Madagascar is one of the top exporters of apparel in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the sector is the country’s largest employer after the agriculture industry, with over 100,000 workers.
In 2020, Better Work concluded a preliminary feasibility study for Madagascar. Since then, conversations about collaboration have continued with relevant constituents, donors, the IFC and other development partners operating in the industry in Madagascar. As a result, together with the ILO Madagascar office, Better Work is planning to conduct an 18-month-long pilot intervention in close collaboration with the national constituents and all other relevant actors in the garment industry.
The planned intervention aims to address existing decent work deficits in the Malagasy garment sector through a two-pronged approach. One is to provide thematic services to garment factory managers and workers based on proven Better Work tools and methodologies from other countries. The second intervention will target the tripartite constituents` capacities, with the objective of strengthening their respective roles in the country’s apparel supply chain and the governance of the labour market. This will be important to ensure impact and sustainability of efforts under this time-bound intervention.
Better Work will begin recruiting staff in 2021, and the programme will at present run through the end of 2022.
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