Activity 14: Global MAP conference

On 18 and 19 November 2013, a two-day conference "Monitoring and Assessing progress on decent work. Main results and Global Methodology" took place in Brussels.
Representatives of governments and social partners of the project countries, as well as representatives of the EU, international organizations, international social partners, regional statistical agencies, regional institutions, and NGOs discussed the project results and the global methodology developed from the experience gained, and the lessons learnt.

The conference discussed the role of employment and decent work for development, particularly within the context of the future global development agenda. The global methodology to self-monitor and self-assess progress towards decent work in developing and transition countries was presented and best practices from project countries were shared. Actions for sustainability in monitoring decent work were also discussed, in particular in mainstreaming the methodology, and related technical tools in other countries and at the regional level.

Conference participants exchanged views on the role of employment and decent work in development strategies and policies. The importance of a solid methodology for monitoring decent work in the light of the post-2015 development agenda was underlined by different speakers. The conference concluded that the manuals and guidelines developed under MAP are important instruments for data producers, data users and policy makers, and that the methodology developed under this project serves as a good practice for monitoring decent work in development strategies.

Some of the conference presentations can be found here:
As well, some pictures of the event can be found here: MAP conference pictures (ILO-Brussels Flickr stream)