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|Formation des Inspecteurs du Travail dans le Cadre d'une Politique Nationale du Travail au Burkina Faso, Burundi, Rwanda, Sénégal|
|Type d'outil||document du projet |
|Région(s) / Pays||Afrique |
|Aspects de l'économie informelle||politique |
|Mot(s) clé(s)||renforcement de la capacité institutionnelle, policy, formation |
OBJECTIVES: National labour policy concerning safety and health at the workplace in selected countries reformed with emphasis on the informal and agricultural sectors. Labour inspectors trained to undertake inspections in the sectors. Central labour inspection unit established and staffed with specialists in occupational safety and health within the Ministries of Labour (MOLs) providing nationwide training and support to labour inspectors.
FINDINGS: In Burundi and Rwanda, an analysis of the national labour policy was finalised and recommendations submitted to the MOLs before project activities ceased after civil war broke out. In Burkina Faso and Senegal, a deep-seated resistance to change in the MOLs hindered the revision of the national labour policy recommended by the project. High turnover of ministers and staff meant changing priorities were not necessarily supportive of the project. The inspectors did not understand the specialist nature of the work and did not practise what they had learnt during training. They were also resistance to expansion into two new sectors because of the long distances they had to travel and because improved OSH had to be obtained through less familiar methods than through the controls and the threat of sanctions previously used.
RECOMMENDS: Changes to the labour inspection system in these countries should wait for high-level commitment to initiate and implement change. LESSONS LEARNED: High turnover of ministers and staff in MOLs jeopardises the smooth implementation of a project. Resistance to change is also a major obstacle to success.