Study Tour for Officials and Policy Makers from the Philippines on Viet Nam's Unemployment Insurance Scheme

12 Dec 2016 to 13 Dec 2016
Hanoi, Viet Nam

The study tour was organized by ESCAP in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Viet Nam (MoLISA).

The study tour provided an opportunity for high-level officials and policy makers of the Philippines to learn first-hand about the implementation of Viet Nam's unemployment insurance (UI) scheme. The participants included officials from ministries and government agencies, as well as representatives from the House of Representatives and the Senate, all of which would play an important role in the design, legislation and implementation of a UI scheme for the Philippines. They visited the Bureau of Employment of the Ministry of Labor, Hanoi's Employment Service Center, Viet Nam Social Security, Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Viet Nam General Confederation of Labor. In addition to the visits, the participants met a number of times to discuss various aspects of the UI system in Viet Nam and the viability of implementing a similar scheme in the Philippines.