ILAB in the Americas

Americas

Projects

Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Building a Comprehensive Government of Mexico Approach to Combating Child Labor and Forced Labor

This project will enhance the effectiveness of the Government of Mexico to combat child labor and forced labor at the federal level and support specific interventions in the southern states of Chiapas, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo. The duration of the project will be five years (60 months).

$13,000,000 Mexico International Labor Organization 04/01/2022 03/31/2027

Sustentar: Project to Build and Strengthen Sustainability Systems in the Tomato and Chile Sectors in Mexico

The Sustentar project aims to increase private sector stakeholders’ accountability to uphold core labor standards consistent with Mexican labor laws and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) Labor Chapter, with a specific focus on addressing child labor, forced labor, and acceptable conditions of work.  The project will include a focus on states that produce chile peppers and tomatoes, including Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Chihuahua.

$5,000,000 Mexico Social Accountability International 04/01/2022 10/31/2026

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 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Pan American Development Foundation 12/31/2021 06/06/2026

Catalyzing Civil Society to Accelerate Progress Against Child Labor (Catalyst)

The project aims to build the capacity of civil society organizations around the world to advance the fight against child labor by raising the voices of workers, advocates, and other civil society representatives.

$4,000,000 Global, Nepal, Peru, Uganda Global March Against Child Labor 12/15/2021 12/14/2025

Mexico Awareness Raising

The Mexico Awareness Raising project aims to support the government of Mexico, including the federal and state-level Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare, to design, execute, and sustain effective communication strategies that inform workers, unions, and employers of the legal ramifications of the country’s labor law reforms.

$10,000,000 Mexico Partners of the Americas 01/01/2021 06/30/2025

Improving Workers’ Occupational Safety and Health in Selected Supply Chains in Mexico – A Vision Zero Fund

Part of the broader Vision Zero Fund - which aims to promote worker safety and health in global supply chains – this project aims to improve the occupational safety and health of workers in selected supply chains with a focus on COVID-19, female workers, and workers in vulnerable conditions. This project also helps Mexico meet its labor obligations under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

$5,000,000 Mexico International Labor Organization/Vision Zero Fund 01/01/2021 12/31/2024

Strengthening Workers’ Ability to Exercise their Labor Rights in Mexico

To build the capacity of workers, support worker engagement and organizing, and strengthen democratic worker organizations in the aerospace, mining, and call center industries, such that they become protagonists in fulfilling the potential of Mexico’s historic labor reform. The project will offer workers and their organizations expert technical assistance, ongoing skills development, and pro bono advisory and legal services. Additionally, the project will create spaces for analysis, exchange, reflection, and the development of recommendations to improve labor law reform implementation.

$10,000,000 Mexico American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center) 12/31/2020 06/30/2025

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 Colombia Partners of the Americas 12/20/2020 12/20/2024

Mexico Auto Employers

The Mexico Auto Employers project aims to bring automotive sector employers into compliance with the country’s labor law reforms while improving working conditions in the automotive supply sector. The project strives to reach this goal by raising awareness of the labor reforms, supporting employers to implement relevant provisions and proactively adopt policies for compliance, and strengthening industrial relations between employers and workers.

$3,000,000 Mexico Pan American Development Foundation 11/01/2020 10/31/2024

Evidence to Action: Increasing the Impact of Research to Mobilize Efforts against Forced Labor

This project aims to promote increased use of forced labor research in policy and programmatic decision-making to help eliminate forced labor around the world. The project will achieve this by increasing knowledge through robust research on forced labor in the textile and garment sector and engaging decision makers and stakeholders to use this knowledge to take actions against forced labor.

$3,000,000 Argentina, Global, Madagascar International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/15/2019 12/14/2022

Research

Title Release Year Sort ascending

2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

2021

Progress in Implementing Chapter 16 (Labor) and Capacity-Building under the Dominican Republic – Central America – United States Free Trade Agreement – Fourth Report

2021

ILAB Synthesis Review

2020

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Labor Rights Report

2019

Report on the U.S. Employment Impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

2019

Work-Related Violence Research Project: Overview and Survey Module and Focus Group Findings (Central America)

The objective of this Final End of Project Report is to summarize the development and field testing of a new module on survey questions and focus group protocols on the topic of workrelated violence (WRV), for use in Central America. This document is submitted in fulfillment of the final requirement ("Submittal 3") of the Purchase Order DOL-OPS-15-P-00239, which is cofunded by USDOL ILAB and CEO. 

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2017

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

Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2015-04 (Mexico)

2016

Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2015-01 (Peru)

2016

Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2012-01 (Honduras)

2015