Video and audio stories


  1. ILO SCORE India : ‘Green SMEs, Win SMEs'

    21 April 2016

    ‘Green Practices’ by enterprises not only contribute to their resource efficiency and savings but also in the sustainable development of a country due to reduced environmental impact on community. Further, it is increasingly becoming a determining factor in purchasing and procurement decisions by global buyers. This video shows the gains reported by SCORE-trained Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India after becoming ‘green’ following adoption of simple and cost-effective clean production techniques identified through the involvement of employees.

  2. ILO SCORE India: SCORE Module 5 on ‘Safety and Health at Work: A Platform for Productivity’

    19 April 2016

    Poor working conditions costs money for the enterprise in the form of reputational risk, accident compensation costs, loss of production time, loss of quality, poor production cycle time, absenteeism etc. This video shows the productivity and quality gains reported by SMEs in India, who after participating in SCORE Module 5 training on ‘Safety and Health at Work: A Platform for Productivity’ made investment in ergonomics, awareness building of employees on OSH and organizational culture.

  3. ILO SCORE India: SCORE Module 4 on ‘Workforce Management for Cooperation and Business Success’

    19 April 2016

    Employees are at the core of competitive enterprises. This video shows the modern management practices and systems adopted by SMEs in India, after undergoing training on SCORE Module 4 on ‘Workforce Management for Cooperation and Business Success’, to unleash the poweress of its human capital for continual productivity upgradation.

  4. ILO SCORE India: SCORE Module 3 on ‘Productivity through Cleaner Production’

    19 April 2016

    This video captures shop-floor improvements made by SMEs in India, who underwent training on SCORE Module 3 on ‘Productivity through Cleaner Production’, to optimise resource (Man, Machine, Material and Environment) efficiency and reduce environmental footprints. It also highlights the savings and the improved performance reported by trained SMEs due as a result.

  5. ILO SCORE India: SCORE Module 2 on ‘Quality’

    19 April 2016

    This video captures management practises adopted by SMEs in India, who signed-up and underwent training on SCORE module 2 on ‘Quality’, to reduce cost of poor quality and enhance customer satisfaction.

  6. ILO India: SCORE Module 1 on ‘Workplace Cooperation’

    19 April 2016

    This video provides an insight into on-site training of SMEs to adopt basic management pillars necessary for laying a strong ‘Foundation for Business Success’ through SCORE Module 1 ‘Workplace Cooperation’. The video also highlights productivity gains reported by SMEs in India, who signed-up and underwent training on SCORE module 1 imparted by ILO-certified industry experts (‘SCORE trainers’).

  7. ILO SCORE India: Gender Equality in small and medium enterprises

    07 March 2016

    This video highlights the small contribution towards facilitating increase in employment opportunities and working conditions for women in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India as result of awareness built through SCORE Trainings among the employers on the competitive advantage in adopting gender equality practises. The video showcases a few of the gender equality measures promoted by SCORE trained enterprises in their workplace.


  1. Release of Training Manuals for Barefoot Technicians (MGNREGA) and for Contractors & Field Engineers (PMGSY) and Impact Assessment Study of PMGSY Roads

    27 October 2015

    Training manuals for barefoot technicians (MGNREGA) and contractors & field engineers (PMGSY) as well as impact assessment study of PMGSY roads were launched at an event jointly organized by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, and the ILO at Vigyan Bhawan on 6 October 2015 during the visit of Ms. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO, Geneva.

  2. ILO Deputy Director-General shares views on “The Future of Work"

    27 October 2015

    The ILO Deputy Director General (Policy), Ms. Sandra Polaski, delivered Institute for Human Development’s 2nd Decennial Lecture on ‘The Future of Work’ on 7 October 2015 in New Delhi.

  3. A journey towards formalization

    26 August 2015

    This video shows a large number of people in Nepal work in informal business. Their contribution to the country's economy remains unseen and unmeasured. This affects not only the country's budget, but also hampers the economic planning and the country's development goals.

  4. Kailash Satyarthi calls on ILO constituents to help make child labour history

    11 June 2015

    Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)


  1. India: I chose to live

    01 December 2014

    Actress Kavi Ladnier shares the story of Seema who only learned about the importance of early HIV testing when her son became gravely ill. People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories.

  2. Informal economy: what are the challenges for Unions in India?

    11 June 2014

    Transition from informal to formal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Pillay Chandrasekharan, President of the Kerala Branch of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions organize informal workers in India.

  3. India at Work: Addressing the Constraints to Inclusive Growth

    09 April 2014

    The ILO and the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), Planning Commission, Government of India, jointly organized a technical dialogue on "India at Work: Addressing the Constraints to Inclusive Growth" on 9 April 2014 in New Delhi to discuss the factors underlying the current employment trends in India with a view to providing policy options.


  1. Partnerships to end child labour in India

    29 July 2013

    While child labour has not yet been eliminated in India, the Government of India and the ILO have been working together in partnership at national, state and district level to remove the remaining obstacles. Good practices developed through the years, such as improved access to income generation for parents, vocational training programs for older children and preparatory classes for children waiting to enter state schools are converging. This film and the IPEC project it examines, through the support of the United States Department of Labor, hears from children and their parents who have benefited from the convergence of these good practices. By following a cohesive, systematic approach the elimination of child labour can become a reality.

  2. ILO SCORE India : Any mantra for SMEs to improve long term competitiveness?

    28 June 2013

  3. ILO SCORE India : Any mantra for SMEs to improve long term competitiveness?

    27 June 2013

    Meeting quality and productivity standards is a priority for suppliers. But does it really makes sense for the SMEs to improve working conditions and meet the social standards?

  4. Tackling Bonded Labour in Tamil Nadu

    03 May 2013

    In India's Tamil Nadu state, thousands of people desperate for money are offered advance payments to work in the region's many brick kilns. While this system has worked well enough in the past for both employers and workers, many workers run the risk of "debt bondage" because they cannot leave the worksite until they repay the advance in full. But the situation is changing now, by ILO working with government and employers, and showing workers how they can take more control of their own lives.

  5. ILO says a policy for domestic workers in India is ''a matter of urgency''

    31 March 2013

    Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million.

  6. ILO SCORE India : Helps SMEs become Productive and Competitive (in Hindi)

    19 February 2013