Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia
The Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project funded by the Government of Sweden, provides concrete follow-up to the resolution adopted in 2016 by the International Labour Conference concerning decent work in global supply chains.
Project objectivesThe project aims to contribute to improved working conditions and rights of women and men workers as well as improved social dialogue, productivity, gender equality and environmental sustainability in the garment sector in Asia. To achieve this, the project will deliver focused interventions in two complementary areas of work: firstly, by strengthening knowledge of research findings, good practices and tools in four main and inter-connected problem areas: 1) social dialogue and industrial relations systems; 2) advancement of gender equality; 3) enhanced productivity and competitiveness; and 4) reduced environmental impact. Secondly, by strengthening the coordination among the many stakeholders already actively working to ensure decent work in the garment industry in Asia. The project will build on ongoing work by the ILO and other development partners to further compile, analyse and disseminate knowledge for better knowledge-sharing, follow up on good practices, and coordinate ongoing efforts.
Target beneficiariesWorking women and men in the garment sector in Asia who will see their rights and working conditions improved as a result of the project.
- ILO constituents and other stakeholders and the regional network use platform and available research and tailored tools for inclusive policy development, workplace cooperation, social dialogue and collective bargaining.
- Increased availability of and advocacy for evidence-based policy recommendations for gender equality in the garment sector.
- Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) and key actors have improved knowledge and capacity, applied to support productivity and competitiveness in the garment sector.
- Improved environmental sustainability capacity of key actors in ensuring Just Transition in the garment sector in Asia