The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi) operates a wide range of programmes and projects in the sub-region focusing on relief and development challenges. Details of each programme and project can be found below.


  1. Expanding decent employment opportunities in the Care Economy in India

    1 August 2021 - 31 December 2023

    To realize gender equality and decent work for all, India needs to create more decent employment opportunities, improve the working conditions of workers in the care sector who are mostly women, and work towards promoting a better sharing of unpaid care responsibilities.

  2. Sparking Disability Inclusive Rural Transformation (SPARK)

    1 August 2021 - 31 March 2024

    ILO is implementing multi-country project on disability inclusion in rural livelihood. SPARK project is integrated in IFAD-funded Nav Tejaswini Yojana, Government of Maharashtra.

  3. Promoting Sustainable Enterprises in India (PSEI)

    1 August 2021 - 31 August 2024

    The overall objective of the project is to support Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India to sustainably integrate in global supply chain in alignment to Decent Work (DW) agenda, and generate more and better quality jobs.


  1. Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

    1 August 2020 - 31 January 2024

    GOALS project is aimed at ensuring labour migration is safe, orderly and regular for all women and men from Colombo Process Member States through strengthened collaboration and effective migration governance.


  1. Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC)

    2 May 2019 - 30 September 2023

    The Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (ARC) aims to reduce vulnerability to child labour and enhance protection of children from exploitation in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Pakistan to contribute to the eradication of child labour, particularly its worst forms.


  1. Technical support to ESIS for improving and expanding access to health care services in India – A transition to formality

    19 December 2018 - 31 December 2023

    The overall objective of the project is to provide technical support to Indian Employee State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) for improving and expanding access to health care services.

  2. MAP16 Project activities in India

    1 November 2018 - 30 September 2022

  3. Post-disaster Livelihood Recovery and Rehabilitation in Kerala

    15 October 2018 - 29 February 2020

    The project with financial support from ILO/Japan fund towards “Post-disaster Livelihood Recovery and Rehabilitation in Kerala” contributed towards rebuilding “Employment” sector in Kerala, thereby improving resilience on various world of work issues.

  4. Paving the Way for a Sustainable Natural Stone Industry in India

    1 August 2018 - 31 May 2022

    The overall objective of the project is to provide technical guidance to tripartite partners in Rajasthan to develop a state-wide strategy to pave the way for a sustainable natural stone industry in India, paying particular attention to the situation of women and youth.

  5. Work in Freedom, Phase II - Fair recruitment and decent work for women migrant workers in South Asia and the Middle East

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2024

    The Work in Freedom is an integrated programme to support mobility by choice among women and girls from countries of origin (India, Bangladesh and Nepal) to decent jobs with safety and dignity of workers in destination countries (India, Lebanon and Jordan) through fair recruitment processes.