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. Generating Emergency Employment and Recovering Sustainable Livelihoods - Government of Norway

    1 January - 30 August 2015

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate

    15 December 2014 - 14 December 2017

    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.

  7. Increasing Public Confidence and Participation in Support of Implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement

    1 December 2014 - 1 May 2016

    The aim for the project is to support the implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement in Mindanao and to share the dividends of peace in areas affected by conflict and displacement within Mindanao, including non-Bangsamoro areas. Implementation on the ground commenced in June 2015.

  8. Labour standards in global supply chains: A programme for action in Asia and the garment sector

    1 December 2014 - 30 November 2015

    In collaboration with Germany’s GIZ, the ILO will take up challenges to labour standards and working conditions arising from globalised garment production, focusing on Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan. The ILO’s Pakistan Office will work with its tripartite social partners, the Government, Pakistan Workers’ Federation and Employers’ Federation of Pakistan to improve labour market governance and working conditions throughout the globalised supply chain.

  9. 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.

  10. Employable Skills for Improved Livelihoods of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from North Waziristan Agency

    1 October 2014 - 31 May 2015

    In response to the request of the Government of Pakistan for support on humanitarian grounds, the UN system in Pakistan initiated a relief and rehabilitation operation for the Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from NWA.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Strengthening Capacities of Government and Social Partners to Implement National Legal Framework for Domestic Workers

    1 July 2014 - 30 April 2016

    This Project is a continuation of the International Labour Organization's (ILO) support to the tripartite-plus Technical Working Group on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Work TWG) and to various government agencies mandated to promote compliance and implement the law.

  14. 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 are fundamental human rights. These rights also promote sound labour market governance and can contribute to addressing inequality and poverty. The Philippines has ratified ILO Convention Nos. 87 and 98. However, reports and decisions from the ILO’s supervisory bodies reflect restrictions on the exercise of these rights.

  15. 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.

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

    1 July 2014 - 31 December 2015

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

    1 July 2014 - 31 December 2015

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Building a Social Protection Floor (SPF) in India

    1 June 2014 - 31 December 2015