Projects and policy advice

2016

  1. New industrial relations framework in respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work (NIRF/FPRW) in Viet Nam

    20 December 2016

    The project's development goal is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth of Vietnam by building effective industrial relations institutions and practices based on freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

  2. Research Network Project: "Regulating for Decent Work"

    10 November 2016

    The aim of the Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) project is to develop a coherent response to the arguments against labour laws that have dominated employment policy in recent years. It also aims to advance research and policy directions tailored towards making labour market regulation more effective. To this end, it questions whether the goal of improving working life can be advanced through legal regulation, and whether carefully designed labour regulations and enforcement mechanisms, rather than a retreat from labour laws, may be a more promising avenue for future social and economic progress.

  3. Support for Labour Law and Industrial Relations Reform in Malaysia

    01 October 2016

    The overall objective of this project is effective governmental development and enforcement of new or existing laws, decrees or regulations, and other legal instruments.

  4. Rights at Work: promoting harmonious labour relations through collective bargaining in China

    29 August 2016

    This project aims to build the institutional capacity of Chinese workers, employers, and their respective organizations to carry out voluntary collective bargaining and to resolve labor disputes efficiently and effectively. The program further aims to support the ILO's tripartite constituents in China to strengthen collective bargaining institutions and governance frameworks for the promotion and improved application of core labor standards, especially in relation to disadvantaged groups of workers.

  5. Improving labour relations for decent work and sustainable development in the Myanmar garment industry

    01 July 2016

    This project aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the empowerment of women in Myanmar by improving labour relations, social dialogue and gender equality in the garment industry.

2015

  1. Promoting Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry

    01 November 2015

    Following major garment factory accidents in 2012 and 2013, the ILO (International Labour Organization) developed a comprehensive programme to support the Government’s efforts to engage in a much-needed reform process, to improve safety, working conditions and rights at work in this sector, including workers’ and employers’ right to organise, bargain and dialogue at the workplace.

2014

  1. Promoting social dialogue in Macedonia

    01 October 2014

    This project aims to assist the country in strengthening tripartite and bipartite social dialogue through institutional and legislative improvement along with activities aimed at strengthening the capacities of government, employers’ organizations and trade unions to engage effectively in social dialogue.

  2. 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.

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

    02 June 2014

    Following the adoption of a new Labour Code and Trade Union Law in 2012, the Project's overall objective is to support the implementation of these laws and enhance the compliance of regulations and practices with international labour standards.

  4. Improving industrial relations in Cambodia's garment industry

    30 May 2014

    The project aims to improve industrial relations in the garment industry through a mixture of policy advice and capacity building in selected enterprises at the industry level and at the national level.

  5. Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Social Dialogue in Egypt

    24 May 2014

2013

  1. ILO-Sweden Partnership Agreement: Making decent work a reality for decent workers

    31 December 2013

    The ILO-Sweden Partnership Agreement contributes to increase the capacity of governments, domestic workers organizations, trade unions and employers’ organizations to promote decent work for domestic workers in Zambia, Tanzania, Paraguay, the Philippines, and India. The project supports advocacy and awareness-raising, the development of national knowledge about the domestic work sector, social dialogue, the design of legal and policy reforms, C189 ratification processes, capacity-building of domestic workers’ organizations, and initiatives by trade unions and employers’ organizations to address issues concerning domestic workers.

  2. 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

    The Project aims to contribute to the promotion of decent work in Egypt by supporting improved compliance with fundamental principles and rights at work. Accordingly, the main focus of the Project is to improve workplace cooperation and labour law compliance through capacity building and joint training programmes for both, employers and workers in labour-intensive export sectors.

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.