ILO survey on domestic workers: preliminary guidelines

Within the framework of the ILO global strategy for action (Making decent work a reality for domestic workers), the ILO Branch for Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions (INWORK) and ILO Country Offices for Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda and for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique undertook two national surveys on domestic workers in Tanzania and Zambia in 2012‐2013.

These surveys were conducted as part of the ILO commitments to assist Tanzania and Zambia in generating reliable situational analysis on domestic workers as input to policy and legislative reviews and dialogues.

The purpose of the present report is to draw from the experience gained from these two surveys to provide preliminary guidelines on the design and implementation of surveys of domestic workers in countries of interest.