Programmes and projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Asia Pacific focusing on relief and development challenges. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in each country.

  1. EU-India Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility

    1 September 2017 - 31 August 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to better governance of migration and mobility between the EU and India.

  2. Enhancing Rural Access Agro-Forestry Project (ERA Agro-Forestry)

    1 June 2017 - 31 May 2021

    The Project aims to contribute to a peaceful, inclusive and sustainable development in Timor-Leste, through improved rural access, the creation of employment, economic and domestic revenue opportunities through agro-forestry development, and a durable reduction in food insecurity and malnutrition in rural areas.

  3. Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Construction Sector in Cambodia

    1 April 2017 - 31 March 2020

    The project aims to address occupational safety and health (OSH) in hazardous industries in Cambodia, strengthen national OSH systems in line with the on-going national OSH programmes, and improve OSH standards at workplace level.

  4. Strengthened Coordination to Combat Trafficking in Fisheries in South East Asia (SEA Fisheries Project)

    1 April 2017 - 31 August 2020

    The Project aims to reduce human trafficking in the fishing sector by strengthening coordination and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of existing national and regional level anti-trafficking efforts in South East Asia. A regional coordination body will be established to support collaborative approaches, develop and implement joint strategies, and share information.

  5. Rural Road for Development (R4D) – Phase II

    1 April 2017 - 31 March 2021

    The Roads for Development Program (R4D) is the leading rural roads program in Timor-Leste, supporting the development of the rural roads sector in the country. R4D is aligned with the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2011- 2030 and the Programs of the Constitutional Government.

  6. Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth

    1 January 2017 - 31 December 2021

    A new ILO/ European Union (EU) skills development programme will build on the achievements of earlier EU/ILO initiatives and continue to modernise the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Bangladesh.

  7. Youth 4 OSH: OSH for Young Workers and Young Employers in Global Supply Chains—Building a Culture of Prevention

    1 January 2017 - 31 December 2018

    The project seeks to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities, and occupational diseases through increased preventative safety actions by young workers and young employers in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

  8. GSP+ beneficiary countries to effectively implement International Labour Standards and comply with reporting obligations

    24 November 2016 - 24 November 2018

    The project, funded by the European Commission, contributes to better application of freedom of association and right to collective bargaining in the Philippines, focusing on measures to better address allegations concerning violation of workers’ rights in the context civil liberties.

  9. Skills for Migration

    1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017

    The project aims at strengthening institutions and mechanisms that link skill training and migration.

  10. International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES)

    1 September 2016 - 30 September 2022

    In partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, the ILO office for Pakistan will help tripartite partners and other stakeholders to strengthen national labour and environmental standards compliance with international standards to increase competitiveness, sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan. The project will also implement pilot interventions in selected enterprises in textile and leather sectors to develop business cases for compliance with labour and environmental standards.

  11. Fostering an Enabling Environment for Livelihoods Development in Vulnerable and At Risk Communities through Entrepreneurship and Microenterprise Skills

    1 September 2016 - 31 December 2017

    This project has set out to provide technical support to institutions and organizations implementing the C-BED programme by developing the capacity of partners to provide, sustain, and scale up interventions that improve livelihoods opportunities and decent work in vulnerable and at risk communities through entrepreneurship and micro-enterprise development.

  12. Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers – Safe & Healthy Youth

    1 September 2016 - 31 December 2018

    The Project aims to improve occupational safety and health of young workers above the minimum age of work (15) up to 24 years and develop a culture of prevention in Indonesia.

  13. Support GSP+ Beneficiary Countries to Effectively Implement ILS and Comply with Reporting Obligations – Mongolia

    1 September 2016 - 31 August 2018

    The project aims to improve legal and regulatory frameworks concerning the organisation and representation of informal workers and employers in social dialogue and collective bargaining and their involvement in the social dialogue and collective bargaining on working conditions, wages, and occupational safety and health.

  14. Rights at Work: Promoting Harmonious Labour Relations through Collective Bargaining in China

    29 August 2016 - 28 August 2019

    The project is to strengthen collective bargaining processes and institutional capacity for more inclusive & sound labour relations at various levels.

  15. MNG 102: Quality Employment Promotion Is Mainstreamed in National Policies and Programmes – Mongolia

    1 July 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The project aims to improve national statistical and analytical capacities in decent work including SDG’s decent work indicators, and participation of workers’ and employers’ organizations in national policy debates and discussions on decent work.

  16. Promoting Decent Work in Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

    1 July 2016 - 30 June 2018

    Promoting Decent Work in Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lank is a two year project funded by the International Labour Organisation. Overall objective of the project is to “promote decent work opportunities and inclusive economic growth in the tea plantation sector in Sri Lanka”.

  17. Improving Labour Relations for Decent Work and Sustainable Development in the Myanmar Garment Industry (ILO – GIP)

    1 June 2016 - 30 September 2019

    Coming out of decades of military rule and isolation, Myanmar is now referred to as one of the “top 10 performers in developing Asia”. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates that the current growth rate of 7-8 per cent could continue until 2030, raising GDP per capita from $900 to between $2,992 and $3,603 by then.

  18. Pilot Application of Policy Guidelines on Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All in the Philippines (Just Transition)

    1 June 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The pilot application of the Just Transition guidelines aims to enable the Philippine constituents - Government, workers and employers’ organizations – in leveraging the process of structural change towards a sustainable, low carbon, climate-resilient economy to create decent jobs on a significant scale and in a sustained and inclusive manner.

  19. Tropical Cyclone Winston - ILO programmes and activities in Fiji

    4 March - 31 December 2016

    Highlighting ILO's working in Disaster preparedness and response in Fiji

  20. Promoting and building social protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending social security coverage in ASEAN

    1 March 2016 - 31 March 2019

    Building on the achievements of the past two phases of the ILO/Japan Project on Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (2011-2013 and 2014-2016), and the solid partnership with ASEAN Member States, a third phase of the Project is here proposed, as a component too of the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All.