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. Supporting resilience of Lao MSMEs in response to COVID-19

    1 December 2020 - 30 May 2022

    The ILO and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation join forces to promote resilience for Lao PDR’s micro, small and medium enterprises from COVID-19. Project implementation is planned from April 2021 to May 2022 together with Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

  2. Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance: Philippines (BRIDGE)

    27 October 2020 - 23 October 2022

    This Joint Programme helps ensure that government initiatives for fair and ethical recruitment and reintegration are evidence-based, gender-responsive and coordinated, and seeks to translate evidence into policy and practices on recruitment and reintegration. Funded by the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF), BRIDGE is being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Women, in coordination with the UN Resident Coordinator Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

  3. Inclusive Economic Recovery through Sustainable Enterprises in the Informal Economies of Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu

    1 October 2020 - 29 November 2021

    This ILO led UN joint project is a COVID-19 recovery project funded by UN Secretary General’s Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). Targeting informal sector enterprises and workers in the creative industries and the agriculture sector, the project is implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

  4. Achieving reduction of child labour in support of education: Programme to reduce the worst forms of child labour in agriculture sector in BARMM

    1 October 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Japan through the ILO-Japan Multi-bilateral Programme have partnered to reduce the worst forms of child labour in agricultural communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The initial target provinces are Maguindanao and Lanao Del Sur.

  5. Achieving reduction of child labour in support of education: Programme to reduce the worst forms of child labour in agriculture

    1 October 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The project’s overarching goal is the reduction of the worst forms of child labour in the agricultural/rural communities in selected zones.

  6. Social Protection and Public Financial Management (SP&PFM) project in Myanmar

    1 October 2020 - 31 May 2023

    The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the urgency of developing more resilient and adaptable social protection systems. In response to the health emergency, unemployment, and increasing poverty caused by the pandemic, countries around the globe are working to scale up and strengthen further their systems.

  7. Improving Synergies between Social Protection and Public Finance Management

    1 October 2020 - 31 December 2021

    This project aims to support the Government of Sri Lanka in extending social protection coverage to workers, both men and women, in the tourism sector.

  8. SDG - Aligned Budgeting to Transform Employment in Mongolia

    1 October 2020 - 31 March 2024

    EU Budget Support (BS) programme aims to support the Government of Mongolia to implement the national reform agenda and assist the implementation of the Public Finance Management and Employment policies. The EU BS programme and its Technical Assistance project will support the country in delivering sustainable growth and its transformation into a sustainable development model with more productivity, better capacity to respond to and recover from unanticipated crises, and more employment opportunities for all social groups, especially the more vulnerable and disadvantaged.

  9. Improved ability of remittance-dependent communities in the conflict-affected areas to cope with the impact of covid-19 on their livelihoods

    23 September 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The project aims to address pressing needs to create jobs, improve livelihoods and build resilience for remittance dependent communities - especially returned migrants, women & youth.

  10. Protecting Garment Sector Workers: Occupational Safety and Health and Income Support in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    21 September 2020 - 30 October 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic took a dire toll on the global garment industry and its supply chain, posing significant challenges to business continuity and jobs. The export level of Indonesian garment industry in mid of 2020 was down to 60 percent.

  11. Skilling Sri Lankan Migrant Workers affected by COVID-19 for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

    1 September 2020 - 30 November 2021

    This project aims to increase capacity of the ILO constituents to identify current skills mismatches and anticipate future skills needs; to design and deliver innovative, flexible and inclusive learning options encompassing work-based learning and quality apprenticeships; and to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship and sustainable enterprises, with a focus on enhancing the employability of returned and aspirant migrant workers

  12. Social Dialogue for Constructive Labour Relations, Application of International Labour Standards and Decent Work

    1 September 2020 - 31 July 2022

    This intervention will provide technical capacity building and advisory services to the government, employers’ and workers’ organization in improving government’s conciliation/mediation services, strengthening the culture of social dialogue and cooperation.

  13. Supporting Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic through Targeted Employment-Intensive Emergency Public Works for the Rural Poor and Vulnerable in Timor-Leste

    3 August 2020 - 31 March 2022

    The project supports recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct employment opportunities for the rural poor and vulnerable population through routine road maintenance activities.

  14. Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

    1 August 2020 - 31 July 2023

    The Project is conceived in response to various facets of labour migration, fair and ethical recruitment and sustainable reintegration, gaps and challenges relating to safe, orderly and regular labour migration and improved skills recognition, in the corridors between South and South-East Asia and the Middle East. The project is designed on the first phase of the SDC supported regional project, “Strengthening Labour Migration Governance through Regional Cooperation in Colombo Process Countries”.

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    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia - Indonesia

    1 August 2020 - 31 July 2024

    The Project aims to promoting regular and safe labour migration among South East Asian countries in fishing and seafood processing sectors.

  16. Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia (SEA)

    1 August 2020 - 31 July 2024

    The Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia (SEA) is a multi-country, multi-annual initiative of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Its overriding objective is to promote regular and safe labour migration and decent work for all migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia.

  17. Strengthened capacity of member States to ratify and apply international labour standards and to fulfil their reporting obligations

    1 August 2020 - 30 September 2021

    This intervention aims to strengthen constituents’ engagement on compliance with and reporting on international labour standards. It provides specific assistance in follow-up to the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies on the application of ILO conventions on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98).

  18. Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

    1 August 2020 - 31 July 2023

    GOALS project is aimed at ensuring labour migration is safe, orderly and regular for all women and men from Colombo Process Member States through strengthened collaboration and effective migration governance.

  19. Healthy Socio-Economic Recovery of the Micro and Small Enterprise Sector of Sri Lanka (COVID-19)

    1 July 2020 - 31 March 2021

    Support for Micro and Small enterprises for healthy socio-economic recovery when they start the business under the COVID 19 pandemic

  20. Data as a strategic asset for the organizational development and capacity building of Employer and Business Membership Organizations

    1 July 2020 - 31 December 2023

    Aligned to Outcome 1.1 of the Programme and Budget, the project aims to develop deeper insights into the opportunities for EBMO to position data as a strategic asset and while enhancing organizational capacities to take action.