The Program

Why Better Work for Vietnam?

Better Work Vietnam aims to improve working conditions and promote competitiveness in Vietnam’s apparel industry. The program conducts baseline assessments and offers  customized advisory and training services to factories to address their individual needs.

The program works with the Vietnamese government, employers, workers and international buyers to ensure a relevant and sustainable approach.

The initial focus of Better Work Vietnam is factories of at least 250 workers in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding regions.

Who we are

Better Work Vietnam is part of the Better Work global program, which is a unique partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).  It unites the expertise of the ILO in labor standards with that of the IFC in private sector development. Better Work Vietnam, which became operational in June 2009, is initially designed as a five-year program. The goal is to develop a sustainable approach that will allow the program to continue independent operations after this five year period.

Better Work Vietnam aims to improve conditions for roughly 150,000 workers in the first two years and up to 700,000 over five years.

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