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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    this 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.

  4. 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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Improving working conditions of entertainment workers as a means to strengthen HIV prevention, care and treatment programs 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 PDR (2012-16) and the ILO Decent Work Country Programme for Lao PDR (2011-16), the ILO has been working to develop an approach to reducing poverty through promoting employment in the rural areas.

  10. 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.

  11. Promoting and Building Social Protection and Employment Services for Vulnerable Groups (MAPS)

    1 January 2014 - 31 December 2015

    Learning from the ASEAN unemployment protection project, this phase II project seeks to build and improve the existing systems of social protection, income security, and employment services for unemployed and underemployed workers in ASEAN countries and Mongolia.

  12. RMG Centre of Excellence (COE) Project

    1 January 2014 - 30 June 2017

    The RMG Center of Excellence (COE) Project is designed to establish in Bangladesh a replicable model of an industry-driven training and support services Centre of Excellence (COE) for the Ready Made Garment sector. This will implement certified training within the national skills development policy (NSDP) of Bangladesh.

  13. Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project

    1 January 2014 - 31 December 2018

    The Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project is an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) funded by the Government of Canada and executed by the International Labor Organization with support from the GoB. The project aims to accelerate the current efforts being undertaken by other organisations, donors and government to make skills in Bangladesh nationally-recognised, accessible to all, higher quality and directly linked to jobs.

  14. Forced Labour Action in the Asian Region Project (FLARE)

    1 January 2014 - 31 December 2015

    The project aims to strengthen national institutions and capacities to prevent and address forced labour in East and South-East Asia

  15. ILO/China South-South Cooperation Project to Expand Employment Services and Enhance Labour Market Information in Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    1 January 2014 - 31 December 2016

    This Project is designed to improve labour market efficiency and participation, reducing unemployment, and enhancing linkages and information flows between job seekers and employers, which will in turn contribute to the reduction of poverty in Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

  16. Supporting the definition and extension of a social protection floor (SPF) in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

    1 December 2013 - 30 April 2015

    The project aims to support Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to develop progressively comprehensive social protection systems. The Social Protection Floor (SPF) Recommendation provides guidance to member countries in building nationally defined social protection floors which aim at providing health care and minimum income security throughout the life cycle.

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    Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh

    22 October 2013 - 31 December 2016

    Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme In Bangladesh is an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh, implemented by International Labour Organization and funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the UK. The three-and-a-half year initiative focuses on improving RMG factory building safety, workers’ rights and overall working conditions in Bangladesh.

  18. Analysis of youth employment policy and dissemination through global database and publications (component for Asia and the Pacific)

    1 October 2013 - 30 September 2014

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme launched this project to review youth employment policies in 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific and conduct in-depth analyses in three selected countries.

  19. Strengthening Capacity to Implement Australia's Seasonal Worker Program in Papua New Guinea and Nauru

    1 September 2013 - 1 December 2014

    Seasonal migration schemes, currently in place between selected Pacific Island countries and Australia and New Zealand respectively, are a valuable opportunity for Pacific Island countries to address unemployment, improve skills development amongst their citizens and stimulate growth through remitted earnings. Given that the schemes target unskilled workers, these programs have the potential to achieve developmental impacts for both workers and the communities and provinces they come from. Papua New Guinea and Nauru, as more recent entrants to the Australian Seasonal Worker Program, face various challenges in ensuring that institutions are in place to market, prepare and reintegrate seasonal workers. This project was aimed at addressing these challenges, helping to ensure that workers are prepared and protected to participate in seasonal migration, and improve management and visibility of the schemes so that employers are more likely to engage workers in future.

  20. Occupational Safety and Health Development in Nepal (SHIELD)

    15 August 2013 - 30 November 2015

    The project aims to initiate a comprehensive plan for promoting occupational safety and health services and reforming labour inspection system in Nepal in line with the International Labour Standards the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Conventions C155 and C187, and the Labour Inspection Convention C81.