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  1. Publication

    India: Self-Employed women's association insurance scheme (Gujarat)

    01 January 2008

    The Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), registered since 2006 as a trade union, has developed an innovative and promising approach. It represents the interests of some one million poor women working in the informal economy, and covers 194,000 people, 80% of them living in Gujarat State. SEWA's aims are to organize women workers to attain full employment security and to make them individually and collectively self-reliant, economically independent and capable of making their own decisions. The risks covered are the following: health, life, accidental death, assets and maternity. SEWA has it own bank and an innovative insurance scheme called VimoSEWA. Currently the insurance plan still has challenges to face such as increasing health benefits, shifting from individual to family enrollment, reducing administrative costs, etc.

  2. Publication

    India: Municipality of Indore Health Insurance Scheme (Madhya Pradesh)

    01 January 2008

  3. Publication

    India: Extension of maternity protection: Initial assessment of Janany Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in Orissa

    01 January 2008

    By examining the practical adaptation of the national JSY maternal and neo-natal health scheme guidelines to the state of Orissa, this case study report provides an insight on the concrete functioning of the centrally-sponsored Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) scheme; a division of the National Rural Health Mission which took effect in April 2005. Orissa had been identified by JSY as one of ten "low performing states" with an institutional delivery rate of below 25%.

  4. Publication

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

    01 January 2008

  5. 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.

  6. 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