South & Central Asia

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See also: Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Asia & the Pacific

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Sakriya 

The Sakriya project (Sakriya means “active”) works to build the capacity of Nepalese civil society to more effectively detect and combat forced child labor and other labor abuses in Nepal’s brick, embroidery, and carpet weaving sectors. It leverages partnerships across Nepal’s child protection networks to facilitate access to services for survivors of labor abuses and to reduce the risk that adults and children will be forced into harmful work in these sectors.

Nepal World Education 10/01/2018 09/30/2021

CLIMB 

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

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.

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

From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor (The Bridge Project)  

Peru, Malaysia, Global, Nepal, Mauritania, Niger International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/30/2015 09/02/2019

Support for the Implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme in Uzbekistan  

The goal of the project is to build the capacity among national and local stakeholders to advocate for a reduction in child labor and forced labor and to promote fundamental principles and rights at work through the framework of the Decent Work Country Program agreement between the Government of Uzbekistan and the ILO.

Uzbekistan International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/19/2014 12/31/2019

Closing the Child Labor and Forced Labor Evidence Gap: Impact Evaluations  

Our impact evaluation projects use rigorous quantitative techniques to evaluate the impact of interventions on reducing child labor, forced labor and human trafficking—part of a broader ILAB effort to build rigorous evidence on what works to secure and protect the rights of children and adults. Such evaluations support our partner governments’ evidence-based policymaking efforts, and also help identify proven strategies to inform ILAB’s future investments in global programs to combat child labor and forced labor.

Costa Rica, Ecuador, Global, India, Malawi, Rwanda IMPAQ International 12/15/2014 12/14/2019

Closing the Child Labor and Forced Labor Evidence Gap: Impact Evaluations  

Our impact evaluation projects use rigorous quantitative techniques to evaluate the impact of interventions on reducing child labor, forced labor and human trafficking—part of a broader ILAB effort to build rigorous evidence on what works to secure and protect the rights of children and adults. Such evaluations support our partner governments’ evidence-based policymaking efforts, and also help identify proven strategies to inform ILAB’s future investments in global programs to combat child labor and forced labor.

Global, Nepal University of Notre Dame 12/15/2014 12/14/2019

Closing the Child Labor and Forced Labor Evidence Gap: Impact Evaluations  

Our impact evaluation projects use rigorous quantitative techniques to evaluate the impact of interventions on reducing child labor, forced labor and human trafficking—part of a broader ILAB effort to build rigorous evidence on what works to secure and protect the rights of children and adults. Such evaluations support our partner governments’ evidence-based policymaking efforts, and also help identify proven strategies to inform ILAB’s future investments in global programs to combat child labor and forced labor.

Global, India American University 12/15/2014 05/14/2019

Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labor II (CLEAR II)  

Belize, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Global, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Liberia Winrock 09/30/2014 07/31/2019

Better Work Bangladesh 

Better Work is a comprehensive program that brings together all levels of the apparel industry to improve working conditions and respect of labor rights for workers, while boosting the competitiveness of apparel businesses. As a result of their participation with Better Work, export apparel factories in Bangladesh have improved compliance with labor laws, including on issues of compensation, contracts, occupational safety and health, and working time. By enhancing working conditions, Better Work Bangladesh increases the factories’ productivity and profitability.

Midterm Evaluation
Bangladesh International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/16/2014 12/31/2019

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