Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR Project) - ILO IPEC/FPRW

To improve the capacity of 10 target countries to reduce child labour, including its worst forms. The Bangladesh component of the project is based on the National Child labour Elimination Policy and the National Plan of Action (NPA). Project components are designed to make direct contribution to the implementation of the NPA.

Partners: Ministry of Labour and Employment, Employers organizations, Workers organizations and NGOs

Geographical Coverage:
10 Countries including Bangladesh

Funded by the USDOL the project expects to strengthen the capacity of the government through the following four components.

1. Legal review - The aim is to review the laws/policies regarding child labour and identify the gaps and discrepancies. A recommendation report will be prepared in consultation with stakeholders.

2. Strengthening labour inspection system and improving monitoring mechanism at community level – Activities include assessing the existing system; developing training manual and standard operating procedure to incorporate child labour in the regular inspection process; and training of inspectors*. The capacity of other enforcement officials including Labour Court judges and prosecutors will be enhanced.
The project will also initiate Community Level Monitoring System (CLMS) in rural setting through a pilot programme.

3. Supporting the effective implementation of the NPA - This component aims to operationalize the National Child Labour Welfare Council (NCLWC) and strengthen its capacity to implement the NPA.

4. Policy recommendations on how to make social programmes more responsive to the needs of child labourers and children vulnerable to child labour. Activities include review of existing social safety net programmes and formulate policy recommendations in consultation with the stakeholders.

*This project will be implemented in close collaboration with ITC/ILO and the RMG project.

Useful Document:

National Child Labour Elimination Policy 2010