Strengthening rural labour inspection for high-quality and productive jobs

Key issues and policy options to promote labour inspection in agricultural and other rural enterprises.

Only a small proportion of agricultural and other rural enterprises worldwide are legally covered by labour inspection, and in many countries rural enterprises are rarely visited due to labour inspectorates' lack of human and financial resources. A key challenge is to build modern, effective labour inspection services to ensure that rural workers have equivalent levels of protection to their urban counterparts.