Rural economic empowerment

Expanding economic opportunities and income security through workforce education, skills training, employment creation and local economic development in Pakistan and the Philippines

The Project is designed to introduce economic dynamism primarily to poor and marginalized communities in (initially) the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The Project is targeting the working poor, among them are women, differently abled persons, and youth (14 to 18 years old or entrants to the labour force.

Within the framework of ILO’s decent work agenda, the ILO and the United States Department of Labor had entered into a Cooperative Agreement regarding implementation of a project to improve the social and economic status of vulnerable groups in Pakistan and the Philippines. In the Philippines, it addresses the needs in developing human potential and local economies in the post conflict and poor areas of Mindanao.