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.


  1. Promoting Youth Employment in the Philippines (PYEP)

    1 June 2005 - 31 December 2007

    A Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded project that sought to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for young women and men in the Philippines.


  1. Protecting Domestic Workers Against Forced Labour and Trafficking

    3 May 2004 - 31 December 2006

    Domestic work is common in the Philippines. Domestic workers are employed in private households, often isolated from their own families and networks. They sweep floors, wash dishes and care for children, but are hidden from the public, for the most part unregistered and poorly covered by labour laws and social protection schemes.


  1. Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

    1 January 2003 - 1 October 2007

    An ILO methodology for promoting socio-economic development in poor rural communities. It emphasis the central role of knowledge and skills in modern day employment growth and competitiveness and, thereby, also the crucial role of training as part of an integrated package of actions to create new economic and employment opportunities for the poor, the unemployed and the otherwise disadvantaged. It is a tool for poverty reduction not just poverty alleviation.

  2. Strategies and Tools Against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP)

    1 January 2003 - 1 June 2005

    The STEP project aimed to provide better quality of life to informal economy workers and their families through better access to health care.


  1. ILO-IPEC Project in Support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme

    2 September 2002 - 31 August 2007

    The ILO-IPEC Project in support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme is the first and most significant contribution toward the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. It has been designed to leverage resources, and to link up with national and international programmes for the benefit of Filipino boys and girls.


  1. Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (INFRES)

    4 June 2001 - 31 December 2006

    To improve their living conditions, poor people require access to employment and basic goods and services. They can improve their situation through national and local investment in infrastructure that provides jobs.

  2. Project on Community Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development (PROCEED)

    15 January 2001 - 31 December 2003

    The PROCEED project is designed to expand the coverage from individual vocational and enterprise training programmes to organizing communities for purposes of enhancing local economic systems to enhance income-generation and self-employment and to help address the chronic issue of poverty in the conflicted areas in Mindanao.


  1. Vocational Training and Enterprise Development

    15 July 1998 - 31 December 2000

    The Project is one of the various components of the a SPCPD-NEDA-UN Multi-donor Assistance Programme. It is funded by the governments of Soain and Belgium. It was designed specifically to support the three-year peace agreement between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).


  1. Interregional Programme to Support Self-Reliance of Indigenous and Tribal Communities through Cooperatives and Other Self-Help Organizations (INDISCO)

    3 January 1994 - 31 December 2007

    The ILO worked with indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines through a cooperative development programme, an Interregional Programme to Support Self-reliance of Indigenous and Tribal Communities through Cooperatives and other Self-help Organizations (INDISCO), to support application of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 189).


  1. A Pilot Project on Child Workers Engaged in Scavenging in Metro Manila

    1 August 1989 - 31 December 1991

    The pilot project is a technical cooperation programme between the Philippine Government and the International Labour Organization, implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment. The project has tested a programmatic and organizational approach to address the problems of child workers in the pilot site.