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.
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 October 2012 - 30 September 2014,
1 June 2012 - 31 December 2016,
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
Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers
1 February 2011 - 31 July 2014, Philippines, India and Viet Nam
The International Labour Organization (ILO), with funding support from the European Union (EU), is to implement a programme called Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers.
1 January - 30 September 2010,
This Norwegian funded programme will contribute to the long-term socio-economic development of participating countries by strengthening enforcement and implementation capacities in the field of labour, improving compliance with labour legislation, and thus, rendering labour inspection more responsive towards the objective to promote social justice and Decent Work, empowering it to address current challenges.
1 January - 30 September 2010,
This Norwegian funded project aims to achieve, amongst other means: strengthening systems for providing sex-disaggregated data in areas related to discrimination, labour market participation rates, childcare and dependant care provision, mapping policy options to help promote formalization of women workers in the informal economy, supporting efforts for more effective policy development for specific vulnerable groups of women, e.g. indigenous women, and sharing tools and lessons from the five target countries through ILO’s Global Gender Network.
1 July 2009 - 31 December 2013,
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.
ILO-INTUC Pilot Project on “Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Organizing, Skills Upgradation and Advocacy
1 May 2009 - 30 April 2010,
A demonstration programme for improving the working and living conditions of domestic workers on a sustainable basis, as well as enhancing capacities in project areas through organizing, skill upgradation and training and advocacy; and to strengthen the capacities of implementing partner unions by organizing unorganized domestic workers as well as networking with various stakeholders.
Subregional Programme on Quality and Decent Work Promotion for Women in South Asia through Prevention of Human Trafficking, Skills Development of Domestic Workers and Gender Capacity Building
1 January 2009 - 30 June 2010,
To prevent labour exploitation and crimes of human trafficking through a rights-based approach; to eliminate abuse and promote decent work for this largely female, uneducated and disadvantaged labour force; and to contribute to the establishment of effective equal employment opportunity mechanisms between ILO constituents and women’s machineries to provide decent work to women and their families in poverty.