ILAB in the Americas

Americas

Projects

Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End

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

This project is intended to help Mexico meet its labor obligations under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Vision Zero Fund 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.

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

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

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 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 will promote increased use of forced labor research in policy and programmatic decision-making to help eliminate forced labor around the world. The project will support achievement of this objective 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, Mauritius International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/15/2019 12/14/2022

EQUAL - Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Mexico

In support of Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), focusing on women and adolescent girls, EQUAL will increase job quality and safety, create opportunities for economic participation, and address gaps in social programs to reach remote and impoverished families in Mexico.

$5,000,000 Mexico World Vision 12/15/2019 12/14/2023

Senderos: Sembrando Derechos, Cosechando Mejores Futuros

Senderos is a project in Mexico that involves multiple stakeholders in government, the private sector, and civil society working together to improve adherence to international standards on child labor, forced labor, occupational safety and health (OSH), and other acceptable conditions of work in the sugarcane and tobacco sectors in Jalisco and Nayarit.

$8,000,000 Mexico Verité 12/04/2019 12/03/2023

Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL) in Colombia

In support of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, EQUAL/Colombia aims to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights by empowering vulnerable women and girls working in the production of unrefined brown sugar (panela) and the cut flowers sector and promoting a better understanding of labor rights.

$5,000,000 Colombia PACT 12/01/2019 11/30/2023

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.

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

Research

Title Release Year Sort ascending

2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

2020

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

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

2016

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

2016

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

Progress in Implementing Capacity-Building Provisions under the Labor Chapter of the Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (Third Biennial)

2015

Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade

2015