Child labour

Government to upgrade child labour data software with ILO support

The new system which will help to effectively monitor child labour situation in Viet Nam will be in place by the end of April.

News | 15 March 2020
HANOI (ILO News) – The ENHANCE (Technical Support for Enhancing the National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam) project is supporting the Government to upgrade the current child database system to improve their capacity to collect information, monitor, prevent and respond to cases of child labour.

Currently, the Department of Child Affairs under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is operating a computer-based child database system which serves as an information hub and mechanism to collect, manage and aggregate information on children across the country.

With the ENHANCE project’s support, the system is being reviewed and upgraded to ensure the effectiveness of information management on children in difficult circumstances, including those in child labour or at high risk of engaging in child labour.

The upgraded system will take the form of a web-based portal with mobile technology which can be accessed and managed at multiple levels ranging from central to local levels.

The system, which is expected to contribute to the effective monitoring of the child labour situation in Viet Nam – a key to developing prevention and elimination strategies, will be up and running by the end of April 2020.