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. Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN)

    1 February 2016 - 30 September 2018

    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. This project will support the Philippines in harnessing international trade, providing more opportunities for decent work within the country and raising the number of workers who are productively employed.

  2. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR)

    1 August 2015 - 31 July 2018

    This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries for pilot projects include Jordan, Nepal, Tunisia and the Philippines.

  3. 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.

  4. Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work 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 in the country. It targets 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).

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Developing Strategies on Disaster-resilient Workspace

    1 August 2014 - 30 April 2015

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Integrated Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan-affected Communities - Government of Japan

    21 March 2014 - 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Emergency and Recovery Support to Restart Livelihoods, Income Generation and Food Self-sufficiency in Leyte Province - Department for International Development

    3 February 2014 - 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.

  13. Generating Emergency Employment and Recovering Sustainable Livelihoods - Government of Norway

    20 January 2014 - 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.

  14. Early Economic Recovery: Immediate Income Generation through Emergency Employment - International Maritime Employers Council

    6 January 2014 - 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.