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.

2014

  1. 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.

  2. Promoting Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining

    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.

  3. Integrated Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan-affected Communities - Government of Japan

    21 March 2014 - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Japan, the International Labour Organization (ILO) responded through local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  4. Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Ormoc City

    1 March 2014 - 28 February 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the support of the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, has worked in Ormoc City in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) since March 2014.

  5. Emergency and Recovery Support to Restart Livelihoods, Income Generation and Food Self-sufficiency in Leyte Province - Department for International Development

    3 February 2014 - 30 June 2015

    In partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), the International Labour Organization (ILO) responded through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  6. Generating Emergency Employment and Recovering Sustainable Livelihoods - Government of Norway

    20 January 2014 - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the Government of Norway, the International Labour Organization (ILO) responded through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development sub-projects in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

  7. Early Economic Recovery: Immediate Income Generation through Emergency Employment - International Maritime Employers Council

    6 January 2014 - 30 August 2015

    In partnership with the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC), the International Labour Organization (ILO) responded through through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

2013

  1. Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Northern Cebu

    1 December 2013 - 30 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the support of the Government of Norway and the Government of Japan, has worked in Northern Cebu, in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) since December 2013.

  2. Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Coron, Palawan

    1 December 2013 - 30 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the support of the Government of Norway and the Government of Japan, has worked in Coron, Palawan, in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) since December 2013.

  3. Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan: Samar

    1 December 2013 - 30 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the support of the Government of Norway has worked in Samar, in response to typhoon Haiyan since December 2013.

  4. Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan: Tacloban and Leyte

    1 December 2013 - 30 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the support of the Government of Norway, the Government of Japan and the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC) has worked in Tacloban and Leyte, in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) since December 2013.

  5. Domestic Workers Empowerment Programme (DWEP)

    1 October 2013 - 31 May 2015

    The Domestic Worker Empowerment Programme (DWEP) is a training programme focused developing the financial and technical skills of domestic workers in the Philippines, utilizing the ILO’s peer top peer, activity-based learning methodology.

  6. Supporting the Food Security and Livelihood Cluster and Implementation of the Durable Solutions Strategy for Zamboanga City

    10 September 2013 - 30 September 2015

    On 9 September 2013, conflict between the Philippine Government troops both from the military and police and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) broke out within Zamboanga City.

  7. Typhoon Bopha: Sustainable Livelihoods for Affected Communities

    1 May 2013 - 30 September 2014

    The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) supported the livelihood recovery initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) which applies the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) as a post-calamity intervention in the three municipalities of Davao Oriental. Under the EIIP, local organizations were contracted to implement their post-calamity subprojects and activities aimed to help individuals and households recover from the impact of Typhoon Bopha.

  8. Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)

    16 January 2013 - 31 October 2016

    Through the PLEDGE Programme, the International Labour Organization (ILO) aimed to contribute to confidence and peace building efforts through local economic development and sustainable livelihood creation in conflict affected areas in Mindanao. This was done through the strengthening of organizational capacities, specifically the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), to implement community-based enterprises and supply chains to create more employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups in the communities.

  9. Nutrition Security and Maternity Protection (NSMP) through Exclusive and Continued Breastfeeding Promotion in the Workplace

    1 January 2013 - 31 August 2015

    The NSMP Project aims to promote exclusive breastfeeding in the workplace to advance women’s rights to maternity protection and to improve nutrition security for the Filipino children. It is identified as one of the components of the Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security in Asia (MYCNSIA) Project of the UNICEF which aim to position nutrition security in the policy and development agenda.

2012

  1. Gender Mainstreaming in the ILO-Sweden Partnership Agreement in the Philippines

    31 August 2012 - 29 April 2014

    The ILO worked with the government, employers and workers organizations in the Philippines to ensure gender equality in workers' activities, freedom of association and working conditions.

  2. Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE project)

    1 May 2012 - 31 March 2016

    This Project focused on significantly reducing the exploitation of labour migrants in the region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection. It is currently continued through TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme.

  3. Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project-Philippines)

    1 May 2012 - 13 December 2016

    The Project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection. The project promotes both bilateral and regional approaches to deal with shared concerns, make regionalism more effective, and enhance the capacity of institutions in ASEAN. The project objectives are in line with the strategic priorities of the ASEAN Labour Ministers Work Programme (2010-2015).

  4. Promoting the Effective Recognition and Implementation of the Fundamental Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Philippines

    12 March 2012 - 30 June 2014

    This project emanates from observations and concerns expressed by the ILO supervisory bodies regarding difficulties in the exercise of the fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining.