Impact stories

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  1. Two young entrepreneurs embark to a new, digital business venture for SMEs

    16 December 2021

    After participating in the ILO digital marketing training, as part of UN joint programme, two young entrepreneurs join forces to start their own business. They hope to open new jobs for youth and provide various services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  2. Improved farming skills help local farmers of West Papua strengthening local economy and food security

    06 December 2021

    Local farmers in Teluk Mubri Village, North Manokwari, West Papua are now able to increase their productivity and income during the pandemic. The Introduction to proper and sustainable farming methods by the ILO’s skills training programme, as part of the UN joint programme, has helped them improving their farming skills.

  3. Jubel's story of persistence and success

    03 December 2021

    The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), under the Technical and Madrasa Education Division (TMED), Ministry of Education, has carried out several steps in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to make its 118 TVET institutes disability-inclusive.

  4. 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.

  5. Standing her ground

    20 October 2021

    Rural women and girls play a crucial yet often overlooked role in food security, nutrition, rural development, and building climate resilience. Arulrahini began farming four decades ago. From cultivating in the backyard of her home to breaking norms as an independent woman farmer, she shares her journey.

  6. Improved rural roads in Timor-Leste lead to better livelihoods and inclusiveness

    30 September 2021

    An ILO initiative to involve local contractors and communities in the rehabilitation of rural roads is helping provide jobs, improve livelihoods and promote inclusiveness in Timor-Leste.

  7. Transgender entrepreneurs build businesses in Indonesia

    01 September 2021

    Coaching is helping transgender people in Indonesia overcome discrimination and make a success of their small businesses.

  8. Decent work along the supply chains: Nurturing women’s entrepreneurship in Nepal

    03 August 2021

    A step towards formalization of women-led, small and micro home-based enterprises in Nepal’s supply chains helps business and workers alike.

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    Sustainable cotton farming brings better lives for farmers and their families

    02 August 2021

    ILO is working with global fashion giant Inditex to reduce the vulnerability of cotton-farming families in India so that children can experience their childhood without work and the families are able to support themselves.

  10. Investing in skills pays off

    27 July 2021

    The ILO's European Union funded Skills 21 project supported building the capacity of TVET instructors in designing online materials, learning the latest software, and building online learning platforms. Like Pavel, five other master trainers are further building the skills capacity of other trainers to develop online materials and content.