Projects and Development cooperation

Development cooperation is an important instrument and a fundamental means of action of the ILO in the fulfilment of its mission, the realization of its objectives, and building the capacity of its constituents, particularly at the local level.

In collaboration with sectoral social partners, development cooperation projects are implemented to directly address specific themes, such as child labour, working conditions, social protection, employment generation, at the country level. Through South-South and triangular cooperation, sector specific good practices and experiences are shared among developing and emerging economies. Public-private partnerships complement and expand sectoral work, in particular, along supply chains.


  1. Advancing decent work in supply chains through sectoral social dialogue

    The project aims to support European sectoral social dialogue committees (SSDCs) to ensure decent work in supply chains and advance social justice.

  2. Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future of Work

    The project supports an inclusive and sustainable future of work in three supply chains of importance to the European Union to achieve full and productive employment and decent work.

  3. Teaching and the teaching profession in a digital world: COVID-19 and beyond


  1. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better – Textiles and clothing manufacturing in Madagascar

  2. The Future of Work in Information and Communication Technology

  3. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better

    Advancing decent work in five global supply chains of key importance to the European Union for a fair, resilient, and sustainable COVID-19 crisis recovery

  4. Digitalization, the future of work and the teaching profession


  1. Advancing Workers’ Rights in Indonesia and Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector

    In Indonesia, the project aims to ensure that Indonesian unions in the palm oil supply chain effectively advocate their members’ on fundamental workers’ rights, while in Malaysia aims to contribute to the elimination of child labour and forced labour in oil palm plantations.


  1. Promoting Decent Work on Oil Palm Plantation in Indonesia

    The overall objective of the project is to promote sustainable rural livelihoods through decent work conditions and opportunities for workers on Indonesia’s oil palm plantations.


  1. Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains project: A Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector

    The development objective of the Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project was to improve the lives of workers and increase decent work opportunities in global supply chains (GSCs) in the garment sector, starting with the project’s beneficiary countries: Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan. The project’s programme of action included interventions at factory-level and country-level as well as global and Asia regional components.