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. Increasing Workplace Compliance through Labour Inspection in Viet Nam

    1 January 2014 - 30 June 2016

    The project aims to help strengthen workplace compliance in Viet Nam through labour inspection, thus improve the application of the labour law. The project also complements other ILO projects in the areas of industrial relations, occupational safety and health and better work.

  2. Improving Labour Law Compliance and Building Sound Labour Practices in the Export Oriented Shrimp Sector in Bangladesh

    1 August 2013 - 31 December 2015

    The Shrimp project is funded by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and aims to promote better labour law compliance with international labour standards, particularly fundamental principles and rights at work in the export-oriented shrimp sector.

  3. Modernisation de l’Administration et de l’Inspection du Travail pour cinq pays d’Afrique (BIT/ADMITRA - Phase II) (available only in French)

    3 April 2011 - 31 December 2014

    Ce Programme financé par le Gouvernement français couvre le Burkina Faso, le Maroc, le Sénégal, le Togo et la Tunisie.

  4. ILO/Norwegian partnership on labour inspection

    1 January 2012 - 31 March 2013

    On 5 December 2011 Norway and the ILO signed a new Partnership Cooperation Agreement. This agreement provides financial support for a range of technical areas under the ILO’s mandate, including labour inspection. The projects’ goal is to assist countries strengthen and modernise their labour inspection services for more effectiveness and impact. This includes promoting a balanced approach between labour law enforcement and compliance and in so doing, improving cooperation between labour inspectorates, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other relevant institutional partners.