ILAB in Guatemala

Guatemala

Projects

Title Amount Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Increasing Collective Action to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Other Unacceptable Conditions of Work in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The project will work with civil society and workers' organizations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to strengthen their capacity and bolster their collaboration with government agencies, the private sector and other stakeholders to protect labor rights and reduce child labor and forced labor. The project will focus on organizations that represent indigenous, Afro-descendant, and Garifuna populations, while promoting gender and racial equity.

$8,400,000 Pan American Development Foundation 12/31/2021 06/06/2026

Improving Respect for Workers’ Rights in Agricultural Supply Chains in Honduras and Guatemala, and the Maquila Sector in El Salvador

Part of the Root Causes of Migration Strategy for northern Central America, this project seeks to improve workers’ rights in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador by supporting workers’ organizations in the banana, melon, palm oil, and pineapple sectors in Honduras; the banana and palm oil sectors in Guatemala; and in the garments (maquila) sector in El Salvador.

$5,000,000 American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center) 12/15/2021 08/14/2025

Promoting Safe and Healthy Workplaces in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador

Part of the Root Causes of Migration Strategy for northern Central America, the Promoting Safe and Healthy Workplaces in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador (PREP for Change) project seeks to improve occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions for workers in the sugar and garment (maquila) sectors. The project will focus on workplace illnesses and injuries, chronic kidney disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnt), and COVID-19.

$8,000,000 La Isla Network 12/15/2021 06/14/2026

Improving Labor Law Enforcement in Guatemala

Promoting acceptable working conditions in trade partner countries helps the U.S. create a fair playing field for its own workforce and for U.S. companies that play by the rules. This project seeks to ensure that workers in the agricultural export sector in Guatemala, with whom the U.S. has a free trade agreement, receive at least the minimum wage, work within legal hours of work limits, receive due compensation for overtime, and operate in a safe working environment.

$2,500,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/01/2018 03/01/2022

Leveraging Data to Build an Efficient Labor Market in Central America

All economies, whether in the United States or in Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras), need timely, accurate information to fuel efficiencies in their labor markets. These efficiencies, in turn, help ensure social stability and contribute to economic growth – both within countries and beyond. This project will seek to strengthen labor market information systems in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to create useful labor market intelligence -- helping workers to find jobs, employers to fill the skills gap and economies to grow.

$4,345,000 American Institutes for Research 10/01/2017 09/30/2022

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.

$23,945,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 12/31/2023

My Rights Matter (Nuyatalil-Woklen: Mis Derechos son Importantes)

$4,199,601 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 09/30/2009 10/31/2013

Comply and Win Project (Cumple y Gana for Inspection)

$8,837,260 Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUNPADEM) 09/29/2008 09/29/2012

Research on Forced Labor in the Production of Goods in Selected Countries: A Verite Multi-Stakeholder Initiative

$1,375,000 Verité 09/29/2008 09/29/2012

Strengthening the Civil Service of the Labor Inspectorate

$1,193,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2007 09/29/2011