“Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work (MAP)”MEETING ON MEASURING AND MONITORING DECENT WORKLessons learnt from MAP project - Geneva, 27-29 June 2012
The discussion focused on the following themes:
· what is measured (indicators identified at national level, definitions);
· how is it measured (data collection tools, compilation and databases);
· for what purpose decent work is measured at national level;
· main outputs (national assessments on progress and deficits on decent work); and
· for whom (main users and links to policy-making).
This meeting – drawing upon the Tripartite Meeting of Experts (TME) in September 2008 – took stock of past and existing initiatives to develop decent work indicators both in international organizations and academic or research institutions, and discussed how existing methodologies and networks may be used for the project components linked to i) statistical data collection and ii) empirical policy analysis of decent work data. It contributed to strengthening ILO constituents’ capacities to measure and monitor decent work. A full report on lessons learnt and main challenges has been produced from the proceedings. Recommendations will be formulated for tools and guidelines and on a global methodology for self-monitoring and self-assessment of progress towards decent work. This global methodology will be further developed and discussed at the MAP project’s Global Conference (mid-2013), and presented at the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (end 2013).