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Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Multi-stakeholder Strategy for Child Labor Elimination in Agriculture in Argentina

This project seeks to raise the visibility and understanding of child labor in agriculture in Argentina and contribute to improving the tools and coordination among government entities, the private sector, and civil society to confront the problem.

$2,500,000 Argentina Desarrollo y Autogestión (DYA) 01/01/2019 10/31/2021

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.

$7,000,000 Georgia, Global, Honduras IMPAQ International 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Improving the Capacity of Labor and Agriculture Stakeholders to Address Child Labor in Agricultural Areas of Argentina Project

This project works to build the capacity of labor and agriculture stakeholders to more effectively implement the National Action Plan on Child Labor and coordinate efforts to combat child labor. It utilizes existing structures at the national, provincial, and municipal levels to expand coordination to reduce the risk that children will be harmed by performing hazardous work in agriculture.

$2,500,000 Argentina International Labor Organization 01/01/2019 08/31/2022

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.

$7,500,000 Global, Paraguay, Thailand Winrock International 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Palma Futuro: Preventing and Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor in Palm Oil Supply Chains

This project works to improve the implementation of social compliance systems that promote acceptable conditions of work and the prevention and reduction of child and forced labor in palm oil supply chains in Colombia and Ecuador. It will also disseminate best practices in social compliance systems in these and other palm oil producing countries, particularly Brazil and Peru.

$6,000,000 Colombia, Ecuador Partners of the Americas 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.

$2,850,000 Georgia, Global, Peru American Center for International Labor Solidarity 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.

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

Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Colombia

This project will build the capacity of civil society organizations to more effectively detect and combat child labor and unacceptable working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines in Colombia. It will form networks of civil society organizations and empower local communities to build a grassroots movement to improve working conditions and reduce the risk that children will be used in this harmful work.

$2,000,000 Colombia PACT 12/15/2017 12/31/2020

Addressing Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Coffee Supply Chain in Honduras

This project will help businesses establish systems to prevent, detect and eliminate child labor and other forms of labor exploitation from their supply chains, and will assemble a powerful coalition of coffee buyers to collectively incentivize compliance among suppliers. In doing so, 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 Honduras International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/15/2017 12/31/2020

Colombia Avanza

Colombia Avanza will build the capacity of civil society to more effectively combat child labor and other labor abuses in Colombia’s coffee sector. By raising awareness and connecting survivors of labor exploitation to services in two of the largest coffee-producing areas of Colombia, the project helps 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 Colombia Partners of the Americas 12/08/2017 11/30/2020

Research

Title Release Year Sort ascending

2017 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

2018

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. 2015-01 (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

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

2016

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

2015

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

Informe Nacional Sobre el Trabajo Infantil y el Empleo Juvenil

2014

Magnitud y Características del Trabajo Infantil y Adolescente en el Paraguay

2013