The ILO Country Office for the Philippines operates a wide range of programmes and projects. Details of each programme and project can be found below.
Bringing Back Jobs Safely under the COVID-19 Crisis in the Philippines: Rebooting Small and Informal Businesses Safely and Digitally
15 June 2021 - 15 June 2022
The ILO and the Government of Japan have partnered to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) operate safely under the prolonged community quarantine and adapt to the New Normal business environment with improved workplace safety and health practices and better equipped to take advantage of the available digital tools and the expanding digital economy opportunities.
Promoting productive employment and skills development in BARMM: Assessing the economic and labour market situation and skills needs in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022
With the support of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines, the ILO will undertake studies and consultations to better understand the skills development and labour market needs in BARMM and identify opportunities for policy making and programming.
Improved social dialogue, tripartism and better application of basic rights on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
1 January - 31 December 2021
This intervention promotes social dialogue to improve the Philippines’ compliance with national and international labour standards in selected economic zones and is part of an integrated strategy that feeds into policy and legal reforms, including COVID-19 responses.
1 January - 31 December 2021
The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project (Trade4DW) in the Philippines is part of the global Trade for Decent Work Project, which was established in 2019 by both the European Commission (EC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help improve labour relations and working conditions, and ensure better application of international labour standards (ILS) in the EU’s trading partner countries, including the Philippines.
1 January 2021 - 30 June 2022
The Rebuilding Better project, supported by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, aims to support women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt more sustainable and resilient business models by strengthening their access to vital support services.
1 December 2020 - 30 November 2024
This ILO project, funded by the US Department of Labor (US DOL), aims to improve the promotion and compliance to labour laws, occupational safety and health, and gender equality in the rural sectors in the Philippines and Indonesia, with a focus on women workers.
27 October 2020 - 23 October 2022
This Joint Programme helps ensure that government initiatives for fair and ethical recruitment and reintegration are evidence-based, gender-responsive and coordinated, and seeks to translate evidence into policy and practices on recruitment and reintegration. Funded by the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF), BRIDGE is being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Women, in coordination with the UN Resident Coordinator Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Achieving reduction of child labour in support of education: Programme to reduce the worst forms of child labour in agriculture sector in BARMM
1 October 2020 - 31 December 2022
The ILO and the Government of Japan through the ILO-Japan Multi-bilateral Programme have partnered to reduce the worst forms of child labour in agricultural communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The initial target provinces are Maguindanao and Lanao Del Sur.
Strengthened capacity of member States to ratify and apply international labour standards and to fulfil their reporting obligations
1 August 2020 - 30 September 2021
This intervention aims to strengthen constituents’ engagement on compliance with and reporting on international labour standards. It provides specific assistance in follow-up to the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies on the application of ILO conventions on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98).
Future of Work in the Philippines: Assessing the impact of technological changes on occupations and sectors
1 April 2020 - 30 June 2021
With the support of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines, the ILO undertook research and consultations to better understand and measure the impact of technological change in the context of national strategies related to Industry 4.0, in particular the adoption of AI, as regards job disruption, transformation and skills development.
29 November 2019 - 31 March 2023
Funded by the United Kingdom government, this project aims to increase national capacity for inclusive economic growth through more productive and equitable skills and TVET systems in order to improve employability, employment opportunities and earning potential of workers in Malaysia.
1 November 2019 - 31 March 2023
This ILO-led programme funded by the United Kingdom Government aims to contribute to increasing national capacity to achieve sustained and inclusive growth through the enhancement of skills development and technical vocational education and training Systems
1 November 2019 - 31 March 2023
This ILO-led programme funded by the United Kingdom Government aims to contribute to increasing national capacity to achieve sustained and inclusive growth through the enhancement of skills development and technical and vocational education and training systems.
Improvement of Water Supply Equipment Management Capacity for the Establishment of Peace in Mindanao
1 April 2019 - 31 March 2022
The ILO and the Government of Japan have partnered to provide jobs and to promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
15 March 2019 - 28 February 2022
The ILO InSIGHT Project with the Government of Japan will focus on a skills-driven approach as a sustainable pathway to support and maintain inclusive growth.
14 February 2019 - 31 March 2022
The InSIGHT Phase 2 Project aims to explore and prove that a skills-driven approach is an appropriate ‘pathway’ to deliver inclusive growth in Asia.
1 November 2018 - 31 October 2021
This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries include Hong Kong SAR, Jordan, Nepal, the Philippines, Tunisia and Qatar.
1 January 2018 - 31 December 2022
The project is part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union and United Nations. Safe and Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region.
15 December 2017 - 14 December 2020
The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to promote responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in six Asian countries, the programme in the Philippines is working to promote respect for human rights and labour and environmental standards in agricultural export supply chains. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the ILO under the EU’s Partnership Instrument.
1 September 2017 - 30 November 2021
The programme, funded by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, seeks to provide women with critical soft and technical STEM-related skills, employability and leadership training coupled with targeted mentorship to help women gain quality employment and advancement opportunities in STEM-related jobs.