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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Domestic Workers Empowerment Programme (DWEP)

    1 October 2013 - 31 May 2015

    The Domestic Worker Empowerment Programme (DWEP) is a training programme focused developing the financial and technical skills of domestic workers in the Philippines, utilizing the ILO’s peer top peer, activity-based learning methodology.

  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.

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

    16 January 2013 - 31 October 2016

    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.

  8. Nutrition Security and Maternity Protection (NSMP) through Exclusive and Continued Breastfeeding Promotion in the Workplace

    1 January 2013 - 31 August 2015

    The NSMP Project aims to promote exclusive breastfeeding 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.


  1. Gender Mainstreaming in the ILO-Sweden Partnership Agreement in the Philippines

    31 August 2012 - 29 April 2014

    The ILO worked with the government, employers and workers organizations in the Philippines to ensure gender equality in workers' activities, freedom of association and working conditions.

  2. 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).

  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. Community-based Emergency Employment (Cash-for-Work) and Reconstruction Project

    2 January 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The project aimed to implement an employment and livelihood recovery response in the aftermath of the Typhoon Washi and ensure a job-rich recovery process resilient to future natural disasters by applying a climate change adaptation approach.

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

    1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The International Labour Organization (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.


  1. Promoting Decent Work through Integrating Employment in Industrial Policies and Sectoral Strategies in Southeast Asia

    1 July 2011 - 30 June 2012

    As countries across the Asia and the Pacific region recover from the global economic crisis, many countries are looking to strengthen the foundations for a more inclusive and sustainable future through the promotion of job-rich growth. In Indonesia, the Government is taking forward a pro-growth, pro-poor, pro-job and pro-environment development strategy.

  2. ILO/Japan Fund for Building Social Safety Nets in Asia and the Pacific (SSN Fund)

    15 June 2011 - 31 December 2022

    The SSN Fund aims to broaden the use of social safety nets through a wide range of projects to extend existing social security systems, promote occupational safety and health (OSH), develop human resources, strengthen labour inspection, eliminate forced labour and foster entrepreneurship. The Fund also responds to natural disasters by implementing crisis response activities in the affected areas to support disaster recovery.

  3. Programme on HIV and AIDS

    1 June 2011 - 31 December 2012

    People with HIV often suffer from stigma and discrimination. At the workplace, people with HIV often are denied basic employment rights, receive little or no social protection including health insurance coverage for HIV-related illnesses, and discriminated against by their employers and co-employees. HIV incidence rate in the Philippines is pegged at less than 1 per cent.

  4. Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers

    1 February 2011 - 30 November 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), with funding support from the European Union (EU), implements a programme called Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers.


  1. Green Jobs in Asia - Philippines

    1 December 2010 - 30 June 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) works with Philippine counterparts to enhance capacities of workers’ and employers’ organization to contribute fully to the development and implementation of transition measures of green jobs at the national level, including policy frameworks such as the Decent Work Programme, the National Jobs Pact, the Medium-Term Development Plan of the Philippines and the National Climate Change Action Plan.

  2. Inter-Agency Programme to Nurture Peace, Security and Decent Work through Local Development in Conflict Areas of the Philippines (Bondoc Peninsula)

    10 March 2010 - 28 February 2013

    Bondoc Peninsula of Quezon Province is locked in a time-warp. It appears quiet and bucolic until one looks deeper. There are few cows and sheep; commercial activity is rudimentary. Bondoc Peninsula has missed out on development in large part because of conflict.


  1. MDG-Fund Joint Programme on Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition for Children 0-24 Months Old in the Philippines

    2 November 2009 - 30 April 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with other UN partner agencies, promote maternity protection in the workplace. This Joint Programme, with support from the Government of Spain through MDG achievement Fund, seeks to promote the advocacy and interventions that will create enabling environment and encourage women workers and nursing mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding in the formal and informal workplaces in the three Joint Programmes cities in (a) Naga City; (b) Iloilo City; and (c) Zamboanga City.