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. Promotion of Indigenous Peoples' Rights in the Constitution Making and State-reform Process in Nepal

    22 October 2008 - 21 April 2010

    The project aims to support meaningful consultation and participation of indigenous peoples’ organizations in the constitution-making process, and to strengthen the capacity of key policy making institutions to integrate ILO Convention No. 169 in the state-reform process. Nepal ratified Convention No. 169 in September 2007, only the second country in Asia and the Pacific Region.

  2. Employment Creation for People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV)

    1 October 2008 - 30 November 2009

    In Nepal the estimated HIV positive in the country, according to UNAIDS is 72,000-75,000. If we analyze the reported data of about 9,000 HIV positive, approximately 94 per cent belong to the productive age group of 15-49. The HIV programmes should effort therefore focus on ensuring continuation of job after the identification of HIV status as well as creation of employment opportunities for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) who are unemployed for various reasons.

  3. Opening a New Front in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Prevention for Migrant Workers

    1 October 2008 - 31 October 2009

    A major AIDS epidemic in Nepal can only be prevented through a strategic response targeting those population groups who are particularly at risk and vulnerable to HIV. In line with the priorities set out in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2006-2011, it is therefore crucially important to enhance HIV prevention efforts among migrant workers.

  4. Nepal Labour Force Survey (II)

    2 June 2008 - 31 December 2009

    The 2nd Nepal Labour Force Survey is conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, with the technical assistance from ILO and financial support from UNDP. The survey covers the basic system of labour statistics according to the ILO standards, including employment, unemployment and underemployment and their associated characteristics. The survey results will be used by Nepal, international organizations, academic society etc for policy formulation and planning.


  1. Employment Creation and Peace Building through Local Economic Development (EmPLED)

    1 May 2007 - 30 April 2010

    Funded by the Government of Netherlands, the project focuses on: (1) building capacity for the Local Economic Development (LED) Forum members and the Ministry of Local Development to sustain and expand LED process momentum; (2) creating jobs through employment intensive infrastructure and value chain upgrading programmes; (3) encouraging entrepreneurship and a culture of enterprise.

  2. ILO/ACTRAV Norway Project in Nepal

    1 January 2007 - 30 April 2010

    ILO/ACTRAV launched this project in Nepal since early 2007. The primary objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of the trade unions in Nepal as well as support their participation in social dialogue at different levels.


  1. ILO/IPEC Project on Sustainable Elimination of Child Bonded Labour in Nepal (SECBL – II)

    1 September 2006 - 15 September 2010

    The project is designed to support the bonded (child) labour among the additionally identified freed Kamaiyas and Haruwa/Charuwa system in agriculture in Nepal. It includes five districts of far and mid western Terai regions and three districts of central and eastern Terai regions. It focuses on the prevention, withdrawal and rehabilitation, including income generation and vocational training to these children and their families in Kailali and Kanchanpur, Bardia, Banke and Dang, Saptari, Siraha and Dhanusa.

  2. Labour-Related Laws and the MSE Growth Trap in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

    1 January 2006 - 30 June 2011

    Dialogue amongst ILO constituents and other stakeholders on required improvements and simplification of labour-related laws and their implementation leading towards greater job creation potentialities. Three studies in India were conducted on: macro-level analysis of the impact (direct and indirect) of labour laws on MSEs; micro-level assessment of costs and benefits of doing business (labour and non labour laws) on MSEs; and ways of enhancing compliance of labour laws (sanctions and incentives) by MSEs Indian component. Technical Advisory Group guiding preparation of India studies.


  1. International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme

    1 May 2004 - 1 May 2007

    Aimed to reduce the levels of workplace stigma and discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS and the risk behaviors of workers and their family members from targeted workplaces.