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. Targeting the Worst Forms of Child Labour: Combating Child Labour and Economic Exploitation among Adolescents in the Sericulture Industry in Karnataka

    15 August 2005 - 31 August 2010

    Contribute to GOI’s efforts to combat child labour and reduce the vulnerability of adolescents to economic exploitation through an integrated package of technical assistance.

  2. Working with Workers' Organizations for Improved Working and Living Conditions and Increased Voice and Representation through Expansion of Employment and Income Generation Activities for Vulnerable Groups in the Tsunami Affected Areas of Southern India

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2006

    To enable poor and excluded groups to recover from the impact of the tsunami and participate in, and fully benefit from, economic activity and to promote workers' rights through education on labour law and International Labour Standards.

  3. Working through Employers' Organizations and their Members to Support Recovery and Rehabilitation of Persons in Tsunami Affected Areas

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2006

    To provide support to employer organizations, trade associations and local chambers of commerce and industry to facilitate their linkages with SHGs and small and micro enterprises to recover from the tsunami impact.

  4. Strengthening Labour Market Analysis, Job Counselling and Matching Job Seekers with Opportunities through Job Centres

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2006

    To start the process of strengthening employment services in selected centres in the aftermath of the tsunami.


  1. Coordinated HIV/AIDS & STD Response through Capacity Building and Awareness (Charca)

    1 January 2004 - 31 December 2005

    This programme with a joint UN System partnership, aims to reduce vulnerability of young women by providing information, improving their skills and access to quality services.

  2. Strengthening the Capacity of ILO Constituents and Stakeholders including PLWHA to expand World of Work Response to HIV and AIDS

    1 January 2004 - 31 December 2005

    To contribute to the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the world of work by strengthening the capacity of the tripartite partners and other relevant key actors.

  3. Program on Promoting Decent Work and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women Workers in the Informal Economy in India - Design Phase

    1 January 2004 - 31 December 2006

    To contribute to improvement of the policy framework and direct action to promote decent work and income opportunities and enhanced representation and voice of women workers in the informal economy.

  4. Subregional Programme on Promoting the Prevention and Elimination of Bonded Labour in South Asia

    1 January 2004 - 31 December 2006

    To work with relevant partners in selected districts in 2 States in India on sustainable strategies for the prevention and elimination of bonded labour.

  5. Andhra Pradesh State-Based Project for the Elimination of Child Labour - Phase II

    1 January 2004 - 31 March 2009

    With support from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, institutionalize the pilot approach tested in Phase-I into governance and develop strategies for complete elimination of child labour through State action, involving workers' and employers' organizations and strengthening civil society mechanism.


  1. INDO-USDOL Child Labour Project for Preventing and Eliminating Child Labour in Identified Hazardous Sector

    1 January 2003 - 31 March 2009

    The INDUS Child Labour Project is a Technical Cooperation Project of the Government of India (GOI), Ministry of Labour and Employment and Directorate of Education, and the United States Department of Labour (USDOL), within the framework of a Joint Statement of Enhanced Indo-US Co-operation on Elimination of Child Labour.