ILAB in Colombia

Colombia

Projects

Title Amount Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Advancing Labor Compliance in Colombia’s Port Sector

The project aims to improve compliance with national laws related to internationally recognized labor rights in the port sector. These include, but are not limited to, the right to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, prohibition against discrimination at work, elimination of forced labor and child labor, and rights to acceptable conditions of work with respect to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health.

$5,000,000 Partners of the Americas 12/20/2020 12/20/2024

Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL) in Colombia

EQUAL/Colombia aims to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights by empowering vulnerable women and girls working in the production of unrefined brown sugar (panela) and the cut flowers sector and promoting a better understanding of labor rights.

$5,000,000 PACT 12/01/2019 11/30/2023

Palma Futuro: Preventing and Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor in Palm Oil Supply Chains

This project works to improve the implementation of social compliance systems that promote acceptable conditions of work and the prevention and reduction of child and forced labor in palm oil supply chains in Colombia and Ecuador. It will also disseminate best practices in social compliance systems in these and other palm oil producing countries, particularly Brazil and Peru.

$6,000,000 Partners of the Americas 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Pilares: Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Colombia

This project will build the capacity of civil society organizations to more effectively detect and combat child labor and unacceptable working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines in Colombia. It will form networks of civil society organizations and empower local communities to build a grassroots movement to improve working conditions and reduce the risk that children will be used in this harmful work.

$2,500,000 PACT 12/15/2017 12/15/2021

Colombia Avanza

Colombia Avanza will build the capacity of civil society to more effectively combat child labor and other labor abuses in Colombia’s coffee sector. By raising awareness and connecting survivors of labor exploitation to services in two of the largest coffee-producing areas of Colombia, the project helps promote supply chains free of exploitative labor and a fair playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world.

$2,300,000 Partners of the Americas 12/08/2017 12/31/2021

Cooperation On Fair, Free, Equitable Employment (COFFEE) Project

The United States is the leading importer of coffee, accounting for over 18% of total coffee imports in the world, with Brazil and Colombia as the top suppliers. But before that coffee reaches our cups, tens of millions of workers globally select, pick and process the beans. Many workers are children – toiling in the fields rather than learning in school.

$2,200,000 Verité 12/01/2017 06/30/2023

Worker Rights Centers for the Greater Protection of Labor Rights in Colombia

This project supports the government of Colombia in meeting its commitments to the U.S. under the Action Plan associated with the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

$5,747,766 Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) 12/26/2016 09/30/2023

Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP 16) Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor

The United States supports the goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the 152 million child laborers and the 25 million adults and children in forced labor around the world by eradicating child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

$22,400,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 09/30/2022

Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers: SafeYouth@Work

This global, multi-country project sought to improve occupational safety and health issues of young workers, and to promote a culture of prevention of occupational illness and injury.  Programming placed a particular focus on those aged 15-24, who, as they join the workforce, may be positioned to contribute to a sustainable and prevention-focused OSH culture.    

$11,443,156 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/31/2014 12/31/2019

Somos Tesoro (We Are a Treasure): Project to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia

$11,250,000 Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT) Incorporated 09/30/2013 09/30/2020

Research

Title Release Year Sort ascending

2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

2020

ILAB Synthesis Review

2020

Independent Impact Evaluation for the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia Project

This report describes in detail the final impact evaluation of the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia project. IMPAQ International, LLC, conducted an independent evaluation in collaboration with the project team and stakeholders and prepared the evaluation report according to the terms specified in its contract with the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs and the DOL Chief Evaluation Office. IMPAQ would like to express sincere thanks to all the parties involved for their support and valuable contributions. 

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2016

Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade

2015

Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act

2013

Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act

2012

Labor Rights Report - Colombia

2011

Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Colombia

2011

Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act

2011

U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

2011