Impact and results

MAP Impact and results

Various activities currently undertaken within MAP are mapping progress towards achieving decent work by analysing statistical and legal indicators of global relevance, but adapted to reflect national circumstances. These actions are foreseen to bear an impact on the MAP countries and bring results in terms of capacity building and ownership.

In the pilot-countries, decent work indicators are identified in consultation with government and social partners. After being collected, processed and tabulated, the statistical and legal information is used for national assessment and main results on the progress achieved and the remaining gaps on decent work, are used in policy analysis, in line with and to further develop national policies and ILO Decent Work Country Programmes.

In doing so, government and social partners in pilot countries, together with partners and stakeholders involved, become more aware of the dimensions and level of Decent Work in the country. This process increases their capacity to collect and analyze decent work indicators, carry out related research and take ownership of the overall concept of decent work. To this effect, training and capacity building activities are implemented and social dialogue are enforced. The main results of the analytical work and policy recommendations are publicized in national media.

Taking stock on the global methodology developed from MAP countries experience, countries that are not among the MAP pilot-countries have the capacity to initiate their own work of monitoring and assessing progress towards achieving decent work for all. All interested parties (EC, ILO, international organizations) and countries at all levels of development are aware of and have access to the global methodology and relevant materials, which are widely publicized through the global website, global meetings and dissemination channels.

The project promotes a participatory approach to ensure genuine national ownership and long term sustainability. The involvement of government, workers’ representatives, employers’ representatives and civil society helps fostering social dialogue on decent work. The EC delegations are invited to actively participate in all activities. So, for example, all stakeholders are presented with statistical evidence on decent work trends, and are involved in formulating policy recommendations for addressing national gaps in decent work. This is rooted, as far as possible, in the national decent work strategies and the decent work country programmes (DWCP).

The project also takes into account and build on the existing national capacity for data collection and analysis. MAP intends to work as much as possible with installed national capacity in National Statistical Offices (NSOs), Ministries of Labour and research institutions involved in empirical policy analysis, and where necessary to add to the existing capacity through training and technical cooperation activities. It works with national institutions to identify and improve data collection instruments, to better collect decent work statistics.