Programmes and projects

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines operates a wide range of programmes and projects. Details of each programme and project can be found below.

2015

  1. Early economic recovery: immediate income generation through emergency employment

    1 January - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC), the ILO responded through through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  2. Emergency and recovery support to restart livelihoods, income generation and food self-sufficiency in Leyte province

    1 January - 30 June 2015

    In partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), the ILO responded through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  3. Integrated livelihood recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan affected communities

    1 January - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Japan, the ILO responded through local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  4. Generating emergency employment and recovering sustainable livelihoods

    1 January - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Norway, the ILO responded through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development sub-projects in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

2014

  1. Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR)

    31 December 2014 - 31 March 2016

    A project funded by the United States Department of Labour (USDOL) that aims to enhance the capacity of the Philippines to reduce child labour by supporting its actions in addressing the recommendations contained in the "Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor Report" of the USDOL. These actions are in the areas of: enforcement of child labour laws, including through labor inspectors, enabling the education system and social protection schemes to better address child labour, and ensuring the elimination of child labour in domestic work.

  2. Building the capacity of the Philippines labour inspectorate

    15 December 2014 - 14 December 2017

    In recent years, 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. While some progress has been made, the Government of the Philippines acknowledges that further work is needed to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of its labour inspectorate system.

  3. Strengthening capacities of government and social partners to implement national legal framework for Domestic Workers

    1 July 2014 - 30 April 2016

    This Project is a continuation of ILO’s support to the tripartite-plus Technical Working Group on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Work TWG) and to various government agencies mandated to promote compliance and implement the law.

  4. Promoting the Right to Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining

    1 July 2014 - 31 December 2015

    Freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, as outlined in ILO Convention No. 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention (1948) and ILO Convention No. 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining (1949) are fundamental human rights. These rights also promote sound labor market governance and can contribute to addressing inequality and poverty. The Philippines has ratified ILO Conventions 87 and 98. However, reports and decisions from the ILO’s supervisory bodies reflect restrictions on the exercise of these rights.

2013

  1. ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Typhoon Haiyan: Coron, Palawan

    1 December 2013 - 30 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the support of the Government of Norway and the Government of Japan, has worked in Coron, Palawan, in response to typhoon Haiyan since December 2013.

  2. ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Typhoon Haiyan: Samar

    1 December 2013 - 30 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the support of the Government of Norway has worked in Samar, in response to typhoon Haiyan since December 2013

  3. ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Typhoon Haiyan: Tacloban and Leyte

    1 December 2013 - 30 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the support of the Government of Norway, the Government of Japan and the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC) has worked in Tacloban and Leyte, in response to typhoon Haiyan since December 2013

  4. Domestic Workers Empowerment Program (DWEP)

    1 October 2013 - 31 May 2015

    Domestic Workers Empowerment Program (DWEP) is a training module focusing on the financial and skills development of domestic workers in the Philippines, utilizing a community-based approach, self-facilitation, and action-based learning. The training program has an overarching message of self-value and empowerment in order to validate the participants as workers and individuals.

  5. Supporting the food security and livelihood cluster and implementation of the durable solutions strategy for Zamboanga City

    10 September 2013 - 30 September 2015

    On 9 September 2013, conflict between the Philippine Government Troops both from the military and police and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) broke out within Zamboanga City.

  6. Typhoon Bopha: Sustainable Livelihoods for Affected Communities

    1 May 2013 - 30 September 2014

    The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) supported the livelihood recovery initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) which applies the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) as a post-calamity intervention in the three municipalities of Davao Oriental. Under the EIIP, local organizations were contracted to implement their post-calamity subprojects and activities aimed to help individuals and households recover from the impact of Typhoon Bopha. The subprojects supported by the EIIP were those that utilized a labour intensive and local resource-based approach which aligned with reconstructive works, livelihood recovery initiatives and green works and green jobs.

  7. Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment

    16 January 2013 - 31 October 2015

    The ILO is implementing PLEDGE jointly with the BDA as its key partner. The PLEDGE will work with the government agencies and business communities and will align its work with the other relevant development programmes being undertaken in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, through the Mindanao, through the Mindanao Trust Fund, the World Bank and other multilateral and bilateral agencies.

  8. Nutrition security and maternity protection through exclusive and continued breastfeeding promotion in the workplace (NSMP)

    1 January 2013 - 31 August 2015

    The NSMP Project aims to promote exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in the workplace to advance women’s rights to maternity protection and to improve nutrition security for the Filipino children. It is identified as one of the components of the Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security in Asia (MYCNSIA) Project of the UNICEF which aim to position nutrition security in the policy and development agenda.

2012

  1. Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE project-Philippines)

    1 May 2012 - 13 December 2016

    The Project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection. The project promotes both bilateral and regional approaches to deal with shared concerns, make regionalism more effective, and enhance the capacity of institutions in ASEAN. The project objectives are in line with the strategic priorities of the ASEAN Labour Ministers Work Programme (2010-2015).

  2. Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE project)

    1 May 2012 - 31 December 2016

    The Project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection.

  3. Promoting the Effective Recognition and Implementation of the Fundamental Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Philippines

    12 March 2012 - 30 June 2014

    This project emanates from observations and concerns expressed by the ILO supervisory bodies regarding difficulties in the exercise of the fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  4. Making Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers - Philippines

    1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The ILO launched efforts to uphold the rights of domestic workers including the Philippines. The “Making Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers” (DOMWORK) project blazed the trail leading the establishment of a network of ILO’s partners including non-government organizations, civil society organizations, the academe, the informal economy workers group, and faith-based organizations.