Programmes and projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Asia Pacific focusing on relief and development challenges. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in each country.

  1. Employment-intensive Growth for Indonesia: Job Opportunities for Young Women and Men (JOY)

    1 April 2007 - 30 April 2010

    The project aims to contribute to poverty reduction and the creation of income earning opportunities, especially for young women and men in Indonesia, through complementary national policies and local initiatives that lead to more employment-intensive economic growth.

  2. ACTRAV/ACTEMP/Norway Project on Youth Employment and Social Dialogue

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2008

    The project aims to contribute to employment creation through promotion of social dialogue and cooperation between employers’ organizations and trade unions to create an enabling environment for improving employability of young people while rights are protected.

  3. Project of Support to the Indonesia Time Bound Programme on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour – Phase II

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2011

    The project aims to support the Indonesian government in the prevention and elimination of the worst forms of child labour in Indonesia.

  4. Promotion of Decent Work for Young Women and Men Through Enhancement of Employment Possibilities in Sri Lanka

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2010

    The project works to alleviate poverty, unemployment and underemployment among rural young people in Sri Lanka by helping them find work, vocational and entrepreneurship training. It also focuses on improving employment and recruitment services and is developing an English teaching curriculum for schools on plantations.

  5. Combating Forced Labour and Trafficking of Indonesian Migrant Workers

    1 September 2006 - 31 August 2008

    This project aims to protect migrant domestic workers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Hong Kong

  6. Economic and Social Empowerment of Returned Victims of Trafficking in the Philippines and Thailand: The Philippine Component

    1 May 2006 - 31 May 2009

    The project aimed to contribute to the reduction of trafficking in children and women for sexual and labour exploitation in Asia, through support to a humane reintegration process of returned trafficked victims back to their countries of origin.

  7. Support to Poverty Reduction and Promotion of Human Rights among the Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines in the Context of Ancestral Domain Development and Protection (Lake Sebu)

    1 April 2006 - 31 December 2008

    The Embassy of Finland through its Local Cooperation Funds (LCF) agreed to support the ILO's three-year project covering Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Mindanao. The project agreement was signed in April 2006. It was a continuation of the collaborative work to extend assistance to indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines by the Embassy of Finland and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2000.

  8. Creating Jobs: capacity building for local resource-based road works in selected districts in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) and Nias

    1 March 2006 - 30 November 2012

    The Project’s development objective is to contribute to the restoration of the rural livelihoods in communities of disaster affected populations in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) and Nias.

  9. The Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP): Lake Sebu, Philippines

    2 January 2006 - 31 December 2010

    Mindanao is known for its colourful indigenous cultural traditions and natural resources. The indigenous peoples of the T’boli and Ubo tribes make up 55 per cent of Lake Sebu’s population.

  10. Education and Skills Training for Youth Employment in Indonesia (EAST)

    1 January 2006 - 31 December 2010

    The EAST project aims to improve employability and capacity for entrepreneurship among young women and men through improved access to high quality, relevant educational and training opportunities, and eventually contribute to the elimination of child labour.

  11. Asian Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration

    1 January 2006 - 30 April 2009

    This programme, which is supported by the European Union, aims to promote dialogue and cooperation related to improved management of labour migration, with a particular emphasis on gender and rights. Its goal is to combat the exploitation and abuse of migrant workers in the Asian region.

  12. Promoting Youth Employment in the Philippines (PYEP)

    1 June 2005 - 31 December 2007

    A Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded project that sought to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for young women and men in the Philippines.

  13. Papua Indigenous Peoples Empowerment (PIPE) Programme: Reducing Poverty and Promoting Peace and Development in Papua and West Papua

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The Project aims to contribute to the overall development of the indigenous peoples by helping them attain greater capacity and self-reliance in reducing poverty, promoting gender equality and strengthening peace and development mechanisms in their villages and communities.

  14. ILO Aceh-Nias Tsunami Response Programme

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The project aims to contribute to international and national efforts to rebuild the people’s livelihood and the provinces’ economies in the post-tsunami period.

  15. Improving Access to Entrepreneurship and Business Management for People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA)

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The two immediate objectives of this project are to improve the livelihoods of PLWHA and their families by improving access to entrepreneurship and business start-up training and to improve the entrepreneurship and business management capabilities of PLWHA by enabling them to identify business opportunities and start a business.

  16. HIV and AIDS and Indonesian Migrant Workers Project

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2008

    The main objective of the project is to contribute to the prevention of HIV and AIDS and the reduction of its adverse consequences on social, labour and economic development by addressing HIV and AIDS prevention among migrant workers.

  17. Managing Cross-border Movement of Labour in Southeast Asia

    1 January 2005 - 31 December 2010

    The project aims to protect migrant workers by developing a knowledge base on migration issues for policy makers and building up the capacity of governments to manage orderly labour migration. It advocates for sound national labour migration policies, assists with raising migrant workers’ awareness of their rights, helps them access legal systems, promotes low-cost, efficient remittance systems, and supports skills training and enterprise development.

  18. Timor Leste: Skills Training for Gainful Employment Programme (STAGE)

    The ILO STAGE Programme is to reduce poverty and promote economic growth, building national capacity to deliver a demand driven enterprise and skills training, and contributing to the establishment and development of income generating activities within communities.

  19. Protecting Domestic Workers Against Forced Labour and Trafficking

    3 May 2004 - 31 December 2006

    Domestic work is common in the Philippines. Domestic workers are employed in private households, often isolated from their own families and networks. They sweep floors, wash dishes and care for children, but are hidden from the public, for the most part unregistered and poorly covered by labour laws and social protection schemes.

  20. ILO/Korea Partnership Programme

    1 October 2003 - 31 December 2022

    The ILO/Korea Partnership Programme, which has been operational since 2004, works to support the aims of the Asian Decent Work Decade. In particular it focuses on the regional priority areas of competitiveness, productivity and jobs; labour market governance and social protection; and labour migration.