Strengthening Africa's capacity to tackle child labour and domestic work through data analysis

The ILO and the African Union Commission (AUC) are partnering to empower African countries in collecting, processing, and analysing child labour data and domestic work statistics.

News | 10 July 2023

ADDIS-ABABA (ILO News) – The ILO and the African Union Commission will hold two regional training workshops aimed at enhancing data collection, analysis, and statistical capabilities in the areas of child labour and domestic work.

The first workshop, organized by the Global Accelerator Lab (GALAB) Project and funded by the United States Department of Labour (USDOL), will focus on the collection, processing, and analysis of data on child labour.

Taking place from 17 to 21 July 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this training initiative will empower National Statistical Offices (NSOs) with the necessary tools to effectively gather and utilize information on child labour.

Participants from National Statistical Offices of 24 English-speaking African countries will gather to discuss and identify solutions, as well as prioritize future actions within their respective nations. The workshop will provide insights into the concepts and definitions of child labour, present reliable data collection methods, and foster an understanding of statistical indicators and methodologies for producing accurate statistics.

Participants will be equipped with the skills to process and analyse data, generate child labour indicators, and establish sustainable programmes for ongoing data collection. Following this workshop, a capacity-building session will be conducted on 22 July 2023, specifically focusing on statistics related to domestic work and unpaid care work.

These workshops will serve as platforms for mutual learning, knowledge sharing, and the exchange of best practices. Similar workshops will be conducted from 25 to 29 September 2023 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, targeting National Statistical Offices from 25 French-speaking African countries.

These workshops underscore the importance of data-driven approaches in shaping policies, interventions, and actions to promote decent work and combat child labour.

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Ejeta, Homa Mulisa, Sr Communication and Information Management Asst
ILO Addis-Ababa Country Office