Published by
ILO Systems Change Initiative

Building on core MSD guidance and practitioner experience, this rough guide aims to help funders and implementers to integrate job quality considerations into their analysis, interventions and measurement.

Providing people with access to opportunities that are better paid, more secure and have improved working conditions can be a driver of poverty reduction and enhanced well-being. However, job quality can be complex to understand and measure. It is also highly context-specific with few off-the-shelf approaches. 

This rough guide aims to help answer the following:

  • How can projects define quality jobs for target groups in their context? 
  • Which aspects of job quality should they decide to measure? 
  • What tools and methods can they use?

The guide complements the ILO guide on Value chain development for decent work and is intended for both experienced MSD practitioners interested in strengthening their focus on job quality, as well as broader private sector and enterprise development programmes with an interest in systemic approaches.