Decent Work Country Programme for North Macedonia 2019-2022

This programme document is a result of the strategic planning of ILO cooperation activities in North Macedonia for the period 2019–2022. It has been prepared in consultation with the Government and the social partners with the aim of creating employment, extending social protection, guaranteeing rights at work, and promoting social dialogue — all key components of economic and social policies.

The key challenges addressed by the DWCP are insufficient employment
opportunities, inadequate earnings and unproductive work, lack of stability
and security at work, unequal opportunities and treatment in employment,
unsafe work environment, and lack of voice through representation.

The programme addresses these decent work deficits by improving the governance of the labour market and through the creation of more and better jobs. Through the programme ILO also supports the EU accession negotiations of North Macedonia, especially on chapter 19 covering employment and social policies.