Social dialogue and poverty reduction strategies

Analyses the different experiences of the role of social dialogue in planning and implementation the poverty reduction strategy policies. Focuses on the experiences of countries such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia and Tanzania. Contains practical tools to help enable practitioners (principally but not only ILO constituents) to engage in poverty reduction dialogues and to better articulate the role of decent work in poverty reduction.

This comprehensive volume provides a series of case studies drawing on the ILO's experience with national poverty reduction processes in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia and Tanzania. As well as highlighting practical tools for practitioners engaged in poverty reduction activities, the book also illustrates in very practical terms the challenges and opportunities facing the ILO and its partners. As useful background, a conceptual framework is introduced which focuses on issues to do with governance in the labour market, emphasizing rights at the place of work and the role of labour standards and labour administration in poverty reduction. The editors also pinpoint a number of challenges that still remain in order to add value to poverty reduction strategies from a decent work perspective. They examine the need to include more thorough analyses of employment and other aspects of decent work, the need for labour ministries, employers' and workers' organizations to be more systematically integrated and the n