Projects and Technical cooperation

Technical cooperation is an important instrument and a fundamental means of action of the ILO in the fulfilment of its mission, the realization of its objectives, and building the capacity of its constituents, particularly at the local level.

In collaboration with sectoral social partners, technical cooperation projects are implemented to directly address specific themes, such as child labour, working conditions, social protection, employment generation, at the country level. Through South-South and triangular cooperation, sector specific good practices and experiences are shared among developing and emerging economies. Public-private partnerships complement and expand sectoral work, in particular, along supply chains.


  1. The Future of Work in Information and Communication Technology

  2. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better

    Advancing decent work in five global supply chains of key importance to the European Union for a fair, resilient, and sustainable COVID-19 crisis recovery

  3. Digitalization, the future of work and the teaching profession


  1. Advancing Workers' Rights in Indonesia's Palm Oil Sector

    The overall objective of the project is to ensure that Indonesian unions in the palm oil supply chain effectively advocate for their members’ access to fundamental workers’ rights, in particular freedom of association and collective bargaining.


  1. Promoting Decent Work on Oil Palm Plantation in Indonesia

    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.


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

    The development objective of the Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project was to improve the lives of workers and increase decent work opportunities in global supply chains (GSCs) in the garment sector, starting with the project’s beneficiary countries: Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan. The project’s programme of action included interventions at factory-level and country-level as well as global and Asia regional components.


  1. Action-research project on Promoting Decent Work in Construction and Related Services: the Key Role of Local Authorities

  2. Safety and Health in Construction in East Africa

  3. Strengthening the Creative Industries in Five ACP Countries through Employment and Trade Expansion

  4. South-South Cooperation in the Tourism sector