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. The Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP): Caraga Region

    15 June 2009 - 31 December 2013

    The ILO works with indigenous peoples through enabling policies that engage them in exercising a full range of rights, including those delineated in the Philippine Constitution, the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) and the nation’s medium-term development plans.

  2. Greener Business Asia

    1 June 2009 - 31 December 2014

    Building capacity to achieve greener workplaces and sustainable enterprises through worker-employer cooperation.

  3. Promotion of Equality and Decent Work for Women: Prevention of Human Trafficking, Protection of Domestic Workers and Capacity Building for Gender Equality

    31 March 2009 - 30 April 2010

    Funded by the Government of Norway, ILO works with social partners in supporting DWCP outcomes through a programme that has contributed to the prevention of human trafficking, the protection of domestic workers and capacity building for gender equality.

  4. ILO-EEC Return and Reintegration Project Going Back-Moving On: Economic and Social Empowerment of Migrants including Victims of Trafficking Returned from the EU and its Neighbouring Countries

    1 February 2009 - 31 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization-European Economic Community (ILO-ECC) Project serves as the response of the ILO to the plight of Thai and Filipino migrants.


  1. MDG-F Joint Programme on Climate Change Adaptation: Climate Resilient Farming Communities in Agusan del Norte through Innovative Risk Transfer Mechanisms

    1 December 2008 - 30 December 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) works with UN agency, local and national partners to help communities to access resources and reduce risk to disasters triggered by climate change. The project explores risk transfer mechanisms including revolving funds and insurance schemes, and assists farmers to diversify their livelihood base and reduce risk exposure.


  1. Economic and Social Empowerment of Returned Victims of Trafficking in the Philippines and Thailand: The Philippine Component

    1 May 2006 - 31 May 2009

    The project aimed to contribute to the reduction of trafficking in children and women for sexual and labour exploitation in Asia, through support to a humane reintegration process of returned trafficked victims back to their countries of origin.

  2. Support to Poverty Reduction and Promotion of Human Rights among the Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines in the Context of Ancestral Domain Development and Protection (Lake Sebu)

    1 April 2006 - 31 December 2008

    The Embassy of Finland through its Local Cooperation Funds (LCF) agreed to support the ILO's three-year project covering Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Mindanao. The project agreement was signed in April 2006. It was a continuation of the collaborative work to extend assistance to indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines by the Embassy of Finland and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2000.

  3. The Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP): Lake Sebu, Philippines

    2 January 2006 - 31 December 2010

    Mindanao is known for its colourful indigenous cultural traditions and natural resources. The indigenous peoples of the T’boli and Ubo tribes make up 55 per cent of Lake Sebu’s population.


  1. Promoting Youth Employment in the Philippines (PYEP)

    1 June 2005 - 31 December 2007

    A Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded project that sought to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for young women and men in the Philippines.


  1. Protecting Domestic Workers Against Forced Labour and Trafficking

    3 May 2004 - 31 December 2006

    Domestic work is common in the Philippines. Domestic workers are employed in private households, often isolated from their own families and networks. They sweep floors, wash dishes and care for children, but are hidden from the public, for the most part unregistered and poorly covered by labour laws and social protection schemes.


  1. Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

    1 January 2003 - 1 October 2007

    An ILO methodology for promoting socio-economic development in poor rural communities. It emphasis the central role of knowledge and skills in modern day employment growth and competitiveness and, thereby, also the crucial role of training as part of an integrated package of actions to create new economic and employment opportunities for the poor, the unemployed and the otherwise disadvantaged. It is a tool for poverty reduction not just poverty alleviation.

  2. Strategies and Tools Against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP)

    1 January 2003 - 1 June 2005

    The STEP project aimed to provide better quality of life to informal economy workers and their families through better access to health care.


  1. ILO-IPEC Project in Support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme

    2 September 2002 - 31 August 2007

    The ILO-IPEC Project in support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme is the first and most significant contribution toward the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. It has been designed to leverage resources, and to link up with national and international programmes for the benefit of Filipino boys and girls.


  1. Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (INFRES)

    4 June 2001 - 31 December 2006

    To improve their living conditions, poor people require access to employment and basic goods and services. They can improve their situation through national and local investment in infrastructure that provides jobs.

  2. Project on Community Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development (PROCEED)

    15 January 2001 - 31 December 2003

    The PROCEED project is designed to expand the coverage from individual vocational and enterprise training programmes to organizing communities for purposes of enhancing local economic systems to enhance income-generation and self-employment and to help address the chronic issue of poverty in the conflicted areas in Mindanao.


  1. Vocational Training and Enterprise Development

    15 July 1998 - 31 December 2000

    The Project is one of the various components of the a SPCPD-NEDA-UN Multi-donor Assistance Programme. It is funded by the governments of Soain and Belgium. It was designed specifically to support the three-year peace agreement between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).


  1. Interregional Programme to Support Self-Reliance of Indigenous and Tribal Communities through Cooperatives and Other Self-Help Organizations (INDISCO)

    3 January 1994 - 31 December 2007

    The ILO worked with indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines through a cooperative development programme, an Interregional Programme to Support Self-reliance of Indigenous and Tribal Communities through Cooperatives and other Self-help Organizations (INDISCO), to support application of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 189).


  1. A Pilot Project on Child Workers Engaged in Scavenging in Metro Manila

    1 August 1989 - 31 December 1991

    The pilot project is a technical cooperation programme between the Philippine Government and the International Labour Organization, implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment. The project has tested a programmatic and organizational approach to address the problems of child workers in the pilot site.