Project overviewThe "Sustainable Supply Chains to Build Forward Better" project is a joint intervention co-financed by the European Commission (EC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that aims to promote decent work in global supply chains. This includes the development of knowledge, tools, guidance, policy advice, technical assistance and training to address decent work challenges and opportunities in five sectors in five countries: coffee in Colombia, electronics in Vietnam, fisheries in Namibia, rubber gloves in Malaysia, and textiles and clothing in Madagascar.
In Madagascar, the project is engaging with ILO constituents and key stakeholders to seize this moment to affirm the importance of decent work for fairer, more resilient and sustainable textile and clothing supply chains and for social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
The project consists of three interrelated modules:
Module 1: Research and analysis on the challenges and opportunities of decent work in the textile and clothing sector and the impact of COVID-19
Expected outcome: Improved knowledge and understanding of decent work deficits and opportunities in the textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar by policy makers, social partners and other stakeholders facilitates the development of gender-sensitive and evidence-based policies and measures to advance decent work
Module 2: Production of tools and guidance to improve knowledge and capacity
Expected outcome: Tripartite constituents and stakeholders are better equipped to advance decent work in a fairer, more resilient, inclusive and sustainable textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar
Module 3: Support to national and sectoral constituents and stakeholders to advance decent work in the textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar as part of their response to the COVID-19 crisis
Expected outcome: National and sectoral constituents and stakeholders are supported in their response to the COVID-19 crisis.
- To promote decent work in the textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar as a key to social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis;
- Engage stakeholders and promote social dialogue along the supply chain to keep decent work principles at the forefront and explore the possibilities of a "new normal" during and after the COVID-19 recovery;
- Support action by the government, employers, workers and other stakeholders to make decent work a defining framework for the post-COVID-19 era in Madagascar.