The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi) operates a wide range of programmes and projects in the sub-region focusing on relief and development challenges. Details of each programme and project can be found below.


  1. ILO-DFID Partnership Programme on Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for Women Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East "Work in Freedom"

    20 April 2013 - 15 March 2018,

    The project aims to prevent the trafficking of women and girls in South Asia to the Middle East, especially garment workers and domestic workers.


  1. SCORE Phase II - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises Programme

    1 October 2013 - 31 December 2017,

    The overall objective of the programme is to assist Small & Medium Enterprises to become more sustainable through being cleaner, more productive and competitive, and contribute in creation of more and better quality jobs in the economy.


  1. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of the Informal Economy in South Asia

    1 June 2012 - 31 December 2016,

    The project aims to facilitate the formalization of some selected sectors in the informal economy and support the discouragement of informalisation of jobs and enterprises in the formal economy.

  2. Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact

    1 June 2013 - 30 September 2016,

    The Project aims to promote the management of labour migration from South Asia, to ensure effective protection of the rights of vulnerable migrant workers, enhance the development impact of labour migration and reduce irregular flows.

  3. Formalizing Employment in Domestic Work: Converging Systems for Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    1 August 2014 - 30 April 2016,

    ILO is taking a sector-based approach to achieve legal recognition, social security provisions, and organizational rights for the domestic workers, and eventually to formalize the employment relationship in domestic work sector.


  1. Strengthening Labour Administration and Labour Inspection Services in India

    1 May 2014 - 31 December 2015,

    Through this Norwegian-funded project, the ILO is assisting constituents in India to strengthen and modernize their labour administration and inspection to enhance their overall effectiveness and impact.

  2. Testing methodologies to support informal economy workers and small producers to combat hazardous child labour in their own sectors (India Component with IndustriALL Global)

    1 January - 31 December 2015,

    The project aims to build the capacity of informal economy workers to address hazardous child labour.

  3. Building a Social Protection Floor (SPF) in India

    1 June 2014 - 31 December 2015,

    The project aims to enable ILO’s tripartite partners to develop policies to expand or reorient the existing social security provisions and schemes to benefit more people.

  4. ILO / World Bank / Government of India Agreement – Technical Support on Rural Roads Maintenance

    1 October 2012 - 18 November 2015,

    The ILO will provide technical assistance for developing and launching innovative and sustainable employment intensive rural roads maintenance systems for the project.


  1. Reducing Vulnerability to Bondage in India through Promotion of Decent Work

    1 March 2011 - 30 November 2013,

    The overall objective of the project is to bring significant reduction in household vulnerability to bondage in India through an integrated approach to promote Decent Work