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Improving Workers’ Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo Pacific with a Focus on Women

Despite the significance of the agriculture, fishing, and mining industries to the US’ trade relations with Philippines and Indonesia, these sectors are characterized by poverty and poor working conditions, especially at the lower tiers of the supply chain in rural areas.

Indonesia, Philippines International Labor Organization (ILO) $4,000,000 12/01/2020 11/30/2024

Better Work Ethiopia

Better Work is a comprehensive program that brings together all levels of the apparel industry to improve working conditions and respect of labor rights for workers, while boosting the competitiveness of apparel businesses. As a result of their participation with Better Work, export apparel factories in Ethiopia have improved compliance with labor law including issues of compensation, contracts, occupational safety and health and working time. By enhancing working conditions, Better Work Ethiopia increases the factories’ productivity and profitability.

Ethiopia International Labor Organization (ILO) $1,477,095 11/19/2020 12/31/2023

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.

Georgia, Global, Honduras, Mexico IMPAQ International $28,750,000 01/01/2019 12/31/2026

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.


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

Improving Working Conditions in the Mexican Automotive Supply Chain

The Improving Working Conditions in the Mexican Automotive Supply Chain project is working to improve the quality of inspections and inspection follow-ups conducted by labor inspectors; strengthen government administration and coordination of the labor inspectorate and other institutions involved in labor law enforcement; and  strengthen the ability of labor courts and other institutions to effectively conciliate and adjudicate labor cases, including administration and coordination of union representation challenges.

Mexico IMPAQ International $5,659,872 10/01/2018 03/31/2021

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.

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Georgia, Global, Mexico, Peru American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center) $8,050,000 09/01/2018 09/30/2023

Implementing a Culture of Labor Compliance in Costa Rica's Agricultural Export Sector

This project will improve enforcement of minimum wage, hours of work and occupational safety and health laws in the agricultural export sector in Costa Rica. By strengthening legal and administrative mechanisms of enforcement while engaging employers and workers to improve compliance in the workplace, the project will help promote supply chains free of exploitative labor and a fair playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world.


Costa Rica Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUNPADEM) $2,000,000 12/01/2017 11/30/2021

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.

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras IMPAQ International $4,345,000 10/01/2017 09/30/2022

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.

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

Support for Labor Law and Industrial Relations Reform in Malaysia

Malaysia International Labor Organization (ILO) $1,550,000 10/01/2016 03/30/2019
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