Technical assistance projects: Highlights from Q1 2020 to present
Abidjan: To provide training during a sub-regional workshop for French-speaking countries in West Africa and Maghreb sub-regions to strengthen national capacities in data analysis on child labour (funded by the project “Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa” – ACCEL Africa).
Lesotho: To support microdata processing and data tabulation following the 2019 LFS. ILO planning capacity-building in data analysis of 2019 LFS (postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown). Lesotho has also requested support on measuring skills mismatches as well as the modelling some decent work indicators;
Nigeria: To provide training during a national capacity building workshop on labour statistics highlighting the 20th ICLS on labour migration statistics.
Senegal: To support the implementation of the field test to validate an update module on volunteer work for attachment to the national LFS.
South Africa: To assess the available data sources and institutional capacities in the country for the implementation of a LMIS at the Department of Employment and Labour, with the cooperation of the ILO Regional Office for Africa.
Tanzania: ILO is providing technical assistance on the questionnaire design of the Integrated Labour Force Survey (questionnaire design) in collaboration with the World Bank;
Somali: ILO is validating the LFS report, particularly the verification of the survey weights given non-visited domains (i.e. nomad and IDPs);
Ghana: ILO is providing technical support for the analysis of the pilot survey on recruitment costs.
eSwatini: Preparing for their next LFS and requested ILO for assistance in the inclusion of labour migration module;
Malawi: Requested ILO support for the integration of child labour module in their planned household survey;
South Africa: ILO will provide technical support of the LMIS setup (postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown)
Botswana: ILO will provide technical support of the LMIS setup (delayed due to COVID-19 lockdown)
Tchad: ILO is in discussion with the NSO on use for their planned Population Census of ILO model questions on economic characteristics for Population Censuses;
Morocco: ILO is preparing technical assistance for LMIS setup, and Morocco is preparing to pilot the recruitment costs survey this year (postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown).
African Union: ILO is supporting the preparation of the meeting of Technical Working Group on the labour market information system and informal economy (Specialised Technical Group is part SHASA II, and it has been postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown)
Saudi Arabia: To provide training in data modelling and SDMX and to install and configure a .Stat Suite platform for the implementation of a LMIS at the Ministry of Labour and Social Development.
Asia and the Pacific
Bangladesh: To support the Bureau of Statistics on the development of the Recruitment Cost Survey and to support with the development of LFS questionnaire, including modules on recruitment cost and disability. This is in collaboration with the World Bank (However the survey is likely to be postponed due to covid-19 disruptions);
Sri Lanka: To support the Department of Census and Statistics on the development of the Labour Demand Survey and on the development of a Volunteer work module to be attached to the Labour Force Survey;
Pakistan: To support the Bureau of Statistics on the development of the Recruitment Cost survey for SDG 10.7.1 measurement, to be attached to the Labour Force Survey;
Fiji: Ongoing support in implementing the resolutions of the 19th and 20th ICLS in Fiji, through the 2020-2021. Employment and Unemployment survey (EUS 2020-2021), initially planned for July 2020, postponed to start in August 2021 due to Covid-19; training and questionnaire preparations will however continue this year, including a module on retrospective assessment of Covid-19 impact on employment indicators;
Timor-Leste: To carry out a national training workshop on work and labour force statistics and to prepare for the 2020 LFS of Timor-Leste;
Cambodia: microdata for 2019 LFS now available, and ILO currently providing technical assistance in preparing the LFS report;
Cooks Islands: ILO providing technical assistance in preparation of the 2019 LFS report;
Malaysia: currently discussing with the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) for implementing a stand-alone survey on Recruitment costs of migrant workers and forced labour (RCFL survey); funding from ILO already identified, waiting for feed-back from DOSM; should include a module piloting the LFS in line with the 19th and 20th ICLS;
Maldives – Preliminary discussions of a possible stand-alone LFS are going on with National Bureau of Statistics;
Myanmar: discussing the preparations for Myanmar Comprehensive LFS 2021, including topics such as: SDG 10.7.1, labour migration, OSH, child labour, etc.;
Nepal– Supporting the Central Bureau of Statistics with the development of economic-activity section of the census questionnaire. This is in collaboration with UNFPA;
Solomon Islands: currently discussing with NSO and MoL on preparations for their 2021 LFS; ILO has received this week a call from the UN system to submit a proposal for US$ 50,000 to do an impact assessment of Covid-19 on the labour market, and we are preparing the proposal for this week (as part of a broader UN proposal);
Tuvalu: ILO received this week a call from the UN system to submit a proposal for US$ 50,000 to do an impact assessment of Covid-19 on the labour market (as part of the UN broader proposal), proposal due this week;
Vanuatu: ILO providing support to VNSO for the preparation of a Labour Market Monograph from the 2019-2020 HIES data, microdata now available with ILO; ILO discussing also preparations for 2021 LFS with VNSO, as well as finalising measurement of the labour force in the 2020 population census (using the ILO-SPC module).
In terms of key current areas of support:
Impact of Covid-19 on labour markets at national level: ROAP/RESA providing support currently to Thailand and Vietnam in preparing national assessments; discussing with both countries on the revision of their LFS systems to move to CATI data collection as soon as possible in May;
Measuring SDG 10.7.1: currently providing support for analysis of data in Bangladesh (2020 stand-alone survey), Cambodia (2019 LFS), Vietnam (Q4 2019 LFS), and Indonesia (pilot from February 2020 LFS).
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States: To jointly lead an ongoing task force for the creation of an updated harmonised LFS questionnaire for the region in line with latest international standards and practices.
Belize: To support the National Bureau of Statistics on the measurement of economic characteristics in population census (Round 2020), to be aligned with the latest international standards.
Chile: To support,
- The Social Development and Family Ministry on the process of updating the Child Labour Survey (EANNA) applying the statistical standards agreed at the 20thICLS.
- The National Bureau of Statistics on the process of updating national Labour Force Survey (ENE) applying the statistical standards agreed at the 19th and 20th ICLS.
- The Labour Inspection on the process of updating their Labour Relations Survey (ENCLA).
Ecuador: To support the National Bureau of Statistics on the process of updating national Labour Force Survey (ENE) in applying the statistical standards agreed at the 19th and 20th ICLS and the measurement of economic characteristics in population census (Round 2020), to be aligned with the latest international standards.
Europe and Central Asia
Moldova: To support the National Bureau of Statistics with the communication and dissemination process of updated national Labour Market Statistics applying the statistical standards agreed at the 19th ICLS.