Grant to the Decent Work programme of the ILO, Mozambique 2009

Partner: International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Duration: 2009-2011

Budget: 1.142.650 euro (151.325 euros from the Flanders Department of Work and Social Economy)

The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) 'Decent Work' country programmes make an inventory of a specific country’s needs in the field of decent work. Based on this, ILO works, in cooperation with the government of the country in question, on a tailored global strategy.

Over the past 10 years, the Mozambican economy has been characterized by a significant growth. However, more than half of the population still lives below the poverty line. Furthermore, the economic expansion doesn’t translate directly into a growth in employment rates. Only 5% of the active population works in the formal economy.

The ILO’s 'Decent Work' programme gives prior attention to the growth in employment rates and the rights of female employees in Mozambique. ILO wants to offer the social partner organisations in the field resources and possibilities, to help develop their functioning. These organisations will also be given the opportunity to inform their members in a better way. This information needs to be adapted to the needs of the vulnerable target groups, such as: women, youngsters, disabled people and HIV/AIDS patients.