Technical Cooperation Project

Indicators and methodologies for setting adequate wages


Background

This project seeks to develop indicators and methodologies that will strengthen the capacity of governments and social partners to negotiate and set adequate wage levels.

Many workers around the world continue to suffer from very low wages. By developing better indicators of the needs of workers and their families, which reflect national circumstances, the project seeks to fill a knowledge gap and strengthen the capacity of governments, social partners and enterprises to set wages that take into account both social and economic factors. Pilot countries of the project include Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

For further information please see the following reports:

Wages and working conditions in the banana, coffee and tea sectors

The following reports seek to contribute to a better understanding of the prevailing wages and working conditions in the banana, coffee and tea sectors to feed into the knowledge base for setting of adequate minimum wages, statutory or negotiated:
NewForesight carried out three reports on workers' wages and working conditions in the banana, coffee and tea sector.

This project was supported and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.