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. 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.

  6. Strengthening World of Work Response to HIV and AIDS in India

    1 January 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) is UNAIDS’ instrument to maximize the coherence, coordination and impact of the UN’s response to AIDS by combining the efforts of the UN co-sponsors, including ILO and UNAIDS Secretariat.


  1. SCORE Phase III - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises Programme

    1 November 2017 - 30 June 2019

    The SCORE programme is a global ILO Technical Cooperation Programme, headquartered in Geneva, and is operational in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Tunisia, South Africa, Ghana, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and India. It is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

  2. Capacity building of community-managed resource centres (CMRCs) for small and micro enterprise development

    1 October 2017 - 31 May 2018

    To promote and strengthen women’s micro-enterprises by training a cadre of micro enterprise trainers.

  3. EU-India Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility

    1 September 2017 - 28 February 2022

    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to better governance of migration and mobility between the EU and India. This project is co-funded by the European Union.