Technical Cooperation Project

Setting adequate wages


The setting of adequate wages is an essential mechanism to enable decent living standards for workers and their families, while at the same time ensuring the sustainability of enterprises which create the jobs for these workers.

The project thus supports Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, India and Vietnam, in making a stronger use of data and evidence on the needs of workers and their families and economic factors in their social dialogue and wage determination mechanisms, including minimum wages and collective bargaining.

The project also supports these countries’ engagement in global or regional living wage initiatives, which seek to ensure that wages, including in supply chains, are sufficient for workers and their families to afford a decent standard of living.

Finally, the project seeks to identify factors and conditions that support and enable sustainable wage increases, and supports measures to raise productivity and wages in selected enterprises in the garment and agricultural supply chains.

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