Good Practice

Employers have strong, independent and representative organization (Outcome 9) - Final evaluation

Good Practice Description

Employers' organizations (EOs) cannot simply rely on connections and networks to influence government, at least if they want their reforms to last: rather they need to undertake excellent and objective research and need to be able to prepare persuasive policy position papers.

EESE toolkit - ILO has developed a fantastic resource in EESE. This provides a range of written materials available from the EESE website for use by EOs, both on a standalone basis and as a reminder for people who have had more intensive mentoring.

Sometimes, ILO contributes to costs of a policy officer employed by an EO. Whilst there is a desire to work with EOs which are sustainable and do not require propping up, there are also good arguments for supporting EOs more directly.