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ADB & ILO REGIONAL WORKSHOPPromoting Gender Equality in the Labor Market for More Inclusive Growth17-18 June 2013Oakwood Joy-Nostalg Center Manila, ADB Avenue, Manila, Philippines1. Background
The Regional Research and Development Technical Assistance (R-RDTA or TA)
PromotingGender Equality in the Labor Market for More Inclusive Growth
seeks to identify potential labormarket and social protection reforms that will promote decent and expanded employmentopportunities for women. “Decent work,” as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO),involves opportunities for employment that are productive, deliver a fair income, and providesecurity in the workplace and social protection for workers and their families.
It is intended toconduct this workshop in partnership with ILO which has been a partner in this TA. The program of the workshop follows.
The R-RDTA conducted a national level labor market analysis from a gendered perspective, of threecountries, namely Cambodia, Kazakhstan and Philippines. The national consultants undertook thefollowing tasks essentially relying on desk reviews endeavoring to provide a gendered analysis of labor markets, government policies and legislation; analyze the determinants of, and constraints to,the employment of women; identify and explore at least one market sector in each country whichcould potentially be expanded or developed to promote opportunities for decent work for women;identify good practice examples from each developing member country (DMC); and provide legaland policy recommendations for promoting decent work for women.The TA also included:
The preparation of a regional synthesis of the national reports by 2 internationalconsultants with a view to publication as a knowledge product; and
The preparation of two reviews, of global good practices of social and economic policies,and legal recommendations that may lead to more and better employmentopportunities for women.
3. Regional Workshop Objectives
The workshop will be conducted in English, in collaboration with ILO. The objectives of the regionalworkshop are to share and discuss with ADB, ILO and DMCs, the outcome and recommendations of the studies of the labor market, government policies and legislation conducted together with therecommendations made in the Regional Synthesis within the context of the global good practicesreviews. In addition, the presentations and panel sessions on good practice strategies will seek toaddress four major problem areas in order to encourage the implementation of practical solutions toincrease and improve work and employment for women. The workshop environment will encourage