Overall objective of project
Decent work for workers at the lower tiers of global supply chains, including workers in the informal economy and home-based workers
Specific project objectives
To contribute to the development of ethical and sustainable global supply chains where those engaged in global supply chains, especially at the lower tiers of supply chains such as home-based workers, sub-contractors, and micro, small and medium enterprises in the informal economy enjoy decent work in South Asia
Government, Employers, Unions, Home-Based Workers associations
- Develop successful models to promote decent work and the transition from the informal to the formal economy, through integrated approaches, in selected global supply chains.
- Advocate for improved policies and regulations to promote decent work for those engaged in the lower tiers of global supply chains.
- Generate evidence-based data on employment relationships and working conditions of home-based workers and other actors such as sub-contractors in selected supply chains and sharing knowledge and lessons learned with key stakeholders.
- Strengthen the capacities of the key stakeholders to promote decent work in global supply chains.
- Develop policies and programmes to promote and protect the rights of home-based workers and other informal economy workers and advocate for their adoption in collaboration with various stakeholders.
- Improved and effective implementation of policies/regulations to promote decent work for home-based workers’ and other informal economy workers’ and units engaged in global supply chains.
- Strengthened governance to promote decent work and contribute to the development of ethical and sustainable supply chains especially at the local levels.
- Improved living and working conditions of home-based workers and other informal economy workers’ engaged in selected supply chains
This project contributes to Sri Lanka DWCP 2018-22 Outcome 2.3 (Laws and policies are modernized to respond to diverse and evolving forms of work) and ILO P&B 2020-21 Indicator 4.3.1 (Number of member States that have put in place measures that aim to facilitate the transition of enterprises and the workers they employ to formality) and 7.4.2 (Number of countries with a validated diagnosis of the informal economy and/or policies, regulations or compliance mechanisms to support the transition to formality of informal workers in formal enterprises or in households)