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. Advancing Workers' Rights in Indonesia's Palm Oil Sector

    7 September 2019 - 27 August 2021

    The overall objective of the project is to ensure that Indonesian unions in the palm oil supply chain effectively advocate for their members’ access to fundamental workers’ rights, in particular freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  2. Unemployment Protection In Indonesia – Quality Assistance For Workers Affected By Labour Adjustments (UNIQLO)

    1 August 2019 - 31 July 2021

    The ILO/UNIQLO project is a unique public private partnership that aims to strengthen support mechanisms for unemployed workers in Indonesia by designing an effective employment insurance (EI) system, expanding re-skilling training and improving public employment services.

  3. International Labour Standard for Decent Work Project (DWCP Outcome 3.3)

    15 July 2019 - 31 December 2021

    International labour standards (Conventions and Recommendations and other instruments) as a means of achieving social justice for all people in Afghanistan, and maintaining peace, through decent and productive work and life-sustaining incomes.

  4. Strengthening research and actuarial services in the Thailand Social Security Office (SSO)

    1 July 2019 - 31 December 2023

    The overall objective of the project is build up actuarial and research capacities within the Thailand Social Security Office.

  5. ILO actuarial support for countries and institutions in Asia-Pacific

    1 July 2019 - 31 December 2023

    The ILO Regional Actuarial Services facility partners with institutions to deliver actuarial services and build up local expertise to strengthen internal actuarial capacities and resources.

  6. Improving China’s Institutional Capacity towards Universal Social Protection

    1 July 2019 - 30 June 2022

    The project is funded by the European Union under the EU’s Partnership Instrument “EU-China Cooperation on Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.”

  7. Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia

    31 May 2019 - 30 June 2021

    The project aims to contribute to the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy in Asia and the Pacific region.

  8. Asia Regional Child Labour Programme - Nepal

    2 May 2019 - 30 September 2023

    The Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC) aims to reduce vulnerability to child labour and enhance protection of children from exploitation in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Pakistan to contribute to the eradication of child labour, particularly its worst forms.

  9. Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC)

    2 May 2019 - 30 September 2023

    The Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC) aims to reduce vulnerability to child labour and enhance protection of children from exploitation in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Pakistan to contribute to the eradication of child labour, particularly its worst forms.

  10. The Asia Regional Child Labour (ARCL) Programme

    1 May 2019 - 30 October 2023

    Funded by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, (UK), the ARCL Programme aims at assisting the ILO constituents and other stakeholders in Pakistan to eliminate child labour in particular the worst forms of child labour, which in turn contributes to the achievement of SDG 8.7 by 2025.

  11. Improvement of Water Supply Equipment Management Capacity for the Establishment of Peace in Mindanao

    1 April 2019 - 31 March 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Japan have partnered to provide jobs and to promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

  12. Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth (InSIGHT) Phase 2 - Philippines

    15 March 2019 - 28 February 2022

    The ILO InSIGHT Project with the Government of Japan will focus on a skills-driven approach as a sustainable pathway to support and maintain inclusive growth.

  13. Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase 2 - Indonesia

    14 February 2019 - 28 February 2022

    The InSIGHT Phase 2 Project aims to explore and prove that a skills-driven approach is an appropriate ‘pathway’ to deliver inclusive growth in Asia.

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    Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase 2

    14 February 2019 - 28 February 2022

    The InSIGHT Phase 2 Project aims to explore and prove that a skills-driven approach is an appropriate ‘pathway’ to deliver inclusive growth in Asia.

  15. Enhancing protection and empowerment of migrants and communities affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji)

    1 February 2019 - 31 January 2022

    The projects overall goal is to contribute towards the protection and empowerment of communities that are adversely affected by or at‐risk of being affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region, focusing specifically on climate change‐related migration, displacement and planned relocation.

  16. Increased capacities of employers’ and workers’ organizations to participate effectively in the development of social and labour policy (Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu)

    1 February 2019 - 1 February 2021

    This project, “Building bipartite social dialogue and action to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) achievement, and especially the just transition to environmental sustainability through Decent Work”, responds to mitigating the impact that climate change induced disasters have on achieving Decent Work and SDGs.

  17. Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia

    15 January 2019 - 14 January 2022

    The Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project funded by the Government of Sweden, provides concrete follow-up to the resolution adopted in 2016 by the International Labour Conference concerning decent work in global supply chains.

  18. Promotion of Decent Work Opportunities for the Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable Segments of Society

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2021

    Decent Work is a measure to reduce poverty and inequalities in the society. This project proposed three distinct sets of interventions to promote decent work opportunities in Pakistan for vulnerable groups including Child and Bonded Labourers in Brick Kiln Sector, Social Protection; and engaging Pakistani diaspora in Italy.

  19. Constituents and stakeholders, provincial, and local levels have promoted more and better jobs, especially for young women, men and disadvantaged groups

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

    The project focuses on addressing the constraints related to growth, job creation and fostering small and medium enterprises through specific policy, supporting institutions, capacity building, specific financial products, information and technology and improving labour relations.

  20. Trade for Decent Work Project

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2021

    The project supports the effective implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the EU- Viet Nam free trade agreement (EVFTA), contributing to sustainable global trade with social justice. It is part of the global project “Trade for Decent Work” supporting a number of target countries, including Viet Nam.