Programmes and projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Asia Pacific focusing on relief and development challenges. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in each country.

  1. Improved social dialogue, tripartism and better application of basic rights on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    This intervention promotes social dialogue to improve the Philippines’ compliance with national and international labour standards in selected economic zones and is part of an integrated strategy that feeds into policy and legal reforms, including COVID-19 responses.

  2. Trade for Decent Wok: Philippine Component “Promoting social dialogue for improved compliance, better application of International Labour Standards and COVID-19 response"

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project (Trade4DW) in the Philippines is part of the global Trade for Decent Work Project, which was established in 2019 by both the European Commission (EC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help improve labour relations and working conditions, and ensure better application of international labour standards (ILS) in the EU’s trading partner countries, including the Philippines.

  3. Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19

    1 January 2021 - 30 June 2022

    The Rebuilding Better project, supported by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, aims to support women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt more sustainable and resilient business models by strengthening their access to vital support services.

  4. Achieving reduction of child labour in support of education: Programme to reduce the worst forms of child labour in agriculture

    1 October 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Japan through the ILO-Japan Multi-bilateral Programme have partnered to reduce the worst forms of child labour in the agricultural communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The initial target provinces are Maguindanao and Lanao Del Sur.

  5. SDG - Aligned Budgeting to Transform Employment in Mongolia

    1 October 2020 - 31 March 2024

    EU Budget Support (BS) programme aims to address some of the above challenges and to support the Government of Mongolia to implement the national reform agenda and assist the implementation of the Public Finance Management and Employment policies. The EU BS programme and its Technical Assistance project will support the country in delivering sustainable growth and its transformation into a sustainable development model with more productivity, better capacity to respond to and recover from unanticipated crises, and more employment opportunities for all social groups, especially the more vulnerable and disadvantaged.

  6. Improved ability of remittance-dependent communities in the conflict-affected areas to cope with the impact of covid-19 on their livelihoods

    23 September 2020 - 31 March 2022

    The project aims to address pressing needs to create jobs, improve livelihoods and build resilience for remittance dependent communities - especially returned migrants, women & youth.

  7. Protecting Garment Sector Workers: Occupational Safety and Health and Income Support in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    21 September 2020 - 30 October 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic took a dire toll on the global garment industry and its supply chain, posing significant challenges to business continuity and jobs. The export level of Indonesian garment industry in mid of 2020 was down to 60 percent.

  8. Social Dialogue for Constructive Labour Relations, Application of International Labour Standards and Decent Work

    1 September 2020 - 30 November 2021

    This intervention will provide technical capacity building and advisory services to the government, employers’ and workers’ organization in improving government’s conciliation/mediation services, strengthening the culture of social dialogue and cooperation.

  9. Supporting Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic through Targeted Employment-Intensive Emergency Public Works for the Rural Poor and Vulnerable in Timor-Leste

    3 August 2020 - 29 October 2021

    The project supports recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct employment opportunities for the rural poor and vulnerable population through routine road maintenance activities.

  10. Strengthened capacity of member States to ratify and apply international labour standards and to fulfil their reporting obligations

    1 August 2020 - 30 September 2021

    This intervention aims to strengthen constituents’ engagement on compliance with and reporting on international labour standards. It provides specific assistance in follow-up to the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies on the application of ILO conventions on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98).

  11. Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

    1 August 2020 - 31 July 2023

    GOALS programme is aimed at ensuring labour migration is safe, orderly and regular for all women and men from Colombo Process Member States through strengthened collaboration and effective migration governance.

  12. Healthy Socio-Economic Recovery of the Micro and Small Enterprise Sector of Sri Lanka (COVID-19)

    1 July 2020 - 31 March 2021

    Support for Micro and Small enterprises for healthy socio-economic recovery when they start the business under the COVID 19 pandemic

  13. Data as a strategic asset for the organizational development and capacity building of Employer and Business Membership Organizations

    1 July 2020 - 31 December 2021

    Aligned to Outcome 1.1 of the Programme and Budget, the project aims to develop deeper insights into the opportunities for EBMO to position data as a strategic asset and while enhancing organizational capacities to take action.

  14. Strengthening Action against Violence and Harassment with Focus on Sexual Harassment in the World of Work in Nepal

    1 July 2020 - 31 December 2021

    Funded by the Government of Japan, the project aims to promote violence and harassment free workplace in the world of work in Nepal in line with ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).

  15. Immediate UN Response for coherent safeguarding the livelihoods of people made most vulnerable by COVID-19 in Nepal

    1 July - 31 December 2020

    The project is funded by the UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund (COVID-19 MPTF or the Fund) and contributes to government’s early recovery efforts.

  16. Leaving No One Behind in Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response: Technical and Financial Support for the Implementation of the Cash Transfer Scheme for Low-Income Households

    15 May - 30 November 2020

    Funded by UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Funds, the project aims to provide technical and financial support for the implementation of cash transfer scheme in Timor-Leste. UN agencies in Timor-Leste lead by the ILO and UN Women will provide technical support to the Government in designing the most effective, efficient and safe implementation plan for the scheme.

  17. Enhancing Social Protection System: Towards Investments for Results in Nepal

    1 April 2020 - 31 May 2023

    The project is part of the European Union’s global Action on improving synergies between social protection and public finance management (PFM), jointly implemented by the ILO, UNICEF and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), represented in Nepal by We Social Movements (WSM).

  18. Quality apprenticeship and lifelong learning in China

    16 March 2020 - 30 June 2021

    The project aims to collaborate with Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, employers’ and workers’ organizations in China in developing a more responsive skill development system, adapted to labour market changes and technological development, in order to reduce job-skill mismatch highlighted in the labour market need analysis. It consists of three main components: research, capacity building and the adaptation of relevant ILO tools for quality apprenticeship and skill development.

  19. Extending Social Protection to Herders with Enhanced Shock Responsiveness

    1 February 2020 - 31 January 2022

    Acknowledging high risks herders and rural children faced in being left behind, this UN Joint Programme (UNJP) seeks to support national authorities and provincial governments, in closing the social protection gaps for this population, with a particular concern on its role in reducing their vulnerabilities to poverty and extreme climate change. The ILO, FAO, UNFPA and UNICEF in Mongolia, under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator of Mongolia will work closely with the Government of Mongolia, social partners and other relevant stakeholders. The programme results will primarily contribute in achievement of SDG 1.3, 1.5 and 13.1.

  20. UN Joint Programme “Leaving no one behind: Establishing the basis for social protection floors in Lao People's Democratic Republic”

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2021

    The UN Joint Programme will support the Government of Lao PDR to strengthen the national social protection system, through building of national capacities, improvement of public finance management, and piloting of a social assistance programme for pregnant women and newborn children.