Projects

The ILO Office in Nepal operates a wide range of projects focusing on jobs for peace through local economic development, child labour, indigenous peoples, migration, HIV/AIDS, and other development challenges. The Employers’ and Workers’ organizations play an active role in formulating and implementing these projects. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support the implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme in Nepal.

2014

  1. Migrant Workers Organizing through Cooperation with Trade Unions

    1 September 2014 - 1 September 2015

    The project’s central objective is to protect the rights of migrant workers through organizing, empowerment activities, enhanced cooperation and trade union support in countries of origin (Myanmar, Indonesia, and Nepal) and destination (Malaysia and Thailand).

  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. Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP)

    3 March 2014 - 30 September 2019

    The project aims to enhance the availability and reliability of transport connectivity for rural communities in the thirty-six (36) districts in Nepal. It will assist in building bridges and maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading of the local road networks and river crossing.

  4. Project on Gender-Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

    10 January 2012 - 30 June 2014

    This joint project of ILO, FAO and UN Women aims to address economic, social and psychological hardships of conflict-affected women and their families through community-led women's empowerment initiatives.

  5. Project on Gender-Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

    10 January 2012 - 30 June 2014

    This joint project of ILO, FAO and UN Women aims to address economic, social and psychological hardships of conflict-affected women and their families through community-led women's empowerment initiatives.

2013

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

    15 August 2013 - 30 November 2015

    The project contributes to the socio-economic development of Nepal by enhancing the application of International Labour Standards and modernizing occupational safety and health services.

  2. Bangladesh-Indonesia-Nepal-Sri Lanka-Philippines: Green jobs promotion

    11 August 2010 - 30 June 2012

    The ILO project Green Jobs in Asia assisted five Asian countries in initiating the shift towards low-carbon, environmentally friendly and climate resilient economies.

  3. Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact

    1 June 2013 - 30 September 2016

    The Project aims to promote the management of labour migration from South Asia, to ensure effective protection of the rights of vulnerable migrant workers, enhance the development impact of labour migration and reduce irregular flows.

  4. Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact (in Nepal, India and Pakistan)

    1 June 2013 - 30 September 2016

    The Project aims to promote the management of labour migration from South Asia, to ensure effective protection of the rights of vulnerable migrant workers, enhance the development impact of labour migration and reduce irregular flows.

  5. Towards Achieving the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour as Priority (ACHIEVE)

    1 June 2013 - 31 August 2016

    The Project contributes to the elimination of child labour in Nepal, with a priority on its worst forms.

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

    20 April 2013 - 31 July 2018

    The Work in Freedom is an integrated programme to support mobility by choice among women and girls from destination countries (India, Bangladesh and Nepal) to decent jobs with safety and dignity of workers in destination countries (India, Lebanon and Jordan) through fair recruitment processes.

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

    20 April 2013 - 31 July 2018

    The Programme, known as “Work in Freedom”, aims to prevent trafficking of women and girls from Bangladesh, India and Nepal as migrant workers in major destination countries (India, Jordan, and Lebanon). It will empower women and girls economically and socially, ensuring decent work conditions and better wages at both origin and destination countries.

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

    1 February 2013 - 31 January 2016

    The programme focuses on promoting the decent work for migrant workers worldwide.

2012

  1. Gender Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace (GRRSP)

    1 September 2012 - 31 March 2015

    This is an inter-agency project of FAO, UN Women and ILO with support from the UN Peace Building Fund (PBF) for a duration of 2 ½ years in three districts of Nepal; Kavre, Ramechhap and Sindhuli. The implementation strategy is to address the economic, social and psychological hardships of about 2,000 conflict-affected women and their families through a multi-sectoral approach with a comprehensive activities that integrate multiple sectors with coordination from the relevant line Ministries, civil society, development partners and non-governmental organizations. The project contributes to further strengthen the implementation of national commitments to women’s empowerment and gender equality in the context of peace-building process.

  2. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of Informal Economy in South Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh and India)

    1 September 2012 - 30 June 2017

    The five year project is funded by the Government of Japan and is implemented in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The project will address the problems by facilitating formalization of informal businesses and workers, and discouraging informalization of the formal economy firms and jobs. It will also facilitate a review of the policy and the regulatory incentives and disincentives of formalization/ informalization, and promote growth of formal employment through job-rich growth strategies and integrated formalization assistance in selected Districts and sector in Nepal.

  3. Gender Mainstreaming in the ILO/Norway Partnership Agreement

    1 May 2012 - 31 March 2014

    Through this project GENDER provides support to other ILO departments to help ensure their projects are gender-responsive throughout the project cycle.

  4. Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the World of Work in Brazil, Angola, South Africa India, China (BASIC)

    1 May 2012 - 31 March 2014

    This project aims to tackle sex-based discrimination and promote workplaces where women and men enjoy equal rights and respect, as well as equal opportunities and treatment.

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

    1 June 2012 - 30 June 2017

    The project aims to facilitate the formalization of some selected sectors in the informal economy and support the discouragement of informalisation of jobs and enterprises in the formal economy.

  6. ILO/ACTRAV Norway Project: Trade Unions for Social Justice in Nepal

    1 January 2012 - 31 December 2015

    ILO/ACTRAV, with support from Norway, has been carrying-out this project in Nepal since early 2007. The ultimate goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of the trade unions in Nepal for effective and active involvement and participation in social dialogue at different levels. The project has been supporting the major trade unions to enhance their capacities in dealing with youth employment, freedom of association and collective bargaining and eliminating child labour.

2011

  1. Support to the Implementation of Nepal's National Master Plan on the Elimination of Child Labour

    1 July 2011 - 30 April 2013