Factsheets on public-private partnerships

  1. ILO Global Business Network on Social Protection Floors

    Today nearly 73 per cent of the world’s population lack access to adequate social protection coverage. The establishment of social protection floors (SPFs) requires a strong political will from the government and social partners, and private sector enterprises can help promote them. There are many reasons why private-sector companies and their representative business associations may wish to be involved in discussions on balanced and sustainable public social protection policies and their implementation at the country level.

  2. Rebuilding Haiti: Debris Management, Reconstruction and Employment Promotion after the 2010 Earthquake

    The devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010 in Haiti affected more than 3 million people. Up to 160,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake, which measured a disastrous 7.0 on the Richter scale, destroying parts of the Haitian capital Port-Au-Prince and surrounding areas. With thousands of people left homeless and unemployed, the earthquake led to an estimated economic loss of US$ 7.9 billion, exacerbating an already feeble national economy. Survivors were also exposed to serious health and environmental hazards. With a country left in ruins, building material for reconstruction was hard to come by, and the best way to manage the debris was to reuse the earthquake rubble. To effectively rebuild the country, there was a need to create and develop skills for recycling and transforming debris for reconstruction.

  3. French multinational enterprises, corporate social responsibility and Social Protection Floors (SPF): Public-Private Partnership

    Social protection floors (SFP) are nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees that should ensure that all in need have access to essential health care and to basic income security. They are a key area of work for the ILO. As part of the ILO’s initiatives to implement social protection floors in emerging and developing countries and its partnership with GIP SPSI (the French government agency responsible for social protection) in this area, an informal meeting was organized with representatives of French companies with significant international market share and interest in social protection issues as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy.

  4. Decent Work: An Alliance for the Future - South-South and Triangular Cooperation in ILO public-private partnerships

    As a growing form of partnership, South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) is playing an increasingly important role in the ILO’s public-private partnerships. Southern partners, with similar experience in development, bring particularly relevant and helpful experience in assisting the development of the Global South. In 2005, the Government of Brazil and the ILO initiated systematic horizontal cooperation in the field of combating child labour within Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. Since then the ILO has more formally strengthened its role as a bridge between development partners of the South. Until mid-2015, several SSTC projects were concluded among the public private partnerships in place.

  5. Decent Work: An Alliance for the Future - Public-private partnerships with universities, knowledge and research centres

    The International Labour Organization is increasingly seen as the global centre for technical expertise and as an authority in the areas of labour statistics, research, analysis and policy advice. Knowledge-related publicprivate partnerships play an important role in sustaining the ILO’s role as the lead organization in the world of work.

  6. Improving productivity and competitiveness through labour law compliance in Pakistan's textile sector: Public-Private Partnership

    Realising the economic and employment implications of non-compliance for Pakistan, the national Government has developed an International Labour Standard (ILS) Compliance and Reporting Programme to improve workplace practices in the textile industry together with the ILO. The programme will ensure the application of labour laws through the active engagement of the textile industry in order to guarantee the continuity of Pakistan’s exports to the global market.

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    Improving working conditions and promoting competitiveness in global supply chains: The ILO/IFC Better Work Programme: Public-Private Partnership

    Better Work is an innovative partnership between the International Labour Organization, the International Finance Corporation, and as at December 2013, 22 buyer partners and 827 factories employing 966,762 women and men. The programme plays a significant role in helping international buyers uphold their commitment to comply with international core labour standards and national labour laws, and to continuously improve their global supply chains.

  8. Job evaluation and design of an occupational certification process in the construction industry - Uruguay: Public-Private Partnership

    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) embarked on an initiative entitled “Job evaluation and design of an occupational certification process in the construction industry”.

  9. Social dialogue and industrial relations in Morocco: Public-Private Partnership

    The OCP Group (Office Chérifien des Phosphates) is the largest company in the country. In 2010, products of phosphates and their derivatives accounted for nearly a quarter of Moroccan exports by value, approximately 3.5 per cent of GDP. Morocco’s national phosphates company is the world’s leading exporter of phosphates and employs more than 18,000 staff. OCP engaged in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) in Turin to develop tailor-made training activities to strengthen the negotiation skills of their management and workers' representatives.

  10. Empowering unions and strengthening the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour in the Better Work Programme: Public-Private Partnership

    The partnership is supporting workers’ organizations within Better Work – a multi-country innovative partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation aimed at improving compliance with national labour law and core labour standards while enhancing business competitiveness. This project supports Better Work Viet Nam in particular.

  11. Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) at work in Mozambique: Public-Private Partnership

    Since 2006 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting stakeholders in the world of work to better respond to HIV and AIDS in Mozambique. Actions encompass scaling up access to HIV prevention and care through the workplace, increasing the demand for VCT, taking into account the gender-specific needs of women and men, and economically empowering women, young people and people working in the informal economy who are particularly vulnerable to HIV.

  12. Preventing HIV in Ethiopia: The MULU Worksites Project: Public-Private Partnership

    The MULU Worksites project is a USAID/PEPFAR-funded project managed by World Learning Ethiopia in partnership with FHI 360, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The project seeks to implement gender-responsive workplace HIV combination prevention programmes that will strengthen the HIV response in large-scale workplaces employing over 500 persons. Construction, agriculture, leather, cement, mining and manufacturing sectors are a vital entry point for combination prevention, as they employ women and men engaged in high-risk behaviours such as commercial and transactional sex, and multiple concurrent partnerships.

  13. HIV prevention, care and treatment at work in Indonesia: Public-Private Partnership

    The ILO has been working closely with its constituents to implement workplace programmes on HIV prevention, care and support, and to prevent HIV employment-related stigma and discrimination.

  14. Economically empowering the HIV-vulnerable population along transport corridors in Tanzania: Public-Private Partnership

    Since 2011 the ILO has managed an HIV and AIDS vulnerability reduction programme along Tanzania’s transport corridors of Chalinze, Ilula, Mafinga, Makambako, Tunduma and Kyela. This innovative approach reduces the impact of the epidemic by focusing on members of the local communities lying along these transport corridors. The economic empowerment and gender equality approach, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), provides skills and resources through the Innovation Fund to beneficiaries to help them start or improve their business, and to form groups and cooperatives to improve their livelihoods, thereby reducing their vulnerability to HIV and AIDS.

  15. Empowering HIV-vulnerable people along transport corridors in Zimbabwe: Public-Private Partnership

    Since 2011 the ILO has established a programme along the transport corridors in Chirundu, Kotwa, Nyamapanda, Beitbridge and Ngundu that provides HIV prevention and care services for transport workers and populations operating along these corridors, and business-related services that enable vulnerable populations to start or improve their business, form cooperatives and access funds to improve their resilience to the impacts of HIV.

  16. Comprehensive approach to improving workplace nutrition in Chile: Public-Private Partnership

    Workplace health promotion programmes, especially those on nutrition, are part of a comprehensive occupational safety and health policy. In 2005 the results of a global study on good practices in providing food at work were published by the ILO, entitled: “Food at Work: Workplace solutions for malnutrition, obesity and chronic diseases”. The study shows that workplace meal programmes providing convenient access to healthy food can help prevent micronutrient deficiencies and chronic diseases, including obesity and diabetes.

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    Reducing HIV vulnerability in Zambia through economic empowerment: Public-Private Partnership

    To create gainful employment as an avenue for economic empowerment and, eventually, to reduce vulnerability to HIV and AIDS, the ILO signed and ratified a Corridor Economic Empowerment Innovation Fund (CEEIF) grant with Cavmont Bank in Zambia, kick-starting a public-private partnership in Zambia. The project is linked to the ILO’s Corridor Economic Empowerment Project (CEEP) to reduce HIV vulnerability along the main transport corridors in Southern Africa.

  18. HIV Prevention and Care in India: Public-Private Partnership

    Partnerships are at the forefront of all ILO activities in the field of HIV and the world of work. The success of the ILO in reaching thousands of workers at risk of, or otherwise affected by HIV, can be attributed to its strong collaboration with a large number of bilateral and multilateral partners.

  19. The Global Compact and Safety and Health - Improving Occupational Safety and Health in the Supply Chain: Public-Private Partnership

    This public-private partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO), Volkswagen (VW) and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), covered Brazil, Mexico and South Africa, with the overall aim of establishing and implementing national OSH action programmes in the VW supply chain.

  20. Strategic HIV/AIDS Response in Enterprises (SHARE): Public-Private Partnership

    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 behaviours among workers in selected economic sectors, especially those that might be more vulnerable to HIV due to working and related living conditions.