The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-13

This review of ILO development results over the past two years reflects the changing nature of its operations and the growing recognition of the value of decent work. It showcases a sample of measurable results, success stories and good practices, reflected in the fact that in 2012-2013 the ILO achieved a delivery rate of 80 per cent, the highest ever.

Decent work is central to the well-being of all people worldwide. Not only a source of income, work is the path to social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and communities. Decent work means better, more inclusive growth, more equity and rights, less poverty and more stable development in economies, enterprises, workplaces, and ultimately in society. Decent work is a means to address the root causes of poverty and promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth, empowering countries to protect incomes and provide social security; to formulate policies aimed at increasing productivity, creating jobs and reducing vulnerability; and to eliminate human rights abuses such as child labour and forced labour.