Technical assistance projects

  1. Promoting Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry

    1 November 2015 - 31 December 2020,

    Following major garment factory accidents in 2012 and 2013, the ILO (International Labour Organization) developed a comprehensive programme to support the Government’s efforts to engage in a much-needed reform process, to improve safety, working conditions and rights at work in this sector, including workers’ and employers’ right to organise, bargain and dialogue at the workplace.

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

    10 May 2017 - 30 June 2020,

    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.

  3. New industrial relations framework in respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work (NIRF/FPRW) in Viet Nam

    20 December 2016 - 31 December 2019,

    The project's development goal is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth of Vietnam by building effective industrial relations institutions and practices based on freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

  4. Improving labour relations for decent work and sustainable development in the Myanmar garment industry

    1 July 2016 - 30 September 2019,

    This project aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the empowerment of women in Myanmar by improving labour relations, social dialogue and gender equality in the garment industry.

  5. Rights at Work: promoting harmonious labour relations through collective bargaining in China

    29 August 2016 - 28 August 2019,

    This project aims to build the institutional capacity of Chinese workers, employers, and their respective organizations to carry out voluntary collective bargaining and to resolve labor disputes efficiently and effectively. The program further aims to support the ILO's tripartite constituents in China to strengthen collective bargaining institutions and governance frameworks for the promotion and improved application of core labor standards, especially in relation to disadvantaged groups of workers.

  6. Convening Actors to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT)

    11 December 2015 - 10 April 2019, Camarines Norte, Philippines

    Funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the four-year project will address child labour, decent work deficits and working conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in the Philippines, specifically in Camarines Norte as pilot province.

  7. Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector

    1 December 2014 - 31 December 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

    The project is currently in its third phase. This project is designed to produce knowledge and tools which can be used by the social partners at the factory, national, regional and global levels to improve wages and working conditions throughout the globalized supply chain. Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan are particular beneficiary countries, within the Asian regional and global contexts. 1 December 2014 - 31 January 2016 (Phase I). Phase II starts from 1 February 2016 to 31 March 2017. Phase III starts from 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018

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

    24 November 2016 - 24 November 2018, Manila, Philippines

    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. International Study on Social Dialogue

    1 January - 31 August 2018,

    The goal of the Global Deal Flagship Report is to provide an international portrait of the state of social dialogue to identify challenges and opportunities, promote exchange of ideas and experiences, discuss joint projects and solutions and provide solid evidence to policy-makers and stakeholders.

  10. Improving industrial relations for decent work and sustainable development of the textile and garment industry in Ethiopia

    1 September 2015 - 31 August 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia