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. Skills for Migration

    1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017

    The project aims at strengthening institutions and mechanisms that link skill training and migration.


  1. Trade Unions for Social Justice

    1 January 2015 - 29 February 2016

    The project aims to promote International Labour Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and supports the trade unions’ campaign for the ratification of Core Labour Standards.

  2. Testing methodologies to support informal economy workers and small producers to combat hazardous child labour in their own sectors (India Component with IndustriALL Global)

    1 January - 31 December 2015

    The project aims to build the capacity of informal economy workers to address hazardous child labour.

  3. Gender identity and sexual orientation: Promoting rights, diversity and equality in the world of work (PRIDE) Project

    1 May 2012 - 31 December 2015


  1. India: Social dialogue for green jobs promotion

    Since 2009, the ILO is supporting green jobs initiatives in India with a particular focus on climate change and sectoral approaches for green jobs creation.

  2. Formalizing Employment in Domestic Work: Converging Systems for Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    1 August 2014 - 25 December 2016

    ILO is taking a sector-based approach to achieve legal recognition, social security provisions, and organizational rights for the domestic workers, and eventually to formalize the employment relationship in domestic work sector.

  3. Building a Social Protection Floor (SPF) in India

    1 June 2014 - 31 December 2015

    The project aims to enable ILO’s tripartite partners to develop policies to expand or reorient the existing social security provisions and schemes to benefit more people.

  4. Strengthening Labour Administration and Labour Inspection Services in India

    1 May 2014 - 31 December 2015

    Through this Norwegian-funded project, the ILO is assisting constituents in India to strengthen and modernize their labour administration and inspection to enhance their overall effectiveness and impact.


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

    1 October 2013 - 31 December 2017

    The overall objective of the programme is to assist Small & Medium Enterprises to become more sustainable through being cleaner, more productive and competitive, and contribute in creation of more and better quality jobs in the economy.

  2. Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact

    1 June 2013 - 30 September 2016

    The Project aims to promote the management of labour migration from South Asia, to ensure effective protection of the rights of vulnerable migrant workers, enhance the development impact of labour migration and reduce irregular flows.