Toolkit on Developing National Action Plans on Forced Labour

This Toolkit aims to support policy-makers, constituents and relevant stakeholders in the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) on forced labour. Building on existing national practices and examples, it provides details on the different steps of the process, from NAP formulation to implementation, as well as governance and evaluation.

Instructional material | 02 December 2020
    The Toolkit

    The Toolkit consists of:
    -   a Guidance Manual
    -   a number of specific Tools

    You can download the Toolkit in full (Guidance Manual and all the Tools) or each section individually (below).

    Download the Toolkit (Guidance Manual and Tools)
    Download the Guidance Manual
    Download the Tools 

    Readers are invited to consult the introduction (Section 1) to familiarize themselves with the toolkit before using it. 

  1. SECTION 1


    This introductive section explains how to use this toolkit, how to navigate through its content and understand its purpose.

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  2. SECTION 2

    Defining the scope of the NAP

    This section helps clarify the definition of forced labour and how it relates to other types of abuse and exploitation. It also introduces some of the main elements provided by the Forced Labour Protocol and Recommendation No. 203.

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    Download the Tools:
    Tool No. 1: The international labour standards on forced labour
    Tool No. 2: Forced labour and related concepts
    Tool No. 3: Mainstreaming forced labour

  1. SECTION 3

    Defining the NAP strategy

    This section introduces the 4Ps framework, useful for designing NAP strategies that aim to eradicate forced labour.
    The section also discusses building capacity for implementing 4Ps strategies.

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    Download the Tools:
    Tool No. 4: Developing the knowledge base on forced labour
    Tool No. 5: Strategies to address the 4Ps
    Tool No. 6: Forced Labour and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Presentation or PDF)



    Developing the NAP

    This section provides information about the steps involved in formulating a NAP on forced labour. It starts by looking at the assessments that map the context even before the NAP formulation starts. The section also looks at ways to mobilize stakeholders and ensure buy-in and ownership.

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    Download the Tools:
    Tool No. 7: Overview of the NAP development process
    Tool No. 8: Background studies
    Tool No. 9: Capacity assessment checklist
    Tool No. 10: Ownership and political commitment
    Tool No. 11: Agenda for national consultation workshops
    Tool No. 12: Cost estimate checklist
    Tool No. 13: NAP table of contents

  1. SECTION 5

    NAP governance and implementation

    This section presents the governance mechanisms to be put in place in order to ensure the effective implementation of the NAP. These include: oversight mechanisms; coordination; and regular communication and knowledge-sharing among partners.

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    Download the Tools:
    Tool No. 14: Implementation framework template
    Tool No. 15: Sharing information and knowledge 

  2. SECTION 6

    NAP monitoring and evaluation

    This section provides guidance on how to set up a solid monitoring and evaluation framework, that can both support the implementation of the NAP as well as the formulation of follow-up phases.

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    Download the Tool:
    Tool No. 16: Monitoring & Evaluation framework template

  1. SECTION 7

    From one NAP to the next

    Forced labour is a complex issue and efforts must continue beyond the lifespan of the first NAP. This section looks at lessons for transitioning from one NAP to the next or to other types of initiatives.

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    Download the annexes:
    Annex 1: Glossary
    Annex 2: List of NAPs consulted for this toolkit
    Annex 3: The ILO Forced Labour Protocol
    Annex 4: The ILO Recommendation No. 203