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.


  1. ILO-DFID Partnership Programme on Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for Women Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East "Work in Freedom"

    20 April 2013 - 31 July 2018

    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 and Jordan) through fair recruitment processes.

  2. ILO-DFID Partnership Programme on Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for Women Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East - NEPAL

    20 April 2013 - 31 July 2018

    The Programme, known as “Work in Freedom”, aims to prevent trafficking of women and girls from Bangladesh, India and Nepal as migrant workers in major destination countries (India, Jordan, and Lebanon). It will empower women and girls economically and socially, ensuring decent work conditions and better wages at both origin and destination countries.

  3. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families

    1 February 2013 - 31 January 2016

    The programme focuses on promoting the decent work for migrant workers worldwide.


  1. Gender Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace (GRRSP)

    1 September 2012 - 31 March 2015

    This is an inter-agency project of FAO, UN Women and ILO with support from the UN Peace Building Fund (PBF) for a duration of 2 ½ years in three districts of Nepal; Kavre, Ramechhap and Sindhuli. The implementation strategy is to address the economic, social and psychological hardships of about 2,000 conflict-affected women and their families through a multi-sectoral approach with a comprehensive activities that integrate multiple sectors with coordination from the relevant line Ministries, civil society, development partners and non-governmental organizations. The project contributes to further strengthen the implementation of national commitments to women’s empowerment and gender equality in the context of peace-building process.

  2. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of Informal Economy in South Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh and India)

    1 September 2012 - 30 June 2017

    The five year project is funded by the Government of Japan and is implemented in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The project will address the problems by facilitating formalization of informal businesses and workers, and discouraging informalization of the formal economy firms and jobs. It will also facilitate a review of the policy and the regulatory incentives and disincentives of formalization/ informalization, and promote growth of formal employment through job-rich growth strategies and integrated formalization assistance in selected Districts and sector in Nepal.

  3. Gender Mainstreaming in the ILO/Norway Partnership Agreement

    1 May 2012 - 31 March 2014

    Through this project GENDER provides support to other ILO departments to help ensure their projects are gender-responsive throughout the project cycle.

  4. Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the World of Work in Brazil, Angola, South Africa India, China (BASIC)

    1 May 2012 - 31 March 2014

    This project aims to tackle sex-based discrimination and promote workplaces where women and men enjoy equal rights and respect, as well as equal opportunities and treatment.

  5. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of the Informal Economy in South Asia

    1 June 2012 - 30 June 2017

    The project aims to facilitate the formalization of some selected sectors in the informal economy and support the discouragement of informalisation of jobs and enterprises in the formal economy.

  6. ILO/ACTRAV Norway Project: Trade Unions for Social Justice in Nepal

    1 January 2012 - 31 December 2015

    ILO/ACTRAV, with support from Norway, has been carrying-out this project in Nepal since early 2007. The ultimate goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of the trade unions in Nepal for effective and active involvement and participation in social dialogue at different levels. The project has been supporting the major trade unions to enhance their capacities in dealing with youth employment, freedom of association and collective bargaining and eliminating child labour.


  1. Support to the Implementation of Nepal's National Master Plan on the Elimination of Child Labour

    1 July 2011 - 30 April 2013

  2. To carry out an HIV and TB risk assessment among street vendors so as to build their capacity in HIV and TB prevention

    1 May 2010 - 31 May 2011

  3. Study the behaviour of returnee sex workers from India to assess its impact on HIV situation and design a package to deliver prevention, treatment and care services

    1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012


  1. Green Jobs in Asia - Nepal

    1 December 2010 - 31 July 2012

    The priority of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Nepal is "the generation of productive employment for building sustained peace". The project on Green Jobs under the Australian Government - ILO Partnership Agreement 2010-2015 aims to assist a limited number of countries, including Nepal in shifting to a low-carbon, environment-friendly economy that helps accelerate the jobs recovery and employment creation, reduce social gaps, support development goals and realize decent work.

  2. Green Jobs in Asia Project

    11 August 2010 - 30 June 2012

    The project aims to assist five Asian countries in shifting to a low-carbon, environmentally friendly and climate resilient economy that helps accelerate the jobs recovery, reduce social gaps, support development goals and realize decent work.

  3. Green Jobs in Asia - Philippines

    1 December 2010 - 30 June 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) works with Philippine counterparts to enhance capacities of workers’ and employers’ organization to contribute fully to the development and implementation of transition measures of green jobs at the national level, including policy frameworks such as the Decent Work Programme, the National Jobs Pact, the Medium-Term Development Plan of the Philippines and the National Climate Change Action Plan.

  4. Employment Creation and Peace Building based on Local Economic Development (EmPLED)

    1 January 2007 - 30 April 2010


  1. Protection of Nepalese Migrant Workers from Forced Labour and Human Trafficking through Better Regulation and Monitoring of Private Recruitment Agencies

    1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010

    The project aims to prevent forced labour and trafficking and to protect the rights of migrant workers. It will enhance the regulation and functioning of private employment agencies, strengthen the capacity of key institutions to ensure effective implementation of legislation and raise awareness among potential migrants of the risks of trafficking and how to avoid them.

  2. Jobs for Peace: 12,500 Youth Employed and Empowered through an Integrated Approach

    1 March 2009 - 31 May 2011

    The project aims to help 12,500 young women and men in self-employment and paid employment in agriculture, off-farm and non-farm activities, through an integrated approach which combines: i) development of community infrastructure; ii) training-cum-production; iii) entrepreneurship development; and iv) empowerment of youth groups; v) cooperatives; vi) access to financial services; and vii) a trust fund for youth-led activities.

  3. ILO ACT/EMP Norway and Netherlands Projects in Nepal

    1 January - 31 December 2009

    In close partnership with the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), ACT/EMP has recently launched two projects in Nepal: (1) Youth Employment and Social Dialogue funded by Norway, and (2) Mainstreaming Tripartism and Product Development for Employers' Organizations, funded by the Netherlands. The primary objectives of these projects are to enhance FNCCI's capacity in implementing various activities related to Decent Work Country Programme for Nepal.


  1. Skills Enhancement for Employment Project (SEEP)

    1 December 2008 - 30 November 2010

    The project is conceptualized under the principles of community based training which promotes income generation and local economic development of disadvantaged groups like Dalits, women, Janajatis. The project is being implemented in five districts -Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Bajhang, and Darchula of Far Western Region of Nepal.