Madagascar is one of the top exporters of apparel in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the sector is the country’s largest formal employer after the agriculture industry, with over 150,000 workers.
In late 2021, Better Work launched a pilot intervention together with the ILO Madagascar office. The goal is to build the capacity of government, employers’ and workers’ organizations and promote compliance with international labour standards. Better Work is not offering traditional factory-level services such as assessments in Madagascar.
The programme will take a three-pronged approach that reflects the adaptability of the Better Work model to meet the needs of its industry stakeholders through an innovative, flexible, and scalable intervention: