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. ILO-DFID Partnership Programme on Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for Women Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East

    20 April 2013 - 31 December 2016

    The Programme aims to prevent trafficking of women and girls from Bangladesh, India and Nepal as migrant workers in major destination countries for migrant workers (India, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates). It will empower women and girls economically and socially, ensuring decent work conditions and better wages at both origin and destination countries. The key stakeholders will be government, social partners, private sector, recruitment agencies and women migrant workers.

  2. Project on “Promoting decent work through good governance, protection and empowerment of migrant workers: Ensuring the effective implementation of the Sri Lanka National Labour Migration Policy” Phase II

    1 March 2013 - 30 September 2015

  3. Promoting Rights of People with Disabilities in Indonesia (UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - UNPRPD)

    1 March 2013 - 31 December 2014

    The Project aims to have advanced policies adopted on rights of people with disabilities promoted through stronger disability institutions and improved disability data collection.

  4. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families

    1 February 2013 - 31 January 2016

    Promoting decent work for migrant workers worldwide

  5. Supporting Implementation of the “Single Window Service” of the Provincial Social Protection Strategy of East Java and Maluku Province

    1 January - 31 December 2013

    The Project aims to contribute to national efforts to extend social protection, working at the local level to create a Single Window Service (SWS) for service delivery that links existing social protection and employment assistance programmes.

  6. Training and Employment Support Program (TESP) (Timor-Leste)

    1 January 2013 - 31 December 2014

    The main benefits for women and men in Timor-Leste are better access to good quality skills training and employment services linking them to better work outcomes.

  7. Enhancing the Capacity of Pacific Island Countries to Address the Impacts of Climate Change on Migration

    1 January 2013 - 1 January 2014

    The ILO works with partners to provide technical assistance and build the capacity of its constituents to protect migrant workers and manage migration flows effectively. Recently, the ILO, in partnership with ESCAP and UNDP, successfully secured $5 million in EC funding to enhance the capacity of Pacific Island Countries (Nauru, Kiribati, and Tuvalu) to address the impacts of climate change on migration through well-managed, rights based migration schemes and policy frameworks supported by comprehensive knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Pacific Islands Region.

  8. Pacific Growth and Employment Project

    25 November 2012 - 25 November 2014

    The project supports industry led action plans that enhance economic growth, deliver skills development and employment opportunities for youth, and sustainable and decent jobs for local workers.

  9. Support to development in industrial relations, wage fixing, and labour law implementation institutions and capacity in Viet Nam

    27 September 2012 - 27 September 2016

    The project aims to put into practice the new Labour Code and Trade Union to ensure that, by 2016, Viet Nam’s minimum wage system is reformed and industrial relations institutions and mechanisms for collective bargaining and social dialogue have been perfected and capacity of all stakeholders are strengthened to bring the regulations and practices into closer compliance with international labour standards.

  10. Green Livelihood Access for Central Kalimantan’s Inclusive Environmental Response to Climate Change (GLACIER)

    1 September 2012 - 31 August 2013

    The Project aims to improve access to sustainable livelihoods for local communities in the Ex Mega Rice Project (EMRP) area in Central Kalimantan through supporting the implementation of Presidential Instruction No. 2/2007 and the Master Plan for the Rehabilitation and Revitalization of the EMRP.

  11. Japan Earthquake Project: Disseminating Lessons from Employment and Labour Measures for the Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

    1 August 2012 - 31 March 2014

    The Japan Earthquake Project aims to collect and compile lessons and good practices from the recovery efforts in Japan and to share them with a wide circle of the international community. It is hoped that the final outputs of the Project will better inform future natural disaster recovery efforts and policies including the post-Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) in Asia and the Pacific and beyond.

  12. Youth Employment Policy and Programme to Better Equip Young People for School to Work Transition and Enter the World of Work

    1 August 2012 - 31 December 2013

    To better equip young people for school to work transition and enter the world of work.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of the Informal Economy in South Asia

    1 June 2012 - 31 December 2016

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

    1 May 2012 - 31 December 2015

    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. The first phase of PROPEL - Indonesia was conducted from 2012-2013; while the second phase is started from 2014 until 2015.