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. Action Programme on Improvement of Work Opportunities for Women Beedi Workers

    1 January 2001 - 31 December 2003

    To assist the social partners in their efforts to improve the conditions of work of the home-based women beedi workers, and to promote alternatives for these women.

  2. Programme for Entrepreneurship Development and Productivity Improvement

    1 January 2001 - 31 December 2005

    The ILO's Programme for Enterprise Development and Productivity Improvement (ILO-PEDPI), started as a cluster initiative, seeks to employ various multi-pronged strategies, including attempting to improve the working conditions of artisans and workers in manufacturing units.

  3. Socio-Economic Empowerment of Tribal People through the Cluster Level Approach in Orissa

    1 January 2001 - 31 December 2005

    Creation of a pilot model to demonstrate participatory implementation modalities for tribal empowerment and community driven approaches to gender and culture sensitive employment and entrepreneurial initiatives.

  4. Prevention of HIV/AIDS in the World of Work: A Tripartite Response

    1 January 2001 - 31 December 2010

    The project aims at establishing a sustainable national action on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support in the world of work.


  1. South Asia and Viet Nam Project on Tripartism and Social Dialogue in Action (SAVPOT)

    3 January 1999 - 31 December 2004

    This was a regional tripartite project covered Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.