Two self-assessment checklists set out questions that every organization can ask itself to assess and refine its policies, strategies and programmes in order to reach its objectives by drawing on the values of decent work.
The first checklist is for the use of multilateral organizations at the global level; the second is for stakeholder use at the country level. Both are based on the four pillars of the Decent Work Agenda – rights, employment, protection, and dialogue. These are mutually supportive and inseparable, and this is reflected in the checklist.
The checklists are useful tools to raise awareness of what decent work is. By going through the checklist, the users can familiarize themselves and understand the key areas covered by the Decent Work Agenda.
The ILO has provided technical support at global and country level for multilateral organizations to complete the checklist. To date, fourteen UN organizations have carried out a self-assessment. The checklist has also been used at country level with UNCTs and individual agencies.