Programmes and projects

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines operates a wide range of programmes and projects. Details of each programme and project can be found below.

2021

  1. Young Futuremakers Thailand – Promoting Youth Employability

    2 February 2021 - 30 April 2022

    The Young Futuremakers Thailand project is part of the Futuremakers by Standard Chartered initiative and aims to support youth in the labour market, in particular disadvantaged young women and young persons with disabilities, through the provision of demand-led technical skills training, employability training, career guidance and job placements.

  2. Improved social dialogue, tripartism and better application of basic rights on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    This intervention promotes social dialogue to improve the Philippines’ compliance with national and international labour standards in selected economic zones and is part of an integrated strategy that feeds into policy and legal reforms, including COVID-19 responses.

  3. Trade for Decent Work Project

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project (Trade4DW) in the Philippines is part of the global Trade for Decent Work Project, which was established in 2019 by both the European Commission (EC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help improve labour relations and working conditions, and ensure better application of international labour standards (ILS) in the EU’s trading partner countries, including the Philippines.

  4. Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19

    1 January 2021 - 30 June 2022

    The Rebuilding Better project, supported by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, aims to support women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt more sustainable and resilient business models by strengthening their access to vital support services.

2020

  1. Improved Workers' Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women

    1 December 2020 - 30 November 2024

    This ILO and US Department of Labor (US DOL)’s joint initiative aims on improving promotion and compliance to labour standards in the agriculture, fishing and mining sectors in the Philippines and Indonesia, with focus on women workers.

  2. Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance: Philippines (BRIDGE)

    30 October 2020 - 30 October 2022

    This Joint Programme helps ensure that government initiatives for fair and ethical recruitment and reintegration are evidence-based, gender-responsive and coordinated, and seeks to translate evidence into policy and practices on recruitment and reintegration. Funded by the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF), BRIDGE is being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Women, in coordination with the UN Resident Coordinator Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

  3. Achieving reduction of child labour in support of education: Programme to reduce the worst forms of child labour in agriculture

    1 October 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Japan through the ILO-Japan Multi-bilateral Programme have partnered to reduce the worst forms of child labour in the agricultural communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The initial target provinces are Maguindanao and Lanao Del Sur.

  4. Strengthened capacity of member States to ratify and apply international labour standards and to fulfil their reporting obligations

    1 August 2020 - 30 September 2021

    This intervention aims to strengthen constituents’ engagement on compliance with and reporting on international labour standards. It provides specific assistance in follow-up to the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies on the application of ILO conventions on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98).

2019

  1. Skills for Prosperity Programme in Malaysia

    29 November 2019 - 31 March 2023

    Funded by the United Kingdom government, this project aims to increase national capacity for inclusive economic growth through more productive and equitable skills and TVET systems in order to improve employability, employment opportunities and earning potential of workers in Malaysia.

  2. Skills for Prosperity Programme in the Philippines

    1 November 2019 - 31 March 2023

    This ILO-led programme funded by the United Kingdom Government aims to contribute to increasing national capacity to achieve sustained and inclusive growth through the enhancement of skills development and technical vocational education and training Systems

  3. Skills for Prosperity in South-East Asia Programme

    1 November 2019 - 31 March 2023

    This ILO-led programme funded by the United Kingdom Government aims to contribute to increasing national capacity to achieve sustained and inclusive growth through the enhancement of skills development and technical and vocational education and training systems.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

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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.

2018

  1. 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.

  2. Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region

    1 January 2018 - 31 December 2022

    The project is part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union and United Nations. Safe and Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region.

2017

  1. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia - Philippines

    15 December 2017 - 14 December 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to promote responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in six Asian countries, the programme in the Philippines is working to promote respect for human rights and labour and environmental standards in agricultural export supply chains. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the ILO under the EU’s Partnership Instrument.

  2. Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme in the Philippines

    1 September 2017 - 30 November 2021

    The programme, funded by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, seeks to provide women with critical soft and technical STEM-related skills, employability and leadership training coupled with targeted mentorship to help women gain quality employment and advancement opportunities in STEM-related jobs.

  3. Youth 4 OSH: OSH for Young Workers and Young Employers in Global Supply Chains —Building a Culture of Prevention

    1 January 2017 - 31 July 2019

    The project seeks to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities, and occupational diseases through increased preventative safety actions by young workers and young employers in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

2016

  1. GSP+ Beneficiary Countries to Effectively Implement International Labour Standards and Comply with Reporting Obligations

    24 November 2016 - 24 November 2018

    The project, funded by the European Commission, contributes to better application of freedom of association and right to collective bargaining in the Philippines, focusing on measures to better address allegations concerning violation of workers’ rights in the context civil liberties.