Through its development cooperation work, the LABADMIN/OSH Branch assists ILO Member States and social partners to:

1) strengthen labour governance through improvements in labour law enforcement and increased compliance at the workplace, by enhancing national capacities and strengthening labour administration and inspection systems;
2) reduce the number of work-related deaths, injuries and diseases, by creating a culture of prevention and promoting management systems approach to occupational safety and health.

We operate through a network of labour inspection, labour administration and OSH specialists at headquarters and in the field, as well as with project managers at global and country levels. Our support includes assistance in the scoping and design of new development cooperation initiatives, the provision of technical and administrative support and guidance to ongoing projects, as well as the capitalization of experiences and good practice, with a focus on developing countries.
  1. Strengthening Labour Governance in MSMEs and Supporting the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy in Africa

    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2019

    The project aims at supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including in the informal economy, to prevent occupational risks, improve working conditions, and promote respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

  2. Improved Compliance with Labour Laws in Georgia

    31 December 2013 - 30 September 2019

    The project supports the Government of Georgia to enforce labour laws and International Labour Standards (ILS), supports workers’ organizations to improve their capacities to represent workers’ rights and fosters national tripartite social dialogue.

  3. Enhancing the Labour Administration Capacity to Improve Working Conditions and Tackle Undeclared Work

    1 July 2017 - 30 June 2019

    The Project contributes to the implementation of the European Union (EU) - Ukraine Association Agreement (in force since the 1 September, 2017) and its relevant annexes as well as of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions No. 81 and 129 on labour inspection, ratified by Ukraine in 2004

  4. Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate

    15 December 2014 - 31 August 2018

    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.

  5. The effectiveness of the labour inspection system and of social dialogue mechanisms is strengthened in Ukraine

    1 March 2016 - 30 June 2018

    The ILO is supporting the ongoing efforts of the Government of Ukraine to reform the labour inspection system to improve working conditions in the country.

  6. © European Union 2019

    Strengthening the Labour Administration System and Improving Delivery Capacity - Greece

    1 September 2016 - 28 February 2018

    This project promoted effective labour administration as an important component of good governance and economic progress in crises contexts.

  7. Building the capacities of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour to ensure labour law compliance in the Haitian apparel sector

    1 November 2013 - 31 December 2017

    The ILO, with financial support from the United States Department of Labor, built the capacity of the labour administration and its inspection services to enhance compliance with labour laws in the Haitian apparel sector

  8. Strengthening Labour Inspection in Lesotho

    1 August 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The project seeks to strengthen labour inspection in Lesotho through enhancing its efficacy and efficiency so as to contribute to economic development, social cohesion and good governance.

  9. 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.

  10. Improving Fire and General Building Safety

    8 November 2013 - 31 January 2017

    The Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh project aims to improve fire and building safety in the Ready Made Garment sector by providing support to the Government of Bangladesh to enhance capacity of the enforcing and implementing agencies.