ILAB Around the World

ILAB has an important mandate within the U.S. government to contribute to a more prosperous and inclusive global economy through our initiatives to protect worker rights and support broad-based economic growth. Read More

Our work around the world includes:

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Title Grantee Project Start Date Project End Date

Attaining Lasting Change (ATLAS) 

The ATLAS project seeks to build the capacity of host governments to more effectively combat child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking by helping them strengthen their laws and regulations, improve their capacities to enforce them, and strengthen coordination between law enforcement and social protection entities.

Winrock 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Strengthening Labor Law Enforcement 

This project enhances governments’ capacity to create, implement, and monitor the application of labor laws by working with ministries of labor, labor judges, and other judicial labor authorities. It seeks to use data collected from labor inspections to identify gaps that facilitate violations and to support legal reforms to address them. The project also uses data analytics to identify and combat labor inspection corruption, waste and inefficiency, and identifies regional inspection units in need of training and capacity building.

IMPAQ International 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Engaging Workers and Civil Society to Strengthen Labor Law Enforcement 

Workers and civil society organizations help to supplement and support government labor law enforcement efforts by proactively identifying potential labor violations and filing justiciable complaints with the appropriate authorities. This project works in U.S. trade partner countries to improve labor law enforcement, as well as compliance with labor-related U.S. trade provisions, by improving the involvement of workers and civil society organizations in this process.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity 10/01/2018 03/31/2021

From Research to Practice (RTP) 

The Research to Practice (RTP) Project applies rigorous research methods in an effort to accelerate global action against child labor and forced labor. The project seeks to help policymakers and practitioners access relevant research and evaluation tools, identifies key knowledge gaps, and facilitates the development of a global research agenda to guide new policy-relevant research efforts. To that end, the project also seeks to broaden and diversify the researcher pool, increasing both the number and capacity of researchers working to shed light on these abusive labor practices.

International Labor Organization (ILO) 08/03/2018 08/02/2021


The RICHES project aims to integrate the issues of child labor alleviation and acceptable conditions of work into women’s economic empowerment initiatives. By putting a new toolkit directly in the hands of policy makers and service providers who work with women entrepreneurs, RICHES seeks to ensure women-led enterprises can improve livelihoods responsibly without resorting to child labor or other harmful labor practices.

The Grameen Foundation 12/01/2017 05/31/2021

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.

International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 09/30/2022

Promoting Apprenticeship as a Path for Youth Employment in Argentina, Costa Rica, and Kenya through Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN) National Networks 

The Promoting Apprenticeship as a Path for Youth Employment Project is working directly with employers, workers’ organizations, and governments to help increase the number of apprenticeship opportunities for vulnerable youth in Argentina, Costa Rica, and Kenya. The project will create and strengthen private sector networks in support of apprenticeship and other types of work-based training, such as internships, in all three countries, helping employers launch quality work training programs while ensuring these programs are accessible to disadvantaged youth.

Midterm Evaluation
Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN) 09/01/2016 12/31/2019

M&E Toolkit: OCFT Sectors & Themes 

The project will help enhance the sustainability of child labor and forced labor program efforts by contributing to the overall body of knowledge on how best to assess child labor and forced labor interventions. The project will undertake assessments and develop practical tools, templates, and guidelines for monitoring cross-cutting sectors related to child labor and forced labor, including occupational safety and health of youth, youth employment, strengthened technical and institutional capacity on labor issues, gender and diversity, persons with disabilities, migration, and sustainability.

JBS International 09/01/2016 08/31/2018

CARING Gold Mining Project 

International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/11/2015 10/30/2019

From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor (The Bridge Project)  

International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/30/2015 09/02/2019