ILAB in the Americas


















See also: Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Latin America & the Caribbean

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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.

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

Palma Futuro 

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.

Colombia, Ecuador Partners of the Americas 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

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.

Paraguay, Thailand, Global Winrock 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.

Argentina International Labor Organization 01/01/2019 08/31/2022

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.

Argentina Centro de Desarrollo y Autogestión (DyA) 01/01/2019 10/31/2021

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.

Peru, Georgia, Global 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.

Guatemala International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/17/2018 09/16/2022


The Child Labor Improvements in Bangladesh (CLIMB) project will build the capacity of civil society to more effectively detect and combat forced child labor and other labor abuses in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh. It will leverage partnerships with academic and community based organizations to build a grassroots movement, empower vulnerable families, connect survivors to services and reduce the risk that children will be forced into this harmful work.

Bangladesh Winrock International 12/15/2017 02/28/2021

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.

Honduras International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/15/2017 12/31/2020

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.

Colombia PACT, Inc. 12/15/2017 12/31/2020