Publications on domestic work

  1. MDW Information Guide

    Information Guide for Zimbabwe Migrant Domestic Workers in South Africa

    22 July 2016

    As part of the GAP-MDW Zimbabwe/Lesotho-South Africa migration corridor project, partners have created an information guide for workers emigrating to South Africa.

  2. Discussion paper

    Interregional knowledge sharing forum on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to realize a fair migration agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia

    03 May 2016

    This is a discussion paper for the interregional knowledge sharing forum on Good practices and lessons learned on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to realize a fair migration agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia. The forum aims to promote: (i) the sharing of good practices and innovations for protecting domestic workers; (ii) priority-setting and consensus-building between countries of origin on issues related to the protection of migrant domestic workers; and, (iii) priority-setting and consensus-building between countries of origin and countries of destination.

  3. Publication

    Coop News No. 1, 2016

    25 April 2016

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between November 2015 and April 2016.

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 72

    The introduction of a minimum wage for domestic workers in South Africa

    31 March 2016

  5. Social Protection Policy Paper. Paper 16

    Social protection for domestic workers: Key policy trends and statistics

    10 March 2016

    This policy paper: (i) provides an overview of the global situation of social security provisions for domestic workers in 163 countries; (ii) analyses trends, policies and gaps in terms of legal and effective social security coverage for domestic workers; (iii) describes and analyses the configuration of social security schemes for domestic workers, such as their institutional organization, financing and administration; (iv) informs on challenges to extending coverage; and (v) provides a compilation and description of international practices of social security schemes for the domestic work sector, including comparative information.

  6. Social Protection

    Practical Options for the Extension of Social Protection Coverage in Zambia: Casual Saw Mill Workers

    07 March 2016

    The study focuses on reviewing the nature and extent of social security benefits provided by legislation to casual workers in the saw milling industry, understanding their patterns of income and specific employment arrangements and exploring innovative ways of providing social protection to workers in atypical form of work.

  7. Social Protection

    Practical Options for the Extension of Social Protection Coverage in Zambia: Small Scale Farmers

    07 March 2016

    The study explores the possible strategies to expand Social Protection to small scale farmers as well as the requirements for SHI scheme design adjustments to fit the income patterns and employment arrangements which prevail in the sector. The report also offers a case study on a possible linkage between the future SHI scheme and a large out-grower scheme in Zambia.

  8. Social Protection

    Practical Options for the Extension of Social Protection Coverage in Zambia: Domestic Workers

    07 March 2016

    This report provides an overview of the nature and extent of social security benefits for domestic workers in Zambia and explores perception of benefits and willingness to contribute from both domestic workers and employers’ perspectives.

  9. Social Protection

    Extension of Social Protection to Workers in the Informal Economy in Zambia

    04 March 2016

    The summary report proposes strategic options to extend social protection to workers in the informal economy in Zambia.It summarizes the lessons learnt across four field research studies on domestic workers, small scale farmers, saw mill workers and construction workers who are usually excluded from any form of social protection.

  10. Publication

    Providing Care through Cooperatives 1: Survey and Interview Findings

    03 March 2016

    Cooperatives are emerging as an innovative type of care provider, particularly in the absence of viable public or other private options.This report lists challenges and opportunities that cooperatives face in the care sector, highlighting resources that cooperatives need in order to be viable care providers, enterprises and employers.