Projects

Our international grants support projects to combat some of the most abusive labor practices, including the use of child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking in global supply chains. ILAB-funded projects also promote trade partners’ compliance with the labor requirements of U.S. trade agreements and preference programs – helping to ensure a fair global playing field for workers in the United States and around the world.

 

Building Governments’ Capacity

ILAB works with governments to make them more effective in combating labor abuses, through efforts in areas such as data collection, monitoring, and enforcement. As a direct result of ILAB initiatives:

  • More than 80 countries have strengthened their monitoring and enforcement of laws, regulations, policies, and programs to combat child labor, forced labor and human trafficking;
  • More than 60,000 labor inspectors and law enforcement officials have been trained to more effectively enforce child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking laws and regulations; and
  • Governments have adopted best practices to assist victims of child labor and forced labor. For example, ILAB worked in partnership with the Government of Paraguay to develop and pilot an electronic system that registers adolescent workers to ensure they are protected under the law and assist with enforcement of labor laws.

 

Assistance for Vulnerable Children and Families

ILAB projects adopt a holistic approach to promote sustainable efforts that address child labor’s underlying causes, including poverty and lack of access to education. Project strategies include linking vulnerable groups to existing government social programs, providing children with quality education or afterschool services, helping families improve their livelihoods to meet basic needs without relying on child labor, and raising awareness about risks of trafficking so that adults don’t end up in situations of forced labor.

 

ILAB at the Forefront of Rigorous Evaluation Research

ILAB continues to invest in impact evaluations of innovative interventions to broaden the global knowledge base on effective strategies for combating child labor and forced labor. ILAB’s randomized controlled trials, the gold standard for impact evaluations, allow governments and policymakers to make evidence-informed decisions about programs that affect child laborers and their families.

Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End
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.

$8,000,000 Georgia, Global, Honduras, Mexico 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.

$6,850,000 Georgia, Global, Mexico, Peru American Center for International Labor Solidarity 10/01/2018 03/31/2021
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.

$4,000,000 Mexico IMPAQ International 10/01/2018 03/31/2021
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. A particular focus is on improving the capacity of the labor inspectorate and judiciary to become more efficient and effective in investigating violations regarding acceptable conditions of work in the agricultural export sector.

$2,500,000 Guatemala International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/17/2018 09/16/2018
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.

$2,000,000 Costa Rica Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUNPADEM) 12/01/2017 11/30/2021
Leveraging Data to Build an Efficient Labor Market in the Northern Triangle

All economies, whether in the United States or in Central America’s Northern Triangle (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 the Northern Triangle to create useful labor market intelligence -- helping workers to find jobs, employers to fill the skills gap and economies to grow.

$3,972,175 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras IMPAQ International 10/01/2017 03/30/2021
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.

$1,750,000 Colombia Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) 12/26/2016 12/31/2020
Improving Labor Laws and Labor Administration within the New Industrial Relations Framework (NIRF) $4,000,000 Vietnam International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/01/2016 03/30/2020
Support for Labor Law and Industrial Relations Reform in Malaysia $1,550,000 Malaysia International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/01/2016 03/30/2019
Improving Labor Law Compliance in the Kingdom of Lesotho $500,000 Lesotho International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/31/2015 12/31/2017
Building Union Capacity to Reduce Precarious Employment in Peru $1,000,000 Peru Solidarity Center 12/31/2015 11/20/2017
Combating Labor Discrimination $1,389,000 Mexico Heartland Alliance International 12/31/2014 12/31/2017
Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labor Inspectorate $1,250,000 Philippines International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/15/2014 08/31/2019
Building the Capacity of the Peruvian Labor Inspectorate $2,000,000 Peru Capital Humano y Social Alternativo (CHS) 12/15/2014 12/14/2018
Strengthening Workers' Organizations in Georgia $937,000 Georgia American Center for International Labor Solidarity 12/11/2014 12/31/2018
Wad3éyati (My Situation: Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace) $1,247,980 Morocco Management Systems International (MSI) 12/31/2013 03/31/2018
Improved Compliance with Labor Laws in Georgia

The project will assist Georgia with resolving a General System of Preferences petition by upholding workers’ rights and working conditions in accordance with International Labor Standards.

$3,000,000 Georgia International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/31/2013 12/30/2018
Building the Capacity of the MAST to Ensure Labor Law Compliance in the Haitian Apparel Sector

The International Labor Organization (ILO) is implementing the MAST capacity building component of the Better Work program to increase labor law compliance in the apparel sector.

$2,400,000 Haiti International Labor Organization (ILO) 11/15/2013 06/30/2017
Improving Fire & General Building Safety for Bangladesh's Ready-Made Garment Sector $1,500,000 Bangladesh International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/30/2013 09/30/2017
Improving Fire & General Building Safety for Bangladesh's Ready-Made Garment Workers $1,000,000 Bangladesh Solidarity Center 09/30/2013 09/30/2017
Strengthening Worker Organizations $2,200,000 Haiti, Peru Solidarity Center 12/31/2012 12/31/2014
Workers' Rights Centers

This technical cooperation project aims to strengthen the capacity of workers to file complaints/cases for labor law violations. The Grantee will implement, in partnership with USDOL, a project whose overarching objective is to raise awareness of and improve workers’ ability to protect and claim their labor rights in Colombia.

$1,500,000 Colombia Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) 12/31/2012 12/31/2015
Strengthening Unions to Promote Vulnerable Workers' Rights in Peru $1,000,000 Peru Solidarity Center 12/31/2012 12/31/2014
Vietnam Labor Law Implementation Project

Project Objectives: The overarching objective is to develop regulations for the new labor legislation consistent with International Labor Standards, educate the tripartite partners on the provisions of the laws and regulations, and build their capacity to promote good industrial relations with the new provisions’ application in practice.

$1,500,000 Vietnam International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/30/2012 06/30/2016
Occupational Safety and Health Modernization Project

To modernize occupational, mine, chemical and occupational medicine training for the Indian Government.

$600,000 India Arlington, University of Texas 08/31/2012 08/31/2015
Strengthening Labor Law Governance

The project aims to prepare a new labor code that conforms with ILO conventions on international labor standards that can be submitted to the Government for passage into law. It also aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the labor inspection system, increase knowledge among the social partners of the rights, obligations and services under national labor laws, and improved service delivery by MoLSAMD.

$600,000 Afghanistan International Labor Organization (ILO) 05/01/2011 06/30/2014
Ensuring Benefits in the Formal Sector in El Salvador: Compliance with the Salvadoran Institute of Social Security (ISSS) Laws $940,000 El Salvador Alexius International 09/29/2008 09/29/2013
Building the Capacity of the Afghan Labor Ministry to Increase Knowledge of the Labor Code and Basic Worker Rights $1,150,000 Afghanistan Asia Foundation 09/29/2008 09/29/2011
Strengthening Labor Law Compliance $1,710,000 Tanzania International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2008 09/29/2012
Comply and Win Project (Cumple y Gana for Inspection) $8,837,260 Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua Funpadem 09/29/2008 09/29/2012
Enhancing Skills of Colombian Trade Unionists $1,250,000 Colombia American Center for International Labor Solidarity 09/29/2008 09/29/2011
Promoting the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Social Dialogue in Egypt $2,900,000 Egypt International Labor Organization (ILO) 01/01/2008 06/30/2014
Working Together: Labor Rights for All (Todos y Todas Trabajamos: Derechos Laborales Para Todos y Todas) $8,325,000 Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 09/29/2007 09/29/2013
Cultivar: Advancing Labor Rights in Agriculture $2,749,000 Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua Social Accountability International 09/29/2007 09/29/2011
Strengthening the Civil Service of the Labor Inspectorate $1,193,000 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2007 09/29/2011
Mine Safety & Health - Personal Injuries $1,478,316 Ukraine Partner for Energy and Environmental Reform (PEER) 09/29/2007 09/29/2012
Labor Justice Training $2,050,000 Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2006 09/29/2009
Verification of Compliance with the White Paper Recommendations $11,610,000 Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2006 09/29/2013
Promoting fundamental principles & rights at work and social dialogue

1) A series of seminars with the trade unions on the role, functions, responsibilities and internal organization of modern trade unions.

2) A series of seminars for employers and their organizations to build awareness and support for practice of dialogue, with a view to modernizing the economy and resolving labor market problems.

3) A series of seminars for workers, employers, government and members of parliament, academics, and other relevant persons and organizations to explain the functioning of a tripartite labor system, raise the understanding of the CLS and the Declaration, explain methods for giving effect to core international labor standards, and promote social dialogue.

4) A series of seminars for labor inspectors to introduce them to international inspection standards and practices and methodologies that promote more effective labor inspections.

$379,000 Oman International Labor Organization (ILO) 08/01/2006 09/30/2010
Responding to HIV/AIDS through Workplace Based Interventions

  • Work to develop innovative strategies for involving government, businesses, and relevant NGOs to promote and sustain workplace based HIV/AIDS prevention education programs.
  • Develop and distribute to enterprises relevant information, education and communications materials.
  • Conduct presentations, workshops and provide follow-up technical assistance for employers on how to implement workplace prevention programs.
  • Work with local institutions to develop a cadre of trainers who can provide technical assistance to companies on workplace prevention programs.
  • Evaluate, promote, and support successful and replicable projects that further development strategies.

$3,500,000 China International Labor Organization (ILO) 01/01/2006 12/31/2009
Worldwide / Multi Regional Act $1,217,000 Global International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2005 09/29/2009
HIV/AIDS Prevention in the world of work

  • Develop comprehensive workplace-based prevention and education programs addressing behavior change, gender issues, and linkages with care and support services.
  • Assist governments, employers, and trade unions to develop and disseminate a national workplace policy statement to address issues stemming from the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Support the formation of tripartite advisory committees; organization of workshops to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders; and obtaining buy-in from stakeholders to plan and commit future resources to sustain the program.
  • Facilitate the formation of steering committees at private sector work sites.
  • Assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on workplace productivity
  • Identify best practices.
  • Develop and test innovative communication approaches and materials.

$420,000 Trinidad and Tobago International Labor Organization (ILO) 01/01/2005 06/30/2008
HIV/AIDS Prevention in the World of Work

  • Develop comprehensive workplace-based prevention and education programs addressing behavior change, gender issues, and linkages with care and support services.
  • Assist governments, employers, and trade unions to develop and disseminate a national workplace policy statement to address the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Support the formation of tripartite advisory committees; organization of workshops to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders; and obtaining buy-in from stakeholders to plan and commit future resources to sustain the program.
  • Facilitate the formation of steering committees at private sector work sites.
  • Assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on productivity in the workplace.

$420,000 Cameroon International Labor Organization (ILO) 01/01/2005 06/30/2009
HIV/AIDS Prevention in the World of Work

  • Collaborate with all relevant MOMT to build capacity for prevention and education programs on HIV/AIDS
  • Establishment of HIV/AIDS policies and programs in targeted workplaces.
  • Build a knowledge base on the social and labor implications of HIV/AIDS
  • Build a system for dissemination of information on policy, intervention strategies and access to resource materials.
  • Conduct meetings with professional organizations and other relevant stakeholders on how to improve worker’s conditions and promote relevant programs supporting workers/employees rights, especially the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.

$800,000 Indonesia International Labor Organization (ILO) 01/01/2005 12/31/2007
HIV/AIDS Prevention in the World of Work

  • Integration of HIV/AIDS in the labor policies of the Ministry of Labor Relations and Foreign Employment.
  • Establishment of HIV/AIDS policies and programs in targeted workplace sectors.
  • An online resource center is established to support the development of HIV/AIDS policy and prevention programs in the workplace. 
  • A tripartite national policy statement, containing key principles to be adhered to with regard to HIV/AIDS in the world of work is adopted and widely disseminated.

$510,000 Sri Lanka International Labor Organization (ILO) 01/01/2005 12/31/2007
Labor Law Compliance $1,500,000 Brazil Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 09/29/2004 09/29/2008
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $420,000 Cameroon International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2004 09/29/2009
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $418,623 Nepal International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2004 09/29/2007
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $420,000 Sri Lanka International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2004 09/29/2009
Labor Law Compliance $77,431 Thailand DTI 09/29/2004 09/29/2005
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $3,500,000 China International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2004 09/29/2009
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $420,000 Trinidad and Tobago International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2004 09/29/2009
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $900,000 Indonesia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2004 09/29/2009
Workplace Safety (World Safety Conference) $400,000 Global International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2004 09/29/2005
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $4,365,801 Botswana International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2004 09/29/2013
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $420,000 Haiti International Labor Organization (ILO) 08/29/2004 09/29/2009
HIV/AIDS Prevention in the World of Work

  • Integration of HIV/AIDS in the labor policies of the Ministry of Labor and Transport Management.
  • Establishment of comprehensive HIV/AIDS policies and prevention, care and support programs in targeted workplaces, in both the formal and informal economy
  • Conduct meetings with professional organizations and other relevant stakeholders on how to improve worker’s conditions and promote relevant programs supporting workers/employees rights, especially the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.

$418,594 Nepal International Labor Organization (ILO) 03/01/2004 10/31/2007
International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Program

  • Develop comprehensive workplace-based prevention and education programs addressing behavior change, gender issues, and linkages with care and support services.
  • Assist governments, employers, and trade unions to develop and disseminate a national workplace policy statement to address issues stemming from the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Support the formation of tripartite advisory committees; organization of workshops to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders; and obtaining buy-in from stakeholders to plan and commit future resources to sustain the program.
  • Facilitate the formation of steering committees at private sector work sites.
  • Assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on productivity in the workplace.

$949,432 Ethiopia International Labor Organization (ILO) 01/01/2004 12/31/2007
Mine Safety & Health - Inspector Capacity Building $9,631,000 Ukraine Partner for Energy and Environmental Reform (PEER) 09/30/2003 09/30/2013
Labor Law Compliance $6,016,443 Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2008
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $431,085 Cambodia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2007
Occupational Safety & Health $500,000 Serbia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2005
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $546,762 Guyana International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2013
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $2,265,801 Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia International Labor Organization (ILO)/FHI 09/29/2003 09/29/2009
Labor Law Compliance $1,400,000 Chile DAI 09/29/2003 09/29/2006
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $1,548,570 Barbados, Jamaica International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2008
Mine Safety & Health - Methane Gas Control $6,636,000 Ukraine Partner for Energy and Environmental Reform (PEER) 09/29/2003 09/29/2009
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $766,450 Eswatini International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2013
Veterans Employment $4,996,857 Iraq International Organization on Migration 09/29/2003 09/29/2004
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $859,987 Ethiopia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2008
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $2,000,000 Uganda World Vision 09/29/2003 09/29/2007
Industrial Relations $1,667,494 Vietnam International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2006
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $800,000 Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2003 09/29/2009
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $949,320 Russia International Labor Organization (ILO)/FHI 09/29/2003 09/29/2008
Combating HIV/AIDS in Ugandan Workplaces through Community/Faith-based Organizations

  • The contracted intermediary organization is to mentor sub-contracted local organizations to strengthen their capacity to address HIV/AIDS among workers in Uganda.
  • The selected Grantee(s) will be responsible for developing a strategy for successfully achieving the stated objectives of the project, addressing the problems identified in the background and problem statement, developing and implementing the major tasks to be accomplished as part of that strategy, tracking and reporting on progress in achieving the stated objectives, and providing any necessary related services.

$2,200,000 Uganda Research Triangle Institute International 09/01/2003 09/30/2007
Strengthening Industrial Relations in Morocco

  • Strengthen skills of labor inspectors
  • Install a performance management system within the labor inspectorate to monitor progress against annual goals
  • Train representatives of national employers’ and workers’ organization and regional directors of labor inspection on the requirements of the new labor law.
  • Train ministry officials in bargaining techniques, mediation, conciliation and dispute prevention and resolution.
  • Promote equal employment opportunities and working conditions for women as well as men.

$3,072,431 Morocco International Labor Organization (ILO) 08/01/2003 12/31/2007
HIV/AIDS Prevention in the World of Work

  • Integration of HIV/AIDS in the labor policies of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training.
  • Establishment of HIV/AIDS policies and programs in targeted workplaces.
  • Implementation of mechanisms for the referral of existing care and support services including home-based care, VCT, etc.
  • Training of a core group in the Department of Labor Inspection and Occupational Health Center in the basics of peer education and HIV/AIDS, gender, human rights, etc.
  • Conduct meetings with professional organizations and other relevant stakeholders on how to improve worker’s conditions and promote relevant programs supporting workers/employees rights, especially the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.

$431,085 Cambodia International Labor Organization (ILO) 05/01/2003 04/30/2007
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION IN THE WORLD OF WORK

  • Develop comprehensive workplace-based prevention and education programs addressing behavior change, gender issues, and linkages with care and support services.
  • Assist governments, employers, and trade unions to develop and disseminate a national workplace policy statement to address issues stemming from the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Support the formation of tripartite advisory committees; organization of workshops to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders; and obtain buy-in from stakeholders to plan and commit future resources to sustain the program.
  • Facilitate the formation of steering committees at private sector work sites.
  • Assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on workplace productivity.
  • Identify best practices.
  • Develop and test innovative communication approaches and materials.

$1,548,570 Barbados, Jamaica International Labor Organization (ILO) 03/01/2003 03/31/2008
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION IN THE WORLD OF WORK

  • Work with a high-ranking National Tripartite Board to develop innovative strategies for involving government, employers, labor and relevant NGOs to promote and sustain workplace based HIV/AIDS prevention education programs.
  • Develop and distribute relevant information, education and communications materials.
  • Conduct presentations, workshops and provide follow-up technical assistance for employers and unions on how to implement workplace prevention programs.
  • Work with local institutions to develop a cadre of trainers who can provide technical assistance to companies on workplace prevention programs.
  • Evaluate, promote, and support successful and replicable projects that further development strategies.

$949,320 Russia International Labor Organization (ILO) 01/01/2003 12/31/2008
Workforce and Local Economic Development

Implementation of the International Labor Organization’s community-based training model, including:

  • Developing community structures for microfinance support programs, management systems of community enterprises, and capital support for community corporations/cooperatives
  • Providing skills training opportunities through needs-based vocational training and enterprise literacy and entrepreneurial programs
  • Developing partnership agreements with government and non-government organizations and corporate linkages between the communities and the formal sector, especially with business corporations
  • Implementing rural economic and income-generating policies and strategies at the grassroots level
  • Creating public awareness of programs and strategies

$3,096,858 Pakistan, Philippines International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/01/2002 09/30/2007
Women's Employment $300,000 Afghanistan Vital Global Partnership 09/29/2002 09/29/2003
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $488,587 Ghana ILO/FHI 09/29/2002 09/29/2006
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $3,000,000 Global Project Hope 09/29/2002 09/29/2005
Improvement of Labor Relations and Economic Growth for Gender Equality in Colombia $2,000,000 Colombia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2002 09/29/2005
HIV / AIDS Workplace Education $404,293 Benin ILO/FHI 09/29/2002 09/29/2008
Anti-Trafficking $737,129 Cambodia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2002 09/29/2006
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $3,000,000 Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia Project Hope 09/29/2002 09/29/2006
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $402,518 Belize International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2002 09/29/2006
Working Women Education Centers $677,810 Bangladesh Aurora Association 09/29/2002 09/29/2005
Training and Technical Education for Colombian Trade Union Leaders $1,700,000 Colombia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2002 09/29/2005
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $398,579 Togo ILO/FHI 09/29/2002 09/29/2008
Pension Reform $260,826 Poland Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (DOL PWBA) 09/29/2002 09/29/2004
Industrial Relations $300,000 Mozambique Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service 09/29/2002 09/29/2003
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $2,013,117 India International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2002 09/29/2013
Employment Services $129,600 Mexico ETAA 09/29/2002 09/29/2002
Mediation/Arbitration Training $220,000 Peru Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service 09/29/2002 09/29/2002
United States-China Labor Law Cooperation Project

  • Assist the government in developing a national system for the training of government officials in the enforcement of national labor laws;
  • Develop training materials and techniques and provide training for labor inspectors to enhance their effectiveness.
  • Develop an educational information on labor law to educate workers and employers about their legal responsibilities and rights;
  • Promote innovative forms of labor-management cooperation in the workplace;
  • Develop effective ways to improve the existing labor dispute prevention and resolution system;
  • Provide training to enhance the provision of legal services to migrant and women workers

$4,100,000 China Consortium of Worldwide Strategies, Asia Foundation, National Committee on US-China Relations 09/01/2002 09/30/2007
Labor Law Compliance $200,061 Kenya International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
Mediation/Arbitration Training $212,746 Argentina Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service 09/29/2001 09/29/2002
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $1,005,018 Haiti Academy for Educational Development (AED) 09/29/2001 09/29/2009
Employment Disability $650,000 Vietnam International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2004
Local Economic Development $341,651 Hungary Worldwide Strategies Incorporated (WSI) 09/29/2001 09/29/2004
Social Insurance Reform $210,133 Romania National Academy of Social Insurance 09/29/2001 09/29/2002
BGMEA Monitoring $1,505,756 Bangladesh International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $9,000,000 Zimbabwe Academy for Educational Development (AED) 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $1,633,254 Dominican Republic Academy for Educational Development (AED) 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
Industrial Relations $687,409 Global International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2006
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $1,436,882 Ukraine Academy for Educational Development (AED) 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
Pension Reform $341,651 Hungary Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (DOL PWBA) 09/29/2001 09/29/2002
Industrial Relations $1,387,240 Jordan International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2007
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $1,667,215 Nigeria Academy for Educational Development (AED) 09/29/2001 09/29/2009
HIV / AIDS Workplace Education $2,237,033 Vietnam Academy for Educational Development (AED) 09/29/2001 09/29/2009
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $1,099,717 Malawi Project Hope 09/29/2001 09/29/2003
Employment Services $1,928,267 Vietnam Aurora Association 09/29/2001 09/29/2004
Local Economic Development $1,801,478 Poland Worldwide Strategies Incorporated (WSI) 09/29/2001 09/29/2004
LMDP Improving Working Conditions in the Assembly Sector $1,119,039 Global International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2006
Center for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed Project $850,000 Bangladesh Aurora Association 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
Industrial Relations $1,348,856 Nigeria International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
Labor Market Information- Grant 1 $1,040,000 Barbados, Jamaica International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2004
Labor Dispute Resolution $1,124,878 Cambodia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2006
Local Economic Development $4,850,000 Bulgaria Worldwide Strategies Incorporated (WSI) 09/29/2001 09/29/2004
Social Insurance $371,290 Bulgaria National Academy of Social Insurance 09/29/2001 09/29/2002
Industrial Relations $1,522,432 Morocco International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
Strengthening Labor Administration $2,771,118 Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2006
Labor Law Compliance - Garment Sector $1,675,000 Cambodia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2007
Social Insurance $1,500,000 Vietnam National Academy of Social Insurance 09/29/2001 09/29/2004
Social Insurance Reform $260,611 Lithuania Actuarial Research Cooperation 09/29/2001 09/29/2003
National Academies Monitoring International Labor Standards $4,650,000 Global International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2001 09/29/2004
Women's Empowerment Through Employment and Health $3,066,307 Bangladesh Aurora Association 09/29/2001 09/29/2005
SMARTWork: The Workplace Response to AIDS

  • Develop comprehensive workplace-based prevention and education programs addressing behavior change, gender issues, and linkages with voluntary counseling, care and support services.
  • Assist governments, employers, and trade unions to develop and disseminate a national workplace policy statement to address issues stemming from the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Support the formation of tripartite advisory committees; organization of workshops to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders; and obtaining buy-in from stakeholders to plan and commit future resources to sustain the program.
  • Facilitate the formation of steering committees at private sector work sites.
  • Identify best practices.Develop and test innovative communication approaches and materials.

$1,702,000 Haiti Academy for Educational Development (AED) 09/01/2001 09/30/2008
Labor Market Information - Grant 2 $1,075,000 Barbados, Jamaica International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2000 09/29/2004
Bonded Labor $1,499,623 Nepal International Labor Organization's International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO-IPEC) 09/29/2000 09/29/2005
Veterans Employment $3,338,835 Nigeria Aurora Association 09/29/2000 09/29/2004
Industrial Relations $3,800,000 Indonesia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2000 09/29/2006
HIV/AIDS Workplace Education $900,000 Malawi Project Hope 09/29/2000 09/29/2001
Employment Services $2,144,542 Tanzania Worldwide Strategies Incorporated (WSI) 09/29/2000 09/29/2004
Hemispheric Labor Policy $2,530,360 Global ILO/DTI/FIU 09/29/2000 09/29/2006
Women's Rights $272,964 Costa Rica International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2000 09/29/2002
Women's Employment $1,300,000 India International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2000 09/29/2005
Employment Services $1,973,124 Barbados, Jamaica International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2000 09/29/2004
Pension Reform $393,151 Slovenia Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (DOL PWBA) 09/29/2000 09/29/2003
Veterans Employment $1,149,678 South Africa Aurora Association 09/29/2000 09/29/2004
Industrial Relations $5,044,964 Global International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2000 09/29/2005
Information and Communications Technologies Disabled Employees $1,379,948 El Salvador Trust for the Americas 09/29/2000 09/29/2001
Mine Safety & Health - Dust Suppression $1,117,050 Ukraine Partner for Energy and Environmental Reform (PEER) 09/29/2000 09/29/2003
Occupational Safety & Health $2,125,419 Bangladesh Aurora Association 09/29/2000 09/29/2002
Labor Law Compliance $1,150,000 Haiti International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/1999 09/29/2004
Improved Working Conditions in Assembly Sector $1,150,000 Haiti International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/1999 09/29/2001
Labor Redeployment $5,380,724 Romania Management Systems International (MSI) 09/29/1997 09/29/2003
Improved Labor Market Analyses $448,765 Hungary Upjohn Institute 09/29/1992 09/29/2000