Publications on child labour


  1. Minutes of the 7th Child Labour Platform Meeting, 17-18 October 2016

    08 February 2017

  2. Optimizing compliance with child labour legislation through strategic collaboration of labour inspection and child labour monitoring programmes, Brief 1, January 2017

    07 February 2017

    Labour inspectorates, together with other public institutions and in collaboration with social partners, have long been active in addressing child labour and its worst forms through the combined use of advisory and enforcement actions. Despite these efforts, child labour continues to be a concern worldwide and, in most countries, inspectorates could leverage the action of other relevant players, among which are child labour monitors. Whilst many good practices of collaboration are recognised, it is also true that the synergies of these two mechanisms are not well known and thus there is the potential to improve collaboration.

  3. Third-party monitoring of measures against child labour and forced labour during the 2016 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

    01 February 2017

    This report has been prepared by the ILO at the request of the World Bank for the third party monitoring of the World Bank-financed projects in agriculture, water and education sectors in Uzbekistan. The ILO is grateful for the cooperation of the tripartite constituents of Uzbekistan, and in particular the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan, in the monitoring and assessment process. The ILO has tried to reflect the constructive comments received from its partners throughout the process. In line with their request, it has formulated concrete suggestions for further work by the constituents, including cooperation involving the ILO and the World Bank. The ILO alone is responsible for the conclusions drawn in this report.


  1. Working Children in Kyrgyzstan: Results of the 2014-2015 Child Labour Survey

    25 October 2016

    A joint publication of ILO and the National Statistics Committee of Kyrgyzstan. Available in English, Russian and Kyrgyz languages

  2. Armenia National Child Labour Survey 2015: Analytical Report

    20 October 2016

    The Survey was carried out by the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (NSS) in collaboration with the The ILO's project “Global Research on Child Labour Measurement and Policy Development” (MAP)

  3. Child Benefits in Central and Eastern Europe - A comparative review

    13 October 2016

    The purpose of this report is to review the social protection policy for children in Central and Eastern European countries. In particular, the analysis of this report focuses on cash child benefits (family allowances) and their impact on child poverty.

  4. Georgia National Child Labour Survey 2015 - Analytical Report

    19 September 2016

    The objective of the National Child Labour Survey 2015 conducted by the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT) is to assess the situation, scope, causes and consequences of child labour in Georgia.

  5. Fact sheet Moving towards a child labour free Jordan - 1 January 2011 - 31 August 2016

    12 September 2016

  6. Rapid assessment on child labour in the urban informal sector in Jordan - Governorates of Amman, Mafraq and Irbid

    12 September 2016

    The key objective of this study is to provide up to date and detailed information on the dynamics and characteristics of child labourers who live in urban environments in Jordan and who work in the informal employment sector. While there was no specific intention that the research should focus on a particular nationality, the current situation in Jordan regarding Syrian refugees and national and international interest in how host communities are managing the high numbers of refugees means that the main nationalities focused on in this report are Syrian and Jordanian.

  7. Moving towards a child labour free Jordan – A collection of emerging good practices

    30 August 2016

    These good practices from this ILO-related project aim to document what worked well in creating conditions to prevent or eliminate child labour in Jordan. The examples range from developing a national strategy to combat child labour, documenting the prevalence of child labour, and facilitating communication between government ministries, to devising innovative approaches to address unique situations. Features of each good practice may be transferable to other national and regional contexts.