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. Skills for Improvement of Livelihoods, Economic Opportunities and Security

    11 July 2017 - 30 June 2019

    This project aims for an integrated policy for skills development in Myanmar Rakkhine State that would prepare the workforce and local businesses for current and future skill needs, in a way that is inclusive of poor and rural households and closely involves the private sector at all stage.

  2. Towards fair and sustainable global supply chains: Promoting decent work for invisible workers - Nepal Component

    1 July 2017 - 31 December 2020

    This Japan Government funded project is the second phase of “Way out of Informality in South Asia” (2012-2016). The project aims at promoting approaches that promote decent work at the lower tiers of global supply chains.

  3. Towards Fair and Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Promoting Decent Work for Invisible Workers in South Asia”

    1 July 2017 - 31 December 2020

    The ILO/Japan project “Towards fair and sustainable global supply chains: Promoting formalization and decent work for invisible workers in South Asia” (Sustainable Global Supply Chains in South Asia) aims to contribute to the development of ethical and sustainable global supply chains.

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    Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh - Phase II

    1 July 2017 - 30 June 2023

    Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme In Bangladesh is an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh, implemented by International Labour Organization and funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the UK. The three-and-a-half year initiative focuses on improving RMG factory building safety, workers’ rights and overall working conditions in Bangladesh.

  5. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (Bridge Project)

    1 June 2017 - 2 September 2021

    The project aims to improve the country’s compliance with international labour standards with regards to forced labour and child labour. The ILO will focus technical assistance in the areas of legislative reform; capacity building on enforcement, victim protection and provision of access to remedies; research; and awareness raising targeting employers, workers, the government, and community members.

  6. 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. This project is funded by the European Union.

  7. Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain

    10 May 2017 - 30 September 2021

    The project aims to foster a partnership approach among the partners on promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for a sustainable cotton supply chain in Pakistan.

  8. Promoting fundamental principles and rights at work in the cotton supply chain

    10 May 2017 - 31 October 2021

    The project will contribute to the implementation of Decent Work in the cotton supply chain in India by supporting the implementation of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

  9. National Rural Employment Strategy in Lao PDR towards increasing opportunities for decent and productive employment in rural areas

    1 May 2017 - 31 December 2020

    At the request of the Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic, and aligning with the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPF) for Lao People's Democratic Republic (2017-21) and the ILO Decent Work Country Programme for Lao People's Democratic Republic (2017-21), the ILO has been working to develop an approach to reducing poverty through promoting employment in the rural areas.

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

    1 April 2017 - 31 December 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.

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

    1 April 2017 - 31 July 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Promoting Decent Work on Oil Palm Plantation in Indonesia

    16 March 2017 - 30 June 2019

    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.

  14. Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers – Safe & Healthy Youth (Safeyouth@work)

    1 January 2017 - 31 July 2019

    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.

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

    1 January 2017 - 30 November 2020

    Skills 21 project is a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization (ILO), funded by the European Union. The project seeks to increase productivity and employment opportunities through an environmentally conscious, inclusive, demand-driven, and interlinked skills development system responding to the needs of the labour market.

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

    1 January 2017 - 31 July 2019

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Skills for Migration

    1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017

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

  19. Developing a New Industrial Relations Framework in Respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (NIRF/USDOL project)

    1 October 2016 - 30 September 2021

  20. Support for Labour Law and Industrial Relations Reform in Malaysia

    1 October 2016 - 30 September 2022

    The overall objective of this project is increased compliance with labour law and ILO fundamental principles and rights at work.