Project list

ILO Action on Child Labour in South Asia.

In the 1990s, with the establishment of the ILO’s global technical cooperation programme, the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), the ILO intensified it technical cooperation on child labour. This was made possible with funding from development partners.

In South Asia, IPEC project implementation started in the early 1990s, supporting countries through the basic Country Programme modality to strengthen or establish systems and tripartite mechanism, undertake research and assessments to learn about the extent and nature of child labour, develop capacities for planning and implementation, forge partnerships with civil society organizations and other stakeholders and test of innovative intervention models,

Over the years, project action has further included integrated interventions focusing on a variety of child labour issues including Education and training; Fragile situations (particularly resulting from natural disasters and armed conflict); Policy, capacity development and research; Urban informal economy; Public, private and sectoral partnerships; National, state and district programmes; and Worst forms of child labour. (See Projects List and links below)

Education and Training 

Fragile Situations - Natural Disasters and Conflict

Policy, Capacity Development and Research

Public-Private and Sectoral Partnerships

National, State and District-based programmes 

 Urban Informal Economy

Worst Forms of Child Labour 

Country Programmes

Implementing Partners