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. Support to Poverty Reduction and Promotion of Human Rights among the Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines in the Context of Ancestral Domain Development and Protection (Lake Sebu)

    1 April 2006 - 31 December 2008

    The Embassy of Finland through its Local Cooperation Funds (LCF) agreed to support the ILO's three-year project covering Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Mindanao. The project agreement was signed in April 2006. It was a continuation of the collaborative work to extend assistance to indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines by the Embassy of Finland and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2000.

  2. Creating Jobs: capacity building for local resource-based road works in selected districts in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) and Nias

    1 March 2006 - 30 November 2012

    The Project’s development objective is to contribute to the restoration of the rural livelihoods in communities of disaster affected populations in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) and Nias.

  3. The Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP): Lake Sebu, Philippines

    2 January 2006 - 31 December 2010

    Mindanao is known for its colourful indigenous cultural traditions and natural resources. The indigenous peoples of the T’boli and Ubo tribes make up 55 per cent of Lake Sebu’s population.

  4. Education and Skills Training for Youth Employment in Indonesia (EAST)

    1 January 2006 - 31 December 2010

    The EAST project aims to improve employability and capacity for entrepreneurship among young women and men through improved access to high quality, relevant educational and training opportunities, and eventually contribute to the elimination of child labour.

  5. Asian Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration

    1 January 2006 - 30 April 2009

    This programme, which is supported by the European Union, aims to promote dialogue and cooperation related to improved management of labour migration, with a particular emphasis on gender and rights. Its goal is to combat the exploitation and abuse of migrant workers in the Asian region.

  6. Promoting Youth Employment in the Philippines (PYEP)

    1 June 2005 - 31 December 2007

    A Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded project that sought to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for young women and men in the Philippines.

  7. Papua Indigenous Peoples Empowerment (PIPE) Programme: Reducing Poverty and Promoting Peace and Development in Papua and West Papua

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The Project aims to contribute to the overall development of the indigenous peoples by helping them attain greater capacity and self-reliance in reducing poverty, promoting gender equality and strengthening peace and development mechanisms in their villages and communities.

  8. ILO Aceh-Nias Tsunami Response Programme

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The project aims to contribute to international and national efforts to rebuild the people’s livelihood and the provinces’ economies in the post-tsunami period.

  9. Improving Access to Entrepreneurship and Business Management for People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA)

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The two immediate objectives of this project are to improve the livelihoods of PLWHA and their families by improving access to entrepreneurship and business start-up training and to improve the entrepreneurship and business management capabilities of PLWHA by enabling them to identify business opportunities and start a business.

  10. HIV and AIDS and Indonesian Migrant Workers Project

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The main objective of the project is to contribute to the prevention of HIV and AIDS and the reduction of its adverse consequences on social, labour and economic development by addressing HIV and AIDS prevention among migrant workers.

  11. Managing Cross-border Movement of Labour in Southeast Asia

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2010

    The project aims to protect migrant workers by developing a knowledge base on migration issues for policy makers and building up the capacity of governments to manage orderly labour migration. It advocates for sound national labour migration policies, assists with raising migrant workers’ awareness of their rights, helps them access legal systems, promotes low-cost, efficient remittance systems, and supports skills training and enterprise development.

  12. Timor Leste: Skills Training for Gainful Employment Programme (STAGE)

    The ILO STAGE Programme is to reduce poverty and promote economic growth, building national capacity to deliver a demand driven enterprise and skills training, and contributing to the establishment and development of income generating activities within communities.

  13. Protecting Domestic Workers Against Forced Labour and Trafficking

    3 May 2004 - 31 December 2006

    Domestic work is common in the Philippines. Domestic workers are employed in private households, often isolated from their own families and networks. They sweep floors, wash dishes and care for children, but are hidden from the public, for the most part unregistered and poorly covered by labour laws and social protection schemes.

  14. ILO/Korea Partnership Programme

    1 October 2003 - 31 December 2013

    The ILO/Korea Partnership Programme, which has been operational since 2004, works to support the aims of the Asian Decent Work Decade. In particular it focuses on the regional priority areas of competitiveness, productivity and jobs; labour market governance and social protection; and labour migration.

  15. The ILO Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women

    1 September 2003 - 31 October 2008

    Working to Prevent Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation

  16. Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

    1 January 2003 - 1 October 2007

    An ILO methodology for promoting socio-economic development in poor rural communities. It emphasis the central role of knowledge and skills in modern day employment growth and competitiveness and, thereby, also the crucial role of training as part of an integrated package of actions to create new economic and employment opportunities for the poor, the unemployed and the otherwise disadvantaged. It is a tool for poverty reduction not just poverty alleviation.

  17. Strategies and Tools Against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP)

    1 January 2003 - 1 June 2005

    The STEP project aimed to provide better quality of life to informal economy workers and their families through better access to health care.

  18. ILO-IPEC Project in Support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme

    2 September 2002 - 31 August 2007

    The ILO-IPEC Project in support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme is the first and most significant contribution toward the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. It has been designed to leverage resources, and to link up with national and international programmes for the benefit of Filipino boys and girls.

  19. Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (INFRES)

    4 June 2001 - 31 December 2006

    To improve their living conditions, poor people require access to employment and basic goods and services. They can improve their situation through national and local investment in infrastructure that provides jobs.

  20. Project on Community Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development (PROCEED)

    15 January 2001 - 31 December 2003

    The PROCEED project is designed to expand the coverage from individual vocational and enterprise training programmes to organizing communities for purposes of enhancing local economic systems to enhance income-generation and self-employment and to help address the chronic issue of poverty in the conflicted areas in Mindanao.