Decent work in the Philippines

The primary goal of the ILO is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain Decent Work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Decent Work is the opportunity for productive work in which rights are protected, adequate income is generated, and sufficient social protection is provided. Decent Work is the goal of ILO’s tripartite constituents - governments, workers and employers.

The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Philippines 2020-24 reflects shared priorities of government, workers and employers in the country, focusing on employment, labour market governance and social protection to build back better.

The ILO provides support to its member States in the development of the DWCP aligned with national, social and economic development priorities of different countries, to help move towards making decent work a reality and to sustain tripartite efforts in ways that are appropriate for them.

Priorities in the DWCP are aligned with the Philippine Development Plan and the AmBisyon Natin 2040. It is also anchored on the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Partnership for Sustainable Development of leaving no one behind.

Further information

  1. Decent Work Country Programme Philippines 2020–24

    6 November 2020

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Philippines 2020–24 is an integrated strategic roadmap for national stakeholders to lead and implement inclusive growth in the country. The DWCP is a product of extensive consultations with tripartite constituents, focusing on three priorities: employment, labour market governance and social protection.

  2. Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2024

    11 April 2019

    The new Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2018-2024, featured during the ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila, recognizes that full and productive employment, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue are essential in the achievement of inclusive and sustainable growth. The video presents the decent work situation in the Philippines based on the Decent Work Country Diagnostics published in 2017 and outlines the four key components of the DWCP.

  3. Decent Work Country Programme

    15 September 2016

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) has been established as the main vehicle for delivery of ILO support to the Philippines.

  4. Decent Work and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)

    17 November 2015

    The ILO contributes to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) through the outcome on decent and productive employment for sustained, greener growth and other outcomes to support inclusive, sustainable and resilient development in the Philippines.

  5. Decent Work Country Profile - Philippines

    1 October 2012

    The greatest challenge for the Philippines is to drive the economy to a higher level of growth and job creation. Both real GDP per capita and labour productivity (MDG indicator) barely grew from 1999 to 2002 and it was only in recent years (except during the global financial crisis of 2009) that modest and sustained growth was achieved.

  6. Decent Work Common Agenda

    24 March 2010

    The overall goal of Decent Work is to effect positive change in people’s lives at the national and local levels. In the Philippines, the Decent Work agenda is used to express employment aspirations and policy goals.

  7. Decent Work Caravan

    24 March 2010

    The National Tripartite Advisory Council (NTAC) of the Philippines, identified “localization of Decent Work” as a strategic thrust under its third cycle.

  8. Decent Work Partners

    24 March 2010

  9. Latest ILO Conventions ratified by the Philippines