National Capacity Building Workshop on Labour Statistics highlighting the 20th ICLS on Labour Migration Statistics

The workshop aims to strengthen capacity on labour market and migration statistics for formulation/implementation policies, projects and programmes to promote decent work for all.

The ILO, through its project “Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration” (LMER) supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) will hold a three-day Capacity Building Workshop to strengthen capacity of participants on labour market and migration statistics. The workshop will improve the knowledge base in the area of labour statistics, particularly labour migration statistics, contribute to a better understanding of the underlying causes of poverty and social exclusion; and provide information that is useful for the formulation and implementation of policies, projects and programmes in support of the goal of decent work for all within the context of SDGs. 


Specifically the workshop will build national capacity in: 

1.         The broadened scope and uses of labour statistics in the wake of the adoption by the 19th ICLS in October 2013 of the Resolution concerning statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization;

2.         The framework for measuring decent work and on decent-work related SDG indicators;

3.         A better understanding of the 20th ICLS Guidelines concerning statistics of international labour migration, which sets statistical standards on the measurement of international labour migration, as well as approved SDG indicator 10.7.1 measuring the recruitment costs.


The workshop will bring together the ILO partners from across government agencies that include the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment (FMLE), National Bureau of Statistics, the National Population Commission, Nigerian Immigration Service, and other relevant stakeholders.

For more information, please contact: Augustine Erameh E:, T: +2348035451805