Established in 2019, SIRAYE brings together not only the vast experience of the ILO in different countries, but also a new way of delivering support in a holistic and coordinated manner. Unique in the ILO, SIRAYE works at the national, regional and factory levels involving different ILO departments and key global programmes, including Better Work. These programmes and departments align their service packages and harness the specializations of each programme to address the unique needs of the Ethiopian garment and textile industry. As a result, stakeholders and factories are getting comprehensive support in one programme.
Better Work is a flagship programme of the ILO, jointly managed by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank group. The overarching development goal of Better Work Ethiopia is to see improved respect of workers’ rights leading to greater incomes and compensation, enhanced safety, equality, voice and representation. The programme also aims to lift industrial productivity and competitiveness to enable a globally competitive textile and garment sector as well as to encourage accountable and transparent government institutions.