Resources on employment promotion

  1. Opening address at the National Consultation Workshop on Decent Work

    13 December 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National Consultation Workshop on Decent Work, Manila, Philippines, 13 December 2017

  2. Opening address at the Consultation with Workers’ Organizations on the Decent Work Country Programme

    06 December 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Consultation with Workers’ Organizations on the Decent Work Country Programme, Quezon City, Philippines, 6 December 2017

  3. Opening address at the Consultation with the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines on the Decent Work Country Programme

    20 November 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Consultation with the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines on the Decent Work Country Programme, Makati City, Philippines, 20 November 2017

  4. Opening address at the Policy Mapping for the Decent Work Agenda (Government)

    10 November 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Policy Mapping for the Decent Work Agenda (Government), Manila, Philippines, 10 November 2017

  5. Decent Work Country Diagnostics: Philippines 2017

    24 October 2017

    The Diagnostics offers a comprehensive narrative of the growth, productive employment, decent work situation and trends in the Philippines. The Diagnostics provides 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. Building peace, empowering communities through livelihoods in Mindanao Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Decades of armed conflict in Mindanao has affected people’s lives and livelihood, fuelled poverty and hampered inclusive and sustainable growth. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank. PLEDGE as the first enterprise programme of the BDA, has piloted tools and strategies to build peace through sustainable livelihoods, enhanced institutional capacities and community ownership.

  7. Hearts and minds: A road to building the capacity of the Bangsamoro in the Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed groups after decades of fighting often have no direct background or experience of managing, implementing and delivering development projects. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Building the capacity of the BDA was a major component along with sustainable livelihoods and community ownership. Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank.

  8. Strength in partnership in the Philippines through enhanced community

    19 September 2017

    Decades of armed conflict led to loss of confidence and trust of people in Mindanao not only on the government and the community but also on themselves. It was in this context that a participatory approach for community owned and managed projects made a big sense. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Community ownership was a major component along with sustainable livelihoods and building the capacity of the BDA. Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank.

  9. Sustainable livelihood towards a better, productive and peaceful Mindanao in the Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed conflict has fuelled poverty, affected employment quality and hampered economic development in Mindanao. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Sustainable livelihood was a major component along with community ownership and building the capacity of the BDA. Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank.

  10. Towards Peacebuilding and Sustainable Livelihoods in Zamboanga, Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed conflict and the Zamboanga siege in 2013 left thousands of homes damaged and burned to the ground. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has been involved in helping families displaced by the conflict. With funding from the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), the ILO focused on creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. The project implemented skills training and enterprise development activities, while linking beneficiaries with the private sector and longer term employment opportunities. The ILO also assisted fishers and seaweed farmers with enterprise training and livelihood start-up kits with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).