Labour administration means "public administration activities in the field of national labour policy." It is an essential tool at the disposal of governments in fulfilling their responsibilities towards social issues. A well operating labour administration system is the institutional bottom line for the achievement of Decent Work and therefore requires particular and continuing attention in terms of support, capacity building and advisory services.
Labour inspection is part of labour administration. It is the key element of the labour administration system which ensures the implementation of labour policies at grass -roots level, providing feedback and allowing for a readjustment of labour policies if necessary.