Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Skills training: Tayaba Khanam Era's testimony

    13 July 2021

    Tayaba Khanam Era learned from one of her friends that Khulna Mahila Polytechnic Institute was offering skills courses with support from the ILO’s European Union-funded Skills 21 project. Era chose a graphic design course, which was something she had always dreamed about.

  2. Making a new wave

    30 June 2021

    The growing demand for sea cucumber has paid dividends for Rasakulam and his community, but this burgeoning industry wouldn’t be where it is without some backing.

  3. Fair recruitment benefits Nepali workers in Jordan garment industry

    09 June 2021

    An ILO led initiative that promotes fair recruitment in Nepal, is proving fair recruitment is attainable, achievable and accessible to all.

  4. Strengthening productivity and OSH through ILO SCORE Training ensured survival during crisis

    08 June 2021

    Faced with the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been hard hit. Unprepared and often ill-equipped to deal with the health risks and economic impacts, many were unable to cope with the crisis. Nguyen Phuc Mechanical in Vietnam, facing numerous product quality and productivity challenges, might not have survived the pandemic if it had not invested in SCORE Training before the crisis. Thanks to the improvements implemented in the months preceding the pandemic, the effects of COVID-19 on the company were mitigated.

  5. Tapping into a flood resilient future in Sri Lanka

    03 June 2021

    Hugely valuable both economically and as a part of nature, Kithul (or Fishtail palm) trees support rural livelihoods and increase flood resilience in disaster prone areas of Sri Lanka. ILO is working with rural communities to keep Kithul farmers safe and this important industry alive.

  6. Powering more advanced apprenticeship systems in China

    03 June 2021

    With rapid changes in the labour market and the challenge of COVID-19, the ILO and China are working together to implement quality apprenticeships.

  7. Teamwork begins by building trust

    02 June 2021

    This impact story captures ILO's efforts towards creating a multi-stakeholder platform for achieving SDG Target 8.7

  8. Safety in practice: preventing workplaces from COVID-19

    02 June 2021

    Extending its support beyond the technical advise, ILO-India reached out to workers and enterprises directly to ensure ‘Safety and Health at Workplace during COVID-19’

  9. Social dialogue is a win-win in times of crisis

    05 May 2021

    Social dialogue is a key strategy for management and workers to find win-win solutions. One of the Better Work Indonesia (BWI) participating companies shows the benefits gained from social dialogues for both workers’ welfare and business continuity.

  10. Restarting with resilience

    26 April 2021

    A Value Chain Financing (VCF) model piloted by ILO as part of its COVID-19 response is helping Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) access working capital, and regain their footing