Introduction to the course

Effective labour regulation is fundamental to development, and to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Labour is at the heart of human, economic and social development. Striking the right balance in labour regulation is therefore critical. The Academy's program provides the theoretical and practical knowledge required to develop effective labour law regulation for development. It takes a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economic, human rights and legal perspectives on labour regulation. Particular emphasis is placed on how labour regulation can be effective for vulnerable groups in the labour market, and on the impact of COVID-19 on labour regulation. The Academy will provide a global forum to learn from high-level international experts, discuss and share experience with practitioners, and to test practical approaches and innovative methodologies. During the three weeks, participants will come together in plenary sessions, and participate in a wide range of hands-on, elective thematic track sessions and sharing experiences sessions. To encourage learning through active participation, a lot of space is devoted to case studies, role-plays, and guided group discussions.

Who attends this course?
- Government officials including labour inspectors and dispute resolution practitioners - Representatives of workers' and employers' organizations - Judges and lawyers - Parliamentarians - Human rights practitioners - Staff of multinational enterprises - Staff from international and development organizations - Civil society organizations

What topics does this academy cover?

The purpose and the scope of labour regulation
Theories of development, and why it matters
International labour standards, and other global regulation of labour
The role of law in the development project
The contours and functioning of labour markets
Labour market institutions and their impact
Techniques for labour regulation, and understanding its impact
The law and economics of labour regulation
The employment relationship and its role as a regulatory device
Different forms of employment, and labour market segmentation
Labour regulation and vulnerable groups in the labour market
The impact of trade, international financial institutions, and global supply chains
Governance: the roles of the state and the social partners
Policy development for effective labour regulation
Ensuring workplace compliance and access to labour justice
Labour regulation and development after COVID-19

What will I learn?
Practical and theoretical perspectives on effective labour regulation for development
Recent approaches and concepts to develop and assess the impact of labour regulation
Innovative methodologies and tools for making labour regulation effective for development

What will I be able to do?
Analyse labour regulation from economic, human rights and legal perspectives
Identify measures to enhance labour regulation and make it effective
Participate in consultative processes for labour regulation policy development
Use comparative experience and data for evidence-based policy advice

How to apply
The deadline for submission of applications is 18 June 2023. Candidates must submit link

Application: Jun 18, 2023
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