Toolkit on Developing National Action Plans (NAP) on Forced Labour

This Toolkit aims to support policy-makers, constituents and relevant stakeholders in the development of a National Action Plan on forced labour. It guides users to produce a NAP appropriate to the circumstances in their country and to build upon existing practices. Hence, it is just as much about the process of NAP formulation and NAP governance, implementation and evaluation as it is about strategies to address forced labour.

Instructional material | 03 August 2020

(Please note that the Toolkit will be available on June 15, 2020.)

    The toolkit

    The Toolkit consists of:
    1. One guidance note, divided into seven sections.
    2. A number of specific tools for each section.

    Readers are invited to consult the introduction (Section 1) to familiarize themselves with the toolkit before using it.

    You can download the toolkit in full or by section. You can download all tools or one by one in the corresponding section. 

  1. SECTION 1

    Introduction and background

    This introductive section explains how to use this toolkit, how to navigate through its content and understand its purpose.

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    Download the Tool:
    Tool No. 1. The international labour standards on forced labour

  2. SECTION 2

    Forced labour definition and related concepts

    This section helps clarify the definition of forced labour and how it relates to other types of abuse and exploitation. It also introduces some of the main elements provided by the Forced Labour Protocol and Recommendation No. 203.

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    Tool No. 2. Forced labour and related concepts

  1. SECTION 3

    NAP strategies: The 4Ps

    This section introduces the 4Ps framework, useful for designing NAP strategies that aim to eradicate forced labour.
    The section also discusses building capacity for implementing 4Ps strategies.

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    Download the Tools:
    Tool No. 3. SDGs and forced labour (presentation)
    Tool No. 4. Developing the knowledge base on forced labour
    Tool No. 5. Capacity assessment checklist
    Tool No. 6. Implementing the 4P’s: Policy integration and mainstreaming



    Other key elements of the NAP: Monitoring, evaluation and costing

    This section looks at common NAP elements that are not directly related to the 4Ps strategies, but are still vital to its successful implementation.

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    Download the Tools:
    Tool No. 7. Generic table of contents for NAP on forced labour
    Tool No. 8. NAP communication checklists
    Tool No. 9. Generic monitoring framework template and checklist
    Tool. No. 10. Cost estimate checklist

  1. SECTION 5

    The NAP formulation process

    This section provides information about the steps involved in formulating a NAP on forced labour. It starts by looking at the assessments that map the context even before the NAP formulation starts. The section also looks at ways to mobilize stakeholders and ensure buy-in and ownership.

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    Tool No. 11. NAP formulation process (presentation)
    Tool No. 12. Background studies checklist
    Tool No. 13. Ownership and political commitment
    Tool No. 14. Generic agenda for national consultation workshops

  2. SECTION 6

    NAP governance & implementation: Who does what?

    This section looks into governance and oversight mechanisms, as well as day-to-day coordination and communication between the partners working together to implement the NAP.

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    Tool No. 15. Generic Term of Reference for a national oversight mechanism
    Tool No. 16. Generic implementation framework template

  1. SECTION 7

    After the NAP: Proceeding to the next phase

    Forced labour is a complex issue and efforts must continue beyond the lifespan of the first NAP. This section looks at lessons for transitioning from one NAP to the next or to other types of initiatives.

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    Tool No. 17. Moving to the next phase 


    Bibliography and annexes

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    Download the annexes:
    Annex 1: Glossary
    Annex 2: List of National Action Plans consulted
    Annex 3: List of tools