Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment – Phase 2 (ETE II)

This component of the joint EU-ILO project "Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies (STRENGTHEN)" will support developing countries in harnessing international trade and trade-related foreign investment towards providing more opportunities for decent work and raising the number of workers who are productively employed. It represents the second phase of the joint EU-ILO project “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE)”, which was successfully implemented from 2009 to 2013.

The target groups of ETE II are: policymakers and their advisors from the Ministries of Labour and Employment, Trade (including the Export Promotion agency), Industry, Education and Training, Finance, etc.; trade union representatives; representatives from employers’ organizations and business organizations; staff in statistical offices and research institutions; staff in regional institutions and other organizations.

The main activities of ETE II include:

✓ increasing global- and country-level knowledge on the impact of trade and trade policies on productive and decent employment in developing countries

✓ providing capacity building for government officials and the social partners and technical advisory services

✓ promoting policy dialogue through Policy Working Group (PWG) meetings in each partner country to discuss and design coherent trade, labour, and related policies

✓ supporting the development of trade-related value chains in employment-rich activities (TRAVERA)

Partner Countries

  1. Benin
  2. Ghana
  3. Guatemala
  4. Morocco
  5. Myanmar
  6. Philippines
For more information about ETE-II, please contact:

Mr. David Cheong
Trade and Employment Specialist, Development and Investment Branch (DEVINVEST)
Employment Policy Department
International Labour Office, Geneva