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    ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard

    The Dashboard gives financial and documentary data on ILO’s Extra-budgetary Technical Cooperation (XBTC) projects and on Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) programmes.
    This online portal provides both financial and documentary information on the general allocation of ILO project funds and project activities since 2005, the earliest project information available when the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) was first implemented in the ILO. RBSA programmes were introduced in the 2008-2009 biennium, so RBSA information is available from its inception in 2008.


  1. Labour force survey

    ILO to help Brunei upgrade labour market data

    09 April 2014

    Brunei Darussalam’s first labour force survey is to be carried out in 2014, as part of a new project that will pave the way for a comprehensive national labour market information system.

  2. PARDEV Newsletter No. 40

    2013 in review

    04 April 2014

    Covers the International Labour Conference, trends in funding, South-South and triangular cooperation, key publications,new information systems, Public-Private partnerships and more.

  3. Press release

    EU, ILO and IOM join forces to promote ethical recruitment

    02 April 2014

    Many migrants continue to be exposed to the risk of being lured into exploitative employment by unscrupulous brokers. The ILO, IOM and the EU convene Asian recruitment agencies in Manila to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of the industry.

  4. News item

    Kuwait contributes US$500,000 to support ILO activities in the occupied Palestinian territory

    01 April 2014

    The State of Kuwait grants the ILO half a million US dollars bringing the State’s total contributions dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States to US$3 million since 2009.

  5. Publication

    A partnership to combat child labour in the chocolate and cocoa industry

    21 March 2014

    This partnership in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire between the ILO and a number of companies in the chocolate and confectionery industry seeks to eliminate child labour and to ensure workforce continuity in cocoa growing farms by younger generations. The partnership contributes to the implementation of the 2010 Framework of Action to Support Implementation of the Harkin-Engel Protocol on child labour in cocoa, and addresses the multiple causes of child labour, such as household poverty, the reliance of families on their children’s income, and the lack of access to education.

  6. Publication

    Reducing the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Tobacco-Growing Communities in Brazil, Malawi and Zambia

    21 March 2014

    Brazil, Malawi and Zambia are among the largest producers of tobacco worldwide. A combination of factors, however, such as the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, cultural acceptance of child labour, and the accepted distribution and use of land, have exacerbated the incidence of child labour in these countries.

  7. Publication

    Enhancing Zambian SME’s competitiveness and access to finance

    21 March 2014

    Between 2010 and 2012 The African Development Bank (AfDB) supported a national programme that provided loans to selected SMEs through a number of commercial banks in the country. Crucial to this overall programme was the provision of technical assistance to commercial banks and business development service providers to help them better meet the needs of SMEs, particularly women-owned and managed SMEs.

  8. Publication

    Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED) in South Africa: The Abafazi Incubator Project

    21 March 2014

    The WED programme focuses on establishing an enabling environment for women’s entrepreneurship initiatives through increasing their access to service providers while improving income-generation, productivity and competitiveness. This is achieved through building the capacity of governments, employers’ organizations, trade unions, and civil society organizations to support women entrepreneurs at growth stages.

  9. Publication

    Factsheet: ILO in fragile situations

    21 March 2014

    Working in partnership with countries in fragile situations is a priority for the ILO. The significance of Decent Work for peacebuilding and recovery has been highlighted through recent initiatives such as the conclusion of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. Over the past decade the ILO has been active in more than 38 fragile and conflict-affected states including all of the 18 member countries of the g7+ group. This factsheet offers key background information on the ILO's work in such situations, focusing on major recent programmes that have helped transform countries recovering from extreme hardship into resilient and functioning States.

  10. Fragile States and post-crisis recovery and reconstruction

    ILO signs agreement with g7+ group of fragile States

    21 March 2014

    On 20 March 2014, during a High-Level Meeting on Decent Work in Fragile States, the ILO and the g7+ group signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a partnership for cooperation in job creation, skills development, social protection, SSTC, migration, and labour market monitoring.

  11. Publication

    The ILO and Public-Private partnerships: Backgrounder

    21 March 2014

    This backgrounder provides factual information about the ILO's programme of Public-Private partnerships

  12. Publication

    The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour join forces to combat child labour

    20 March 2014

    The partnership connects the 40 million-strong Scout Movement with the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), in particular with its Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media programme (SCREAM). SCREAM is an education and social mobilization initiative that empowers children and youth by equipping them with knowledge and skills to participate actively in the campaign against child labour and for social change.

  13. Publication

    Job evaluation and design of an occupational certification process in the construction industry

    20 March 2014

    In coordination with employers’ and workers’ representatives, and funded by the Fondo Social de la Construcción, the ILO Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (ILO-CINTERFOR) commenced an initiative entitled “Job evaluation and design of an occupational certification process in the construction industry”.

  14. Publication

    Strategic HIV/AIDS Response in Enterprises

    20 March 2014

    The ILO’s Strategic HIV/AIDS Response in Enterprises (SHARE) taps into the resources of the public and private sectors for the benefit of workers, their families, and enterprises – not to mention national economies. SHARE’s principal objectives are to help overcome HIV employment-related discrimination and to prevent HIV by reducing risky behaviour among workers in selected economic sectors, especially those that might be more vulnerable to HIV due to working and related living conditions.

  15. Publication

    A Public-Private Partnership to economically empower HIV-vulnerable populations along transport corridors in Zimbabwe

    20 March 2014

    Zimbabwe is among the countries in sub-Saharan Africa worst affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic. A partnership has been established between the ILO, the Small Enterprise Development Corporation of Zimbabwe (SEDCO), multiple private sector partners such as the Post Office Savings Bank, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Zimbabwe, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), to address the challenge.

  16. Publication

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprise

    20 March 2014

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is a practical training and in-factory counseling programme that improves productivity and working conditions in SMEs. The product demonstrates best international practice in the manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs to participate in global supply chains.

  17. Publication

    Masters Courses for Social Policy Financing and Social Policy Design, Public Policy and Human Development Master Programme specializations at Maastricht University

    20 March 2014

    Depending on the state of economic development, individual countries redistribute between 5 and 30 per cent of GDP through national social protection schemes (social assistance schemes, social insurance schemes, health benefits, pension and short-term cash benefits). Redistributive machines of such an order of magnitude need to be designed, adjusted, reformed, monitored and managed by highly qualified social protection specialists and managers.

  18. Publication

    Multi-regional Project on Strengthening the World of Work Response on HIV and AIDS

    20 March 2014

    The ILO is the lead UN agency for HIV and AIDS policies and programmes in the world of work and private sector mobilization. The ILO programme on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work plays a key role in the global HIV responses through workplaces. This project, the second phase of a partnership between OFID and the ILO, contributed to the reduction of HIV incidence among individuals through effective world of work responses in eleven countries.

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