MAP documentation

Monitoring progress towards decent work is an ILO project, implemented with funding from the European Union. Over a period of four years (2009 to 2013), the project aims to facilitate the identification of decent work indicators that are relevant at the national level (based on the outcome of the Tripartite Meeting of Experts held in September 2008); support data collection; and use the collected data for an integrated policy analysis of decent work in order to make them relevant for policy-making. The project covers nine countries in all major regions, including two countries in Africa (Niger and Zambia), four in Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines and Cambodia), one in Europe (Ukraine) and two in Latin America (Brazil and Peru). Through the regional activities, the methodology will be disseminated beyond the project countries.

A breakdown of project documentation is available here below.

Project inputs

  1. Project documentation

    The ILO/EC project will work with government agencies (including Ministries of Labour), National Statistical Offices, workers’ and employers’ organisations and research institutions to strengthen the capacity of developing and transition countries to self-monitor and self-assess progress towards decent work.

  2. Background studies

  3. National consultations

  4. Regional reports

    1. Decent Work Indicators in Africa - A first assessment based on national sources
  5. Regional workshops

  6. Reports

  7. Manuals

General documentation

  1. ILO Expert Meetings

  2. ILO Governing Body

  3. EU Key Documents

  4. International Conference of Labour Statisticians

  5. Research papers and guidebooks

    This Guidebook, designed to be a practical resource for collectors and users of labour market information, presents a detailed overview of key indicators for monitoring labour market trends and measuring progress towards national and international goals related to the promotion of decent work.

  6. The central premise of this paper is that it is important for the ILO to settle on a basic core set of decent work indicators and a plan of action for statistical activities. The Office should also seriously consider developing a complementary set of indicators to measure supporting national and international legal frameworks and conventions for the eleven major aspects of decent work identified in this paper.