen HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care services.

  15. Economic Empowerment and Training of Women for Rural Employment Generation

    1 February 2014 - 31 January 2016

  16. MAMPU - Access to Employment and Decent Work for Women Project (Phase 2)

    1 February 2014 - 30 June 2015

    The Project aims to improve equality in employment and labour market outcomes for women in Indonesia via strategies that reduce barriers to formal employment and address discrimination in employment for women.

  17. Developing Design Parameters and Implementation Modalities of a Public Employment Policy for Unemployed and Underemployed People in Viet Nam

    1 January 2014 - 31 October 2015

    This is an extension of project “Enhancing income security measures and employability programmes for the unemployed and vulnerable workers in Viet Nam”

  18. Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in Central Viet Nam

    1 January 2014 - 31 December 2015

  19. Rural Employment Promotion for Poverty Reduction in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    1 January 2014 - 31 December 2015

    At the request of the Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic, and aligning with the United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF) for Lao People's Democratic Republic (2012-16) and the ILO Decent Work Country Programme for Lao People's Democratic Republic (2011-16), the ILO has been working to develop an approach to reducing poverty through promoting employment in the rural areas.

  20. Combating Child Labour through Skills Training for Older Children

    1 January 2014 - 31 December 2015

    The development objective of this project is to contribute to eliminating child labour by enhancing access to decent work for children who have reached the minimum age of employment.