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.
Improvement of Water Supply Equipment Management Capacity for the Establishment of Peace in Mindanao
1 April 2019 - 31 March 2021
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 & Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region.
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.
1 September 2017 - 1 December 2020
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.
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.
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.
Pilot Application of Policy Guidelines on Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All in the Philippines (Just Transition)
1 June 2016 - 31 December 2017
The pilot application of the Just Transition guidelines aims to enable the Philippine constituents - Government, workers and employers’ organizations – in leveraging the process of structural change towards a sustainable, low carbon, climate-resilient economy to create decent jobs on a significant scale and in a sustained and inclusive manner.
1 February 2016 - 1 October 2019
The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in policies and programmes related to international trade with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced programmes that are designed to encourage employment creation and upgrading. This project will support the Philippines in harnessing international trade, providing more opportunities for decent work within the country and raising the number of workers who are productively employed.
Convening Actors to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT)
11 December 2015 - 31 October 2019
Funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the four-year project will address child labour, decent work deficits and working conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in the Philippines, specifically in Camarines Norte as pilot province.
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.
31 December 2014 - 31 March 2016
A project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) that aims to enhance the capacity of the Philippines to reduce child labour by supporting its actions in addressing the recommendations contained in the "Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor Report" of the USDOL. These actions are in the areas of: enforcement of child labour laws, including through labour inspectors, enabling the education system and social protection schemes to better address child labour, and ensuring the elimination of child labour in domestic work.
19 December 2014 - 18 December 2018
The project, funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) aims to improve occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions of young workers, and promote a culture of prevention in the country. It targets young workers aged 15 to 24 years old in construction, manufacturing and agriculture, considered among the dangerous sectors.
15 December 2014 - 31 August 2018
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its Labour Law Compliance System (LLCS). The new LLCS promotes a culture of voluntary compliance on general labour and occupational safety and health (OSH) standards among companies, through the participation of both workers and employers in the joint assessments and implementation of corrective action plans.
Increasing Public Confidence and Participation in Support of Implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement
1 December 2014 - 1 May 2016
The aim for the project is to support the implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement in Mindanao and to share the dividends of peace in areas affected by conflict and displacement within Mindanao, including non-Bangsamoro areas. Implementation on the ground commenced in June 2015.
1 August 2014 - 30 April 2015
Strengthening Capacities of Government and Social Partners to Implement National Legal Framework for Domestic Workers
1 July 2014 - 30 April 2016
This Project is a continuation of the International Labour Organization's (ILO) support to the tripartite-plus Technical Working Group on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Work TWG) and to various government agencies mandated to promote compliance and implement the law.
1 July 2014 - 31 December 2015
Freedom of association and collective bargaining rights are fundamental human rights. These rights also promote sound labour market governance and can contribute to addressing inequality and poverty. The Philippines has ratified ILO Convention Nos. 87 and 98. However, reports and decisions from the ILO’s supervisory bodies reflect restrictions on the exercise of these rights.