The STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project is an EU-supported ILO global project that aims to support emerging economies like the Philippines to improve and strengthen the coherence and convergence of its sector, trade and employment policies and programmes for better decent work and positive employment outcomes. The project seeks to help the Philippines harness international trade to its advantage through various capacity-building activities and programmes and social dialogue mechanisms that would involve and benefit relevant government agencies, social partners and other key stakeholders and voices.
The project has four specific objectives, as follows:
- To generate and improve knowledge on the impact of international trade on productive and decent employment.
- To build the capacities of the government, social partners, development practitioners, researchers and other relevant stakeholders to identify, measure and assess the impact of international trade on employment.
- To establish a platform for representatives of relevant ministries and social partners to engage in policy discussion and formulation in relation to international trade and employment and to recommend more effective, coherent and inclusive policies.
- To enhance employment opportunities arising from trade policies through technical support for the development of skills and value chains in the export sector.
Ms Katherine Brimon
National Project Coordinator
ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines
Tel +632 580 9900 or 580 9952
Fax +632 856 7597