Programmes and projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Pakistan. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work Agenda.


  1. Combating Child Labour in the Carpet Industry (Phase II)

    9 January 2002 - 30 September 2009

    Aims to provide non-formal education, mainstreaming, and pre-vocational education to about 23,000 carpet weaving children and their siblings, and access to micro credit to 2,000 poorest carpet weaving households.

  2. Capacity Enhancement of Ministry of Labour through Establishment of Labour Market Information and Analysis Unit

    1 July 2006 - 1 July 2009

    In order to address the short comings of the existing Labour Market Information System (LMIS) of the Labour and Manpower Division, a Labour Market Information and Analysis Unit has been established to provide up-to-date and timely Labour Market Information and Analysis that will serve as an input into the formulation and monitoring of labour and employment policies. The project is being implemented with the assistance of UNDP and ILO.

  3. Community Based Livelihoods Recovery Project (CBLRP)

    1 April 2006 - 30 April 2009

    A joint initiative of four UN agencies including ILO, FAO, UNDP and UNIDO to promote community-based livelihoods.


  1. Supporting the National Time-Bound Programme (TBP) on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in Pakistan

    1 September 2003 - 30 September 2008

    During 2003-2008, ILO implemented its flag-ship Project of Support to the National Time-bound Programme on the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour (TBP Project). It was a major project that made both policy level and district and community level interventions to build capacity of ILO’s tri-partite constituents on the issue of Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL).


  1. Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

    3 September 2002 - 30 September 2007

    A project based on community based skills training launched in Mardan, Malakand and Attock in NWFP and Punjab.


  1. Preventing and Eliminating Exploitative Child Domestic Work in South Asia

    1 March 2004 - 30 September 2006

    In April 2001, under the IPEC core action programmes, an initiative was launched in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education, to address the issue of Child Domestic Labour (CDL) in Pakistan, under the Ministry’s programme to assist children in especially difficult circumstances.

  2. Combating Hazardous and Exploitative Child Labour in Surgical Instruments Manufacturing (Phase II)

    1 July 2003 - 1 July 2006

    The project aimed to withdraw children from surgical instruments manufacturing; prevent their entry into surgical instruments manufacturing; and provide appropriate rehabilitation, prevention, and protection to the children and families targeted by the programme. The project also strengthened the capacity of social partners (employers' and workers' organizations) to prevent and progressively eliminate child labour in the surgical instruments industry.