Projects and policy advice

2014

  1. Integrated actions towards improved and more equitable working conditions for vulnerable groups of workers

    26 September 2014

    This ILO project aims at designing and implementing policies, laws and programmes related to wages, working time and working conditions of socially disadvantaged groups of workers in Cape Verde, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Tanzania and Zambia.

  2. Support the development of industrial relations, wage fixing and labour law implementation in Vietnam

    02 June 2014

  3. Improving industrial relations in Cambodia's garment industry

    30 May 2014

  4. Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Social Dialogue

    24 May 2014

2013

  1. Developing tripartite institutions and mechanisms that advocate for and promote the realization of core labour rights in Colombia

    01 August 2013

2012

  1. Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work - Georgia

    01 January 2012

2011

  1. Promoting worker rights and competitiveness in Egyptian export industries

    01 October 2011

2010

  1. Advancing Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    06 September 2010

    TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROJECT. The work of caring and cleaning in the employer’s home for pay, one of the most important occupations for millions of women around the world, is precarious, low-paid, and unprotected, as it is often excluded totally or in part from the scope of labour law. If decent work is to become a reality for these workers, national laws and enforcement mechanisms must identify and address the specific characteristics of domestic work. In 2011, the ILO is expected to adopt new, specific international labour standards on domestic work.

  2. Improving working and living conditions for agricultural families programme (WIND)

    12 February 2010

    The Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) programme is a participatory and action-oriented training programme designed to address the special circumstances faced by agricultural families

  3. International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) Study Group on "Labour Market Regulations: Rationales, indicators and impacts"

    14 January 2010

    The IIRA Study Group was established to develop a coherent response to deregulatory arguments. The objective is to move beyond a superficial dichotomy between regulation and deregulation by advancing research and policy directions that focus on making regulations more effective. The Group's work is tailored towards improving the theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the evaluation of labour market regulations. It also questions how these frameworks can be operationalized to support research on institutional indicators and their relationship to labour market performance.

  4. Improving job quality in Africa (WISE programme)

    14 January 2010

    This project began in June 2008 and will be completed in February 2010. Funded by DANIDA, the project has worked together with governments, employers and unions in Mozambique and Tanzania to improve the working conditions of men’s and women’s work in the formal and informal economy. Key project activities have included the adaptation and application of a survey tool on working conditions and the completion of national policy and legal reviews, leading to the publication of national profiles on working conditions for both project countries. In addition, the project has developed and piloted extension modules and guides for the WISE training programme, now published as a WISE+ package.

2009

  1. Work Improvements in Small Enterprises programme (WISE+)

    11 December 2009

    Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training programme that empowers small and medium enterprises to take practical and low-cost action to improve working conditions.

  2. Decent Work for Domestic Workers in Asia-Pacific

    01 September 2009

    In June 2010, the International Labour Conference at Geneva adopted a resolution calling for the drafting of an international Convention and supplementary Recommendation to extend labour standards and social protection to the world's domestic workers. The International Labour Office in Asia and the Pacific has been working with our Constituents and civil society in anticipation of such a decision and is now preparing for the next ILC (June 2011) where these international instruments could be formally adopted.