Publications

This report is on an ARLAC Training of Trainers Workshop on Enhancing Productivity and Poverty Reduction through the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Approach, conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 05 - 09 September 2016. The purpose was to bring together social partners and introduce them t the Generate Your Business Idea (GYBI) and Start Your Business (SYB) training packages. This was on the understanding that sustainable SMEs hold the key to unlocking and fighting the unemployment and poverty gap in many developing economies.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. impart to participants models of training packages for generating business ideas and starting the business; 
  2. create a sustainable training and quality assurance system at the national and sectoral levels using the multiplier strategy;
  3. certify, after training, an ARLAC Core Group of GYBI and SYB trainers to whom management and quality assurance systems of the SIYB programme in ARLAC member countries will eventually be dependent upon.

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This report is on the ARLAC tripartite workshop on The Role of Social Dialogue in Promoting Decent Work and Economic Progress in Africa, conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 22 - 25 August 2016. The workshop was organised by ARLAC with support from the ILO as a response to the  training needs expressed by ARLAC members states. The purpose of the workshop was to equip ARLAC member states and their social partners to create a renewed emphasis and undertaking among tripartite participants of the imperative of effective social dialogue as a tool for inclusive and sustainable national and regional development and particularly for eliminating unemployment, inequality, poverty and exclusion. 

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. draw a link between the presence of social dialogue and improvements in a range of working conditions;
  2. outline the impact of social dialogue on working conditions across Africa;
  3. examine social dialogue as a set of roles for social partners, and the degree to which this function is enabled or constrained; and to
  4. provide an overview of example of good practice.

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This is a report on ARLAC workshop on Application of Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS) for Effective Labour Administration and Decent Work in Africa conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 25 - 29 July 2016. The purpose of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of participants to produce labour market analyse that are useful for the formulation and implementation of labour policies, migration, projects and programmes to promote employment and build labour market institutions that enable the realization of the goal of decent work for all.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. promote measures and policies to strengthen the labour market institutions and systems that promote and coordinate employment creation initiatives and deliverables;
  2. highlights the need to strengthen institutional relationships between producers and users of Labour Market Information (LMI) within national labour market information and analysis systems;
  3. identify the labour market barriers/gaps that need to be tackled by stakeholders in order to combat decent work deficits in Africa;
  4. foster better understanding and operationalization of the 19th ICLS Resolution concerning the statistics of work, employment and labour under utilization;
  5. promote best practices in labour force survey planning and design, including the principles of question design;
  6. sensitize participants on the impact of the new standards on employment and unemployment data and indicators;
  7. promote gender mainstreaming in the production and analysis of labour statistics; and to
  8. share the Namibian experience in piloting the implementation of the 19th ICLS Resolution.

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This report is on the ARLAC tripartite workshop on Improving Application of International Labour Standards (ILS): Especially Fundamental Principles ad Rights at Work, conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 27 - 30 June 2016. The workshop was organised by ARLAC with support from the ILO. The aim of the workshop was to promote the ratification and implementation of ILS as means to advance decent work and social justice.  

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1.  expose tripartite participants to the importance of ratifying and implementing the applicable ILO Conventions and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; and to 
  2. highlight the need for tripartite constituents to subject themselves to the ILO supervisory machinery and improve the application of ILS with particular respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work which is the foundation for effective social dialogue and labour market institutions.

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This report is on the ARLAC workshop on Implementation of Labour Clauses in Public Contracts: Integrating the Social Dimension into Public Procurement Policies and Practices, conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 25 - 28 April 2016. The workshop was organised by ARLAC, with support from the ILO. The aim of the workshop was to design an integrated approach where government officials adn their social partners can through social dialogue, policy, legislation and enforcement, work together to enhance job creation and decent work for workers engaged in public works or services involving expenditure of public funds at national and local levels. 

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. revive awareness of participants on the provisions of the Labour Clauses (Public Contracts) Convention, 1949 (No. 94) and its essence;
  2. draw linkages between the Labour Clauses (Public Contracts) Convention, 1949 (No. 94) and the ongoing FDI/MNE influx in the African region; and to
  3.  forge commitment of countries that have ratified Convention 94 to implement the provisions. 

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This report documents the main issues discussed at the ARLAC workshop on Enhancing Social Protection Coverage and Quality for Poverty Reduction and Development. The workshop was conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 14 - 17 March 2016. The workshop was organised by ARLAC for its member countries in response to their training needs. The aim of the workshop was to enable those working in the social protection sector to learn from recent thinking by providing an opportunity for the participants to identify the role of social protection in tackling poverty, supporting economic growth and enhancing the effectiveness of growth strategies which can be utilized to reduce poverty; as well as to enable participants to promote the extension of social protection by establishing and maintaining national social protection floors based on ILO Recommendation 202 - Social Protection Floors, 2012 - in order to enhance quality of life.  

The objectives of the workshop ere to:

  1. share knowledge about sustainability and effectiveness of social protection floors;
  2. highlight the requirements for Social Protection strategies and programmes for poverty reduction and development;
  3. build the capacity of participants to engage more effectively in policy formulation and implementation; and to 
  4. engage in cooperation and the exchange of good practice and recommend further actions to support developing countries in extending the coverage of their social protection.

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Membership

Nineteen countries have ratified the ARLAC agreement and these are:

  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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