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  1. Publication

    India: Employer based Health Protection mechanisms - a plurality of arrangements

    01 January 2008

  2. Publication

    India: A provident fund for unorganized workers

    01 January 2008

    The Provident Fund set up in West Bengal provides a good example of a tailor-made pension mechanism allowing a wide range of unorganised sector workers to access old-age benefits. This scheme was set up following a wide consultation process with various trade unions and professional associations, demonstrating the need to involve all stakeholders in the design phase of any new social security programme. The unorganised sector in India constitutes 94% of the total workforce of the country. At the beginning of the year 2006, a total of 676,000 workers were enrolled in the scheme.

  3. Project

    ILO/MOLE Programme on Operationalization of Skills Development Initiative in Selected Clusters in India: Brassware (Moradabad, U.P.); Glassware (Firozabad, U.P.) and Domestic Work (Delhi/NOIDA)

    01 January 2008

    The main objectives of this collaborative programme are to contribute to improving productivity and competitiveness of the cluster by overcoming skills gaps and skills mismatch; improve the mobility, career prospects and employability of workers through skills acquisition, upgrading and/or certification and contribute to the operationalization of GOI’s Skills Development Initiative on a national scale.


  1. Event

    National Workshop on Integrating HIV and AIDS into Occupational Safety and Health

  2. Event

    National Workshop on Integrating HIV/AIDS into Occupational Safety and Health

  3. Publication

    Project of Support to the National Time Bound Programme on the Worst Forms of Child Labour Pakistan- Mid term Evaluation (2007)

    01 December 2007

    This is the report from the mid term evaluation of the project commissioned by the ILO in 2007.

  4. Press release

    Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) in South Asia

    03 September 2007

    South Asia shows significant progress in productivity and working poverty, but low female labour force participation misses productivity potential

  5. Event

    Launch of Joint Statement of Commitment on HIV and AIDS of the Central Trade Unions of India

    The five major central trade unions: All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) and Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), recognizing the seriousness of HIV & AIDS affecting the labour force, through this statement, urge all their affiliates and members to provide priority to HIV/AIDS.

  6. Publication

    Preventing and eliminating child labour in identified hazardous sectors in INDIA (child labour component) – Mid Term Evaluation (2007)

    01 February 2007

    The Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of INDUS was commissioned as a joint mid-term, formative, independent evaluation coordinated by the Design, Evaluation and Documentation (DED) section of ILO-IPEC acting as an independent entity. It was executed by an international four-person team of independent evaluation and child labour experts appointed by GOI (MOLE and the Ministry of Human Resources Development, MHRD), USDOL and ILO-IPEC.

  7. Press release

    ILO releases Global Employment Trends 2007: South Asia faces growing gender unemployment gap & challenge of creating jobs.

    25 January 2007

    The number of people unemployed worldwide remained at an historic high in 2006, despite strong global economic growth