2.2.1 Promotion and implementation of decent work
a) GP and LL on promotion of decent work in IE identified.
b) Challenges on promotion of decent work in IE identified and possible means to overcome challenges identified and analysed.
c) GP and LL on implementation of International Labour Standards and national labour laws in IE identified.
d) Challenges on implementation of International Labour Standards IE and national labour laws identified and possible means to overcome challenges identified and analysed.
Data Analysis Methods: Identification of GP and LL on promotion and implementation of decent work; Analysis of GP and LL to determine adaptability and scalability; Identification of challenges identified during promotion and implementation of decent work in the IE and determine if/how these were overcome.
1. Promote and participate in the development of country decent work strategies with regard to people dependent on the IE and ensure that they are not too theoretical.
- Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy to promote decent work in the Arab region
- Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy on occupational safety and health, ILO 2013
2. Stress awareness raising of the importance of labour market information systems and social dialogue in projects/programmes with people dependent on the IE.
3. Design a database through which it will be possible to monitor and assess the quality of employment created in a given project/programme.
4. Ensure that efforts on employment creation in the IE include focus on the creation of quality jobs and not poor or temporary jobs. Ensure and monitor whether employment created with the support of projects meets specific requirements, e.g.:
- Employment is in line with the aim of the worker to work full or part-time, seasonal or ad-hoc demand
- Work corresponds to decent work conditions.
- The evaluation determined that jobs were created in some of the established youth-led businesses, but it remains to be ascertained to what extent the jobs created are full-time jobs, part-time jobs, seasonal jobs or even jobs on 'ad-hoc demand'. It is recommended to add this dimension (disaggregate jobs created) in the project database to strengthen performance monitoring. One important aspect of the inclusive and sustainable development agenda is to create decent work opportunities which can be assessed through analysis of data base information provided the distinction between types of jobs created.
- The analysis found that several evaluation reports provided examples of projects, especially in the informal sector, which led to poor and temporary jobs, or where there was no attention to or monitoring of the quality of the jobs.
- Productive work for youth in Armenia – supporting young entrepreneurs, UNIDO 2015
- Decent work results of ILO employment promotion interventions: lessons learned from evaluations, 2003-2013, ILO 2014, Geneva.
5. Note that projects that rely on existing public structures and allocated funding for implementation of labour policies, have a better chance to be easily replicated and sustainable in the future.
6. Involve project community members directly to implement active labour policies.
7. Integrate training on labour rights in the provision of TVET with youth.
SOURCE: RNSF research - Volume 4.2