Published by
International Labour Organization (The Lab)

This brief is aimed at ILO constituents and technical cooperation projects who are interested in using a systemic approach to bring about widespread and long-lasting decent work outcomes for workers and enterprises

Decent work is challenge that is both important and complex. Although most development and government programmes focus on creating more jobs, it is clear that we need to do more thinking about their quality as well.

To make progress in addressing these challenges, the Lab uses a systemic approach to catalyse large-scale and long-lasting change. This brief lays out the steps to understand why and how the approach is used. It provides concrete examples, guidance and practitioner tools that demonstrate the versatility of the approach and provide an understanding of how to use the approach to address key decent work challenges in a range of contexts.