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

    1 August 2012 - 31 May 2013

    The Project endeavours to address these challenges and promote micro and small enterprise development through improved entrepreneurs’ access to financial services as well as green business services.

  2. Gender Mainstreaming in the ILO Norway Partnership Agreement (GMP)

    1 July 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The Project aims to create decent work and achieve women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in employment and occupation.

  3. MAMPU - Access to Employment and Decent Work for Women Project

    18 June 2012 - 31 July 2016

    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.

  4. Labour Governance & Migration

    1 June 2012 - 1 June 2014

    This multi-country technical cooperation project has two main components: strengthening labour market governance and improving the development impact of labour migration.

  5. Green Jobs Malaysia

    15 May 2012 - 30 September 2013

    The Green Jobs Malaysia project will develop the analytical capacity of ILO constituents in Malaysia to assess the economic and employment impacts of a green development strategy through the development of a green jobs mapping study and a new analytical modelling tool (Green DySAM), to enable decision makers to better understand the employment (green jobs), income distribution, CO2 emissions and economic implications of a green development strategy.

  6. Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project)

    1 May 2012 - 31 December 2016

    The Project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection.

  7. People-centered Development Programme (PcDP) Phase II: The Implementation of Institutionalizing Sustainable Livelihood Development for Papuan Communities

    1 May 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The Project aims to improve community welfare, in particular of indigenous Papuans through the functioning of local Government and civil society basic systems and processes for sustainable livelihood development in Papua region.

  8. Promoting Rights and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Employment through Legislation (PROPEL – Indonesia)

    1 May 2012 - 28 February 2014

    Better work and employment opportunities created for men and women with disabilities, through the creation of an enabling legal and policy environment, the promotion of skills development opportunities and measures to eliminate discrimination.

  9. PROMOTE: Decent Work for Domestic Workers to End Child Domestic Work

    1 March 2012 - 31 December 2016

    The Project aims to reduce child domestic workers significantly by building institutional capacities of domestic worker organizations to promote decent work for domestic workers effectively.

  10. Roads for Development (R4D) (Timor-Leste)

    1 March 2012 - 28 February 2016

    The main benefits for women and men in rural Timor-Leste that are expected from the rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads through R4D are social and economic benefits from improved rural road access

  11. Mentawai Islands Livelihoods Recovery Programme

    1 March 2012 - 30 June 2013

    The programme aims at supporting the recovery of the productive economy in communities affected by the 2010 earthquake and tsunami through supporting recovery of the agriculture and fisheries sectors, facilitating development of the agricultural and fishery value chain and supporting strategic planning on basic service provision, including water and sanitation.

  12. Building Capacities on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Issues in Bangladesh: Rights and Good Practices

    1 January 2012 - 30 June 2014

    Promotes the rights of indigenous peoples in Bangladesh through piloting a targeted capacity building and advocacy initiative based primarily on the principles of ILO Conventions (No.107, No.169, and No.111) and other international instruments relevant to Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.The ILO Office in Dhaka is implementing the project while NORMES (PRO 169) department has the technical backstopping responsibility.

  13. Project on Promoting Fundamental Rights and Strengthening Labour Market Governance in the Maldives

    1 September 2011 - 31 August 2013

    The Project will contribute to improving labour-relations in the Maldives

  14. Enhancing Rural Access (ERA) Project - EEC (Timor-Leste)

    1 September 2011 - 31 August 2015

    To substantially improve the quality of life of its people and to reduce the incidence of poverty, the Government has therefore prioritized the accelerated development and improvement of a well-connected and coherent road network and other key infrastructure, which is seen as being fundamental to the country’s development.

  15. Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh

    1 July 2011 - 30 June 2015

    The “Promoting Decent Work thorough Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh” project was initiated on a request from the Government of Bangladesh to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to assist the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE) and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) to improve the overall management of labour migration and to ensure protection and decent employment conditions to the Bangladeshi migrant workers.

  16. Promoting Decent Work through Integrating Employment in Industrial Policies and Sectoral Strategies in Southeast Asia

    1 July 2011 - 30 June 2012

    As countries across the Asia and the Pacific region recover from the global economic crisis, many countries are looking to strengthen the foundations for a more inclusive and sustainable future through the promotion of job-rich growth. In Indonesia, the Government is taking forward a pro-growth, pro-poor, pro-job and pro-environment development strategy.

  17. Reducing HIV Vulnerabilities of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Saunas (Bangkok, Thailand)

    1 April 2011 - 30 June 2012

    The main objective of the project was to contribute to the reduction of new HIV infections and risk behaviours among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) in Thailand by addressing HIV and AIDS prevention through workplace programmes in Bangkok sauna enterprises.

  18. Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers

    1 February 2011 - 31 January 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), with funding support from the European Union (EU), is to implement a programme called Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers.

  19. Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Project - Phase 2

    3 January 2011 - 31 December 2016

    The Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme is a global technical assistance programme developed by the ILO to support small and medium sized enterprises’ (SMEs) development and create decent work. The SCORE programme aims to solve problems faced by SMEs through a short-term training for managers and employees, along with on-site expert consultations and guidance.

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