ILAB in the East Asia & the Pacific

East Asia & the Pacific


Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Improving Workers’ Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo Pacific with a Focus on Women

Despite the significance of the agriculture, fishing, and mining industries to the US’ trade relations with Philippines and Indonesia, these sectors are characterized by poverty and poor working conditions, especially at the lower tiers of the supply chain in rural areas.

$4,000,000 Indonesia, Philippines International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/01/2020 11/30/2024

Against Child Exploitation (ACE) Project

ACE seeks to strengthen the ability of governments and communities in Asia to address the worst forms of child labor, including the online sexual exploitation of children, and promote acceptable conditions of work through a unified and participatory approach beginning with action in the Philippines.

$5,000,000 Philippines World Vision 09/30/2019 09/29/2023

Fair Fish: Fostering Accountability in Recruitment for Fishery Workers

The FAIR Fish project helps create a fair global playing field for workers and responsible U.S. businesses by engaging with the private sector to reduce forced labor and human trafficking in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in Thailand.

$4,000,000 Thailand Plan International USA 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Attaining Lasting Change (ATLAS)

The ATLAS project seeks to build the capacity of governments to more effectively combat child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking by helping them strengthen their laws and regulations, improve their capacity to enforce them, and strengthen coordination between law enforcement and social protection entities.

$8,800,000 Argentina, Bolivia, Global, Liberia, Paraguay, Thailand Winrock International 01/01/2019 03/28/2023

BuildCA2P: Building Capacity, Awareness, Advocacy and Programs Project

The BuildCA2P Project works to build the capacity of Filipino civil society to more effectively detect and combat child labor and other labor abuses in the agricultural sector in Mindanao, Philippines. It leverages partnerships with academic and advocacy organizations to build a grassroots movement, empower vulnerable families, connect survivors to grievance mechanisms and services, and reduce the risk that children will be harmed by performing hazardous work in agriculture.

$2,600,000 Philippines ChildFund International 10/01/2018 09/30/2022


The Reducing Incidence of Child Labor and Harmful Conditions of Work in Economic Strengthening Initiatives (RICHES) project aims to integrate the issues of child labor alleviation and acceptable conditions of work into women’s economic empowerment initiatives. By putting a new toolkit directly in the hands of policymakers and service providers who work with women entrepreneurs, RICHES seeks to ensure women-led enterprises can improve livelihoods responsibly without resorting to child labor or other harmful labor practices.

$401,400 El Salvador, Global, Philippines The Grameen Foundation 12/01/2017 02/28/2022


The SAFE Seas project works to counter forced labor and human trafficking on fishing vessels in Indonesia and the Philippines. The project works to strengthen government enforcement capacity and deepen engagement among fishers, the private sector and civil society. As a result, SAFE Seas helps to promote supply chains free of exploitative labor and a fair playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world.

$5,000,000 Indonesia, Philippines Plan International USA 12/01/2017 11/30/2021

Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP 16) Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor

The United States supports the goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the 152 million child laborers and the 25 million adults and children in forced labor around the world by eradicating child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

$22,400,000 Argentina, Brazil, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), Fiji, India, Jordan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Serbia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 09/30/2022

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