Projects

The ILO Office in Nepal operates a wide range of projects focusing on jobs for peace through local economic development, child labour, indigenous peoples, migration, HIV/AIDS, and other development challenges. The Employers’ and Workers’ organizations play an active role in formulating and implementing these projects. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support the implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme in Nepal.

2020

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. Skills Challenge Innovation Call: Finding solutions to skills mismatch

2019

  1. 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.

  2. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) – Phase II

    1 November 2018 - 31 October 2021

    This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries include Hong Kong SAR, Jordan, Nepal, the Philippines, Tunisia and Qatar.

  3. 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.

2018

  1. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) - Phase II - Nepal

    1 November 2018 - 31 October 2021

    The project aims to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices across specific migration corridors.

  2. Migrants Rights and Decent Work Project (MIRIDEW)

    1 October 2018 - 31 August 2021

    The project focuses on strengthening service delivery capacity of diplomatic missions in major destination countries; support Government of Nepal in better prepared and positioned in regional and global migration related fora and reflect back its commitments; and promote new destinations or sectors in existing destinations for low-skilled Nepalese workers.

  3. Work in Freedom, Phase II - Fair recruitment and decent work for women migrant workers in South Asia and the Middle East – Nepal

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2023

    The Work in Freedom is an integrated programme to support mobility by choice among women and girls from destination countries (India, Bangladesh and Nepal) to decent jobs with safety and dignity of workers in destination countries (India, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman and Kuwait) through fair recruitment processes.

2017

  1. Skills for Employment Programme

    1 August 2017 - 31 July 2021

    The project aims to support domestic employment creation, increase productive employment and bring about higher development impacts from labour migration.

  2. Towards fair and sustainable global supply chains: Promoting decent work for invisible workers - Nepal Component

    1 July 2017 - 31 December 2020

    This Japan Government funded project is the second phase of “Way out of Informality in South Asia” (2012-2016). The project aims at promoting approaches that promote decent work at the lower tiers of global supply chains.

  3. Towards Fair and Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Promoting Decent Work for Invisible Workers in South Asia”

    1 July 2017 - 31 December 2020

    The ILO/Japan project “Towards fair and sustainable global supply chains: Promoting formalization and decent work for invisible workers in South Asia” (Sustainable Global Supply Chains in South Asia) aims to contribute to the development of ethical and sustainable global supply chains.

2016

  1. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (Bridge Project)

    1 September 2015 - 2 September 2020

    This project aims to support global and national efforts to combat forced labour under the 2014 ILO Protocol and Recommendation on Forced Labour.

2015

  1. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (The Bridge Project) Nepal

    30 September 2015 - 2 September 2020

    The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the relevant Ministries and stakeholders, to develop, implement and monitor policies and national action plans on forced labour, provide capacity building to improve law enforcement, and support for public awareness campaigns to address all forms of forced labour.

  2. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR)

    1 August 2015 - 31 July 2018

    This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries for pilot projects include Tunisia, Jordan, Nepal and the Philippines.

  3. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) - Philippines

    1 August 2015 - 31 December 2018

    This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries for pilot projects include Jordan, Nepal, Tunisia and the Philippines.

  4. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) - Nepal

    1 August 2015 - 31 July 2018

    The project contributes to the promotion of fair recruitment practices affecting migrant workers globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The countries selected for this project are Nepal, Jordan, Tunisia and the Philippines.

  5. Strengthening the National Rural Transport Program (SNRTP)- Nepal

    1 April 2014 - 31 December 2019

  6. Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance (UNNATI-Inclusive Growth Programme in Nepal)

    1 June 2015 - 31 December 2018

    The project contributes to promote improved advocacy for responsible business development, including rights and good corporate governance in selected four value chains; tea, ginger, milk and cardamom in seven districts of the Eastern Development Region of Nepal.

  7. Emergency Employment Response to Nepal Earthquake-affected Areas: Provision of OSH Equipment for Debris and Landslide Clearance Workers

    22 May - 31 December 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Japan, the Project contributes to enhance the occupational safety and health of the workers enrolled in debris, landslides clearance and road maintenance activities by providing protective clothing and hand tools.