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. Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE)

    1 July 2009 - 31 December 2017,

    The overall objective of SCORE is to assist SMEs in becoming more sustainable through being cleaner, more productive and competitive, as well as providing more sustainable and decent work.


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

    1 June 2012 - 31 December 2016,

  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 - 31 May 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.


  1. 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,

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

    1 June 2014 - 31 December 2015,

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

    1 October 2012 - 18 November 2015,


  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

  2. Converging Against Child Labour: Support for India’s Model

    30 September 2008 - 31 March 2013,

    The project aims at supporting constituents to strengthen an enabling environment and establish convergence-based models for the prevention and elimination of child labour. The project action is mainly at the district level, with work on policy, knowledge enhancement and dissemination, and replication at the state and national levels.


  1. ILO/MOLE Programme on Operationalization of Skills Development Initiative in Selected Clusters in India: Brassware (Moradabad, U.P.); Glassware (Firozabad, U.P.) and Domestic Work (Delhi/NOIDA)

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2011,

    The main objectives of this collaborative programme are to contribute to improving productivity and competitiveness of the cluster by overcoming skills gaps and skills mismatch; improve the mobility, career prospects and employability of workers through skills acquisition, upgrading and/or certification and contribute to the operationalization of GOI’s Skills Development Initiative on a national scale.

  2. Labour-Related Laws and the MSE Growth Trap in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

    1 January 2006 - 30 June 2011,

    Dialogue amongst ILO constituents and other stakeholders on required improvements and simplification of labour-related laws and their implementation leading towards greater job creation potentialities. Three studies in India were conducted on: macro-level analysis of the impact (direct and indirect) of labour laws on MSEs; micro-level assessment of costs and benefits of doing business (labour and non labour laws) on MSEs; and ways of enhancing compliance of labour laws (sanctions and incentives) by MSEs Indian component. Technical Advisory Group guiding preparation of India studies.