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  1. Producing actuarial analysis with limited data – ten lessons from Myanmar

    21 February 2022

    As part of ILO’s efforts to strengthen social security, the SP&PFM-Myanmar project work included a range of analysis including (1) undertaking an actuarial analysis and costing of the proposed unemployment insurance scheme set out in the 2012 Myanmar Social Security law (2) producing and delivering a spreadsheet model which simulated the impact of the dual crisis of Covid19 and the Military coup on the finances of social security schemes as well as on different future crisis scenarios (3) an analysis of current investment management, strategy, and governance, and (4) reviewing how Social Security schemes have been impacted by the crisis in Myanmar and recommendations to improve their shock responsiveness.

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    ILO estimates reveal 1.6 million jobs lost in Myanmar in 2021

    28 January 2022

    Military takeover hammers labour market already weakened by impact of COVID-19, women workers hit hardest.

  3. Renewed attention to health and safety risks and quality assurance procedures during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis leads to profitable business processes and enhanced workplace cooperation.

    28 January 2022

    ILO SCORE Training’s focus on continuous improvement sets a Tunisian manufacturing company on a path to improved safety and sanitation protocols, upgraded production systems and practices, and most importantly well-established worker-manager communication in its factory.

  4. Focusing on workplace cooperation and continuous improvement leads to enhanced productivity gains, worker-manager communication and safety and health measures.

    28 January 2022

    Thanks to ILO SCORE Training’s emphasis on workplace cooperation and continuous improvement, a leading manufacturing company in China adopted new strategies to actively engage workers and managers to improve workplace communication, upgrade production areas and implement safety standards across factory floors.


  1. Adopting new management practices and safety systems leads to improved productivity, food safety and worker motivation

    01 December 2021

    A well-established and growing dairy company in Myanmar took advantage of ILO SCORE Training to modernize its production and management systems, increase product quality and safety to catch up with customer needs, and improve worker engagement.

  2. Relief provided to 4,500 return migrant workers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    07 September 2021

    The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will distribute urgently needed food, hygiene items and information about local employment opportunities to returning migrant workers at quarantine centres, with the support of the International Labour Organization, European Union and Australian Government.

  3. 10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?

    29 July 2021

    Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. 10 years on from the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), Anna Olsen, Technical Specialist at the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.

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    ILO estimates reveal heavy job losses in the first half of 2021 in Myanmar

    19 July 2021

    With an economy already weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic, a rapid assessment by the ILO reveals a deep employment crisis following the military takeover in Myanmar.

  5. Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

    09 July 2021

    First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.

  6. The ILO makes an urgent appeal to protect Myanmar’s children as child labour rises to 160 million worldwide

    11 June 2021