MAP Objectives

Since its first mention as a concept in 1999, “decent work” has evolved from an ILO goal into an international objective, reaching a global level of endorsement, as a key means to underpin sustainable development and alleviate poverty.

MAP project aims at developing a global methodology to strengthen the capacity of developing and transition countries to self-monitor and self-assess progress towards decent work. In doing so, MAP is delivering on the overall objective which is the realisation of decent work as a contribution to social justice, reducing poverty and income inequality.

The project facilitates the identification of decent work indicators that are relevant at the national level, supports data collection and uses the collected data for an integrated analysis of decent work, in order to make them applicable to policy-making.

Developing and transition countries have developed (or are in the process of developing) country-owned decent work strategies. At national level, mapping exercises involve tracking progress on decent work in line with National Development Plans (NDP), national policies and Decent Work Country Programmes. Among decent work indicators, several priority indicators were identified and will be used into the monitoring system of national development plans.

An EC-ILO manual, describing the global methodology on monitoring decent work and a toolkit for mainstreaming decent work in social and non-social EU development cooperation projects, are also foreseen.