An ILO Action Programme Enabling Public Service to Contribute to Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation through Improved Social Dialogue and Human Resource Development (HRD)
was developed during the biennia 2006-07 and 2008-09 with a focus on the civil service. The programme aimed at improving the capacity of public service stakeholders to engage in social dialogue, and establishing social dialogue mechanisms for national development and poverty alleviation. The main objectives were the following, of which the participating countries could choose one to focus on:
- Improved capacity of public service stakeholders to engage in meaningful social dialogue and appropriate and sustainable social dialogue mechanisms established for good governance, national development and poverty alleviation; and;
- Quantitative and qualitative data collected on the real impact of HIV/AIDS on public services which would be utilized for developing appropriate tripartite/bipartite HRD strategies for sustainable public service.
The programme was geared towards public administrative services that are primarily delivered through public funding. In each country, the ILO organized workshops and conferences to enable the constituents to present and discuss their views on particular issues and to hear international and specific country experiences. Based on the ideas discussed, action plans, programs and road maps for recommendations were created in the participating countries. The results of the Tanzania Action programme on HIV-AIDS have been incorporated into the UN activities. After expiration of the Action Programme, the ILO Country Office in Sri Lanka has continued collaborating with the government of Sri Lanka to design dispute prevention and resolution mechanisms. In Ukraine, the social partners and government drafted jointly amendments to the civil service statutes.
: Tanzania, Ukraine and Sri Lanka