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.

  1. Early Economic Recovery: Immediate Income Generation through Emergency Employment - International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC)

    1 January - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC), the International Labour Organization (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 - Department for International Development (DFID)

    1 January - 30 June 2015

    In partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), the International Labour Organization (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 - Government of Japan

    1 January - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Japan, the International Labour Organization (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 - Government of Norway

    1 January - 30 August 2015

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

  5. 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 Labor (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 labour inspectors, enabling the education system and social protection schemes to better address child labour, and ensuring the elimination of child labour in domestic work.

  6. Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers - Safe and Healthy Youth Project

    19 December 2014 - 18 December 2018

    The aim of the project is to improve the occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions of young workers, and promote a culture of prevention. It will focus on young workers aged 15 to 24 years old in the construction, manufacturing and agriculture sectors. The project was granted to the ILO by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL).

  7. Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate

    15 December 2014 - 14 December 2017

    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.

  8. Increasing Public Confidence and Participation in Support of Implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement

    1 December 2014 - 1 May 2016

    The aim for the project is to support the implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement in Mindanao and to share the dividends of peace in areas affected by conflict and displacement within Mindanao, including non-Bangsamoro areas. Implementation on the ground commenced in June 2015.

  9. Developing Strategies on Disaster-resilient Workspace

    1 August 2014 - 30 April 2015

  10. 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 the International Labour Organization's (ILO) 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.

  11. 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 are fundamental human rights. These rights also promote sound labour market governance and can contribute to addressing inequality and poverty. The Philippines has ratified ILO Convention Nos. 87 and 98. However, reports and decisions from the ILO’s supervisory bodies reflect restrictions on the exercise of these rights.

  12. ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Ormoc City

    1 March 2014 - 28 February 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the support of the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, has worked in Ormoc City in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) since March 2014.

  13. ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Northern Cebu

    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 Northern Cebu, in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) since December 2013.

  14. ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): 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 Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) since December 2013.

  15. ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super 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.

  16. ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super 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 Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) since December 2013.

  17. Domestic Workers Empowerment Programme (DWEP)

    1 October 2013 - 31 May 2015

    Domestic Workers Empowerment Programme (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 programme has an overarching message of self-value and empowerment in order to validate the participants as workers and individuals.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)

    16 January 2013 - 31 October 2015

    Through the PLEDGE Programme, the International Labour Organization (ILO) aimed to contribute to confidence and peace building efforts through local economic development and sustainable livelihood creation in conflict affected areas in Mindanao. This was done through the strengthening of organizational capacities, specifically the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), to implement community-based enterprises and supply chains to create more employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups in the communities.