Better Work Uzbekistan: Our services

Better Work Uzbekistan

After conducting a feasibility study in 2022, the ILO and IFC Better Work programme is launching its operations in Uzbekistan.

This is part of a larger ONE ILO programme that focuses on the entire cotton and textile value chain. Uzbekistan is among the top ten cotton producers worldwide, and the textile and garment sector has been undergoing significant reforms over recent years.

This programme follows a request from the Uzbek tripartite constituents – government, employers and workers – who formally asked for the ILO’s consideration to implement the Better Work Programme to “further improve the working conditions of garment industry workers, enhance dialogue between employers and employees, implement international labour norms and standards, as well as increase the competitiveness of garment enterprises and promote economic growth.”


Uzbekistan: Our services

Better Work Uzbekistan offers the full suite of services under our global Factory Service Model to registered factories adapted to the Uzbek garment sector, as explained below.


The learning part of our process takes place through advisory factory visits, training and industry seminars

Our advisory work

begins with a specially-tailored programme of coaching from our experienced staff. Here we engage factory managers one-on-one in identifying compliance and other issues and establish the means of improvement, working with them every step of the way.

Industry Seminars

are an integral part of the advisory process as they provide an important opportunity for factories to learn from their peers. Seminars are participatory, learner-centered workshops that aim to tackle collectively areas of needed improvement identified across factories.


Our innovative training courses for factory representatives support and reinforce the advisory work through detailed instruction on how to tackle problem areas and improve workplace relations.


We provide a comprehensive assessment to determine each factory’s overall progress on meeting international labour standards and national labour laws. Assessment findings are coupled with the factory’s own diagnosis of problems to provide a fair and well-rounded picture of success, demonstrated progress and areas for continued improvement.

Areas covered by our assessments include:

Areas covered by our assessments include:

  • Discrimination
  • Forced Labor
  • Child Labor
  • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

National Labor Law:

  • Compensation
  • Working Time
  • Contracts and Human Resources
  • Occupational Safety and Health

Enroll your factory or supplier enterprise

If you are a Uzbekistan-based enterprise working in the ready-made garments or footwear industry and are interested in registering for Better Work services (assessment, advisory and training), please:

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