Resources on employment promotion

  1. Opening address at the ILO-EU STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project Technical Workshop on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment

    29 March 2017

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Senior Programme Officer a.i. delivered on behalf of Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-EU STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project Technical Workshop on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment, Makati, Philippines, 29 March 2017

  2. Assessing the effects of trade on employment

    The ILO STRENGTHEN Project in the Philippines will hold a technical training workshop to enhance skills through use of tools, methods and models for an empirical analysis of the effects of trade on employment.

  3. Decent Work Country Diagnostics consultation and validation workshop

    The ILO will bring together government agencies, workers and employers organizations, key stakeholders and partners to validate initial findings of the Decent Work Country Diagnostics. Indicative priorities and challenges from the Diagnostics will serve as input to the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  4. “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    03 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

  5. Decent Work Country Diagnostics: Philippines 2017 (draft for consultation/validation)

    01 March 2017

    Initial draft of the Decent Work Country Diagnostics: Philippines 2017 for consultation and validation with the government, workers' and employers' organizations, key stakeholders and partners. The Decent Work Country Diagnostics is a draft comprehensive narrative of the growth, productive employment, decent work situation and trends in the Philippines. The Diagnostics aims to provide indicative priorities and to identify decent work challenges as input to the development of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) and other development plans.

  6. Tripartite Working Group Meeting on Trade and Employment

    The ILO’s STRENGTHEN Project has convened government, employers’ and workers’ representatives to discuss trade and employment and to provide updates on the project status and progress in the Philippines.

  7. News@ILO Philippines, 4th quarter 2016

    20 December 2016

    The 4th quarter enewsletter from the ILO Country Office for the Philippines provides latest developments and activities in the country, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  8. Business process outsourcing in the Philippines: Challenges for decent work

    14 December 2016

    The growth of the Philippine BPO sector has provided over a million jobs, and BPO has become the second-largest contributor, after remittances from overseas Filipino workers, to the country’s GDP. As the industry moves towards maturity, technological innovations will likely bring a new wave of development, creating a demand for higher skilled workers. The challenge for the Philippines is to remain competitive as a BPO destination while ensuring decent work for over a million workers, especially women, engaged in the sector.

  9. Opening address at the ILO-EU Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN) inception workshop

    06 October 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-EU Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN) inception workshop, Manila, 6 October 2016

  10. Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN): Project fact sheet

    04 October 2016

    The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in policies and programmes related to international trade with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced programmes that are designed to encourage employment creation and upgrading.