Fact sheets


  1. Zambia Decent Work Country Programme 2020 - 2022

    03 November 2021

    The Zambia Decent Work Country Programme covering the period 2020-2022 is the third Country Decent Work Programme, following the second that covered the period 2013-2016. The 2013-2016 Z-DWCP, which was subjected to a Country Programme Review (CPR) in 2016 has incorporated good practices and key lessons learned from the implementation of previous Z-DWCPs. Section 3 of the ZDWCP has taken into consideration the lessons and recommendations of the 2016 CPR and selected good practices have been incorporated under each of the pillars under Section 2 below. The development process of the 2020-2022 Z-DWCP followed a consultative process with United Nations Resident Coordinators’ Office (RCO), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), other development partners, constituents and other relevant stakeholders. The consultations have been critical in order to foster ownership of the Z-DWCP built through consensus building regarding the following- development of the process roadmap of the DWCP and priority setting. The following were the Country priorities agreed upon: Priority I: Effective application of fundamental principles and rights at work to support equitable and inclusive economic growth in Zambia. Priority II: Enhanced economic diversification to create more and better job opportunities for all especially young people. Priority III: Comprehensive and strengthened social protection systems.

  2. ILO at a Glance for Malawi

    20 October 2021

    The ILO and its work in Malawi

  3. Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    13 October 2021

    Every household that employs Domestic Workers must fully understand the rights of Domestic Workers, be a responsible employer and respect Domestic Worker's rights. This booklet provides information to enable the public make better informed decisions related to the employment conditions of the Domestic Workers they employ. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA), Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB), Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), The Unions of Domestic Workers, the Association of Employers of Domestic Workers, with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), have taken lead in this agenda, and embarked on a robust campaign to sensitize the general public on the rights of Domestic Workers and the obligations of employers of Domestic Workers. This is in line with the Government's desire not to leave any one behind, and the ILO convention 189 and recommendation 201.

  4. Social Protection Budget Brief – English version

    23 September 2021

    The Social Protection Budget Brief is a flagship annual publication produced by the ILO and UNICEF since 2013 to provide key information about fiscal space for social protection in Mozambique, including budgetary trends, budget sources, expenditure by programme, performance levels, challenges identified and recommendations to overcome financial gaps.

  5. ILO at A Glance for Mozambique

    23 September 2021

    The ILO and its work in Mozambique

  6. ILO at A Glance for Zambia

    23 September 2021

    The ILO and its work in Zambia

  7. Malawi's second Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP II)

    08 September 2021

    Malawi's second Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP II) articulates the commitment of the Government of Malawi to address decent work deficits prevailing in the labour market and is a key vehicle for delivery of ILO support to Malawi during the period 2020 – 2023.

  8. Factsheet: Youth for Future (Y4F) project

    31 August 2021

    Y4F is an 8-year project implemented by the ILO and UNICEF in Egypt, and works on a three-pronged approach that combines skills development and career guidance services, capacity development of key stakeholders and policy engagement to improve livelihood opportunities and strengthen the socio-economic resilience of young migrants, refugees, and youth in host communities.

  9. August 2021 Newsletter

    31 August 2021

    In this edition of our newsletter, we have captured major events and activities that took place from May 2021 to July 2021 in the three locations. Starting with the International Labour Day commemorations that took place on the three countries, we note that despite living in this situation where physical interaction is restricted our tripartite constituents- Governments, employers and workers made it sure that this important day is celebrated. The edition also provides an insight of the first-ever virtual International Labour Conference (ILC) that took place in June. During the gathering delegates from 181 countries representing the governments, workers and employers adopted unanimously a Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery that prioritizes the creation of decent jobs for all and addresses the inequalities caused by the crisis. A g a i n , t h e edition highlights the happenings during the World Day Against Child Labour in the three locations. Another major event that has been covered in the three countries is the 10 year anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No.189). Finally, the edition aptly covers the Zambia Decent Work Country Programme 2020- 2022 (Z-DWCP 2020-2022) Launch. This is the third Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Zambia has crafted, following the second that covered the period 2013-2016.

  10. Zambia National Action Plan for the Elimination of worst forms of Child Labour 2020-2025

    31 August 2021

    The Government of Zambia and partners in collaboration with the ILO facilitated the development of National Action Plan (NAP II) for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (2020-2025). The NAP II is contributing towards the effective gradual elimination of child labour, especially its worst forms, by 2025 with emphasis on a coordinated multi-stakeholder response that provide social protection to targeted children, their families and communities throughout the country.

  11. TRANSFORM Newsletter: Issue 6

    29 July 2021

    TRANSFORM is an innovative learning initiative on the implementation of national social protection floors in Africa. It promotes critical thinking and builds capacity at national and subnational levels to improve the design, effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems. To learn more, download the TRANSFORM E-newsletter

  12. Covid-19 Workplace Safety and Health Guidelines

    28 June 2021

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, in collaboration with Social Partners, develops and adopts the Workplace Guidelines on COVID19 and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) as part of the implementation of Return to Work Programme. The Guidelines apply to all employers in Zambia and intend to guide employers on how to reopen enterprises in a safe environment and reduce workers’ risk of exposure to COVID-19 at the workplace.

  13. Factsheet : ADWA’ project in Egypt

    01 June 2021

    ADWA’ project aims to promote job-rich growth as well as to promote International Labour Standards (ILS) and ensure their application at the enterprise level.

  14. TRANSFORM : A Leadership and Transformation Learning Initiative on building and managing social protection floors (SP) in Africa

    01 June 2021

    TRANSFORM is an innovative learning initiative on the implementation of national social protection floors in Africa. Social protection floors are nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees which secure protection aimed at preventing or alleviating poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion. TRANSFORM promotes critical thinking and builds capacity at national and subnational levels to improve the design, effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems. It focuses on non-contributory social protection schemes and programmes. Key to TRANSFORM is the creation of a movement of skilled social protection leaders in Africa to support transformational change utilising state-of-the-art knowledge through internationally informed and locally relevant materials. By supporting the creation and management of nationally defined Social Protection floors which provide minimum social protection guarantees against poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion, the TRANSFORM initiative is aligned to the 2030 Leave No One Behind Agenda and specifically contributes to the achievement of SDG 1 and its target 1.3 in Africa.

  15. Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Workers in the cultural and creative sector often lack effective access to social protection.

  16. Factsheet: ADWA' project

    01 May 2021

    Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the ADWA’ project works at the policy-making level in order to support evidence-based decisions on key dimensions of the Decent Work Agenda.

  17. Newsletter April 2021 Edition

    28 April 2021

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique has published its April 2021 edition of the quarterly newsletter. The Edition contains exciting human-interest stories among them: The cover story entitled, ‘COVID-19 Emergency Cash Transfers- Giving Hope in the Pandemic’, 398 GBV Survivors undergo Empowerment Training under GRZ-UNJP on GBV Phase II project, and 5, 000 Persons with Disabilities Registered on DMIS. It also features the launch of the Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) Project, and the write-up on the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa among others.

  18. Extending social security to domestic workers

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  19. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  20. Integrated Framework of Basic Social Protection Programmes – Implementation Plan

    15 February 2021

    The Development of the Integrated Framework of Basic Social Protection Programmes (IFBSPP) was based on extensive consultations, a comprehensive mapping of existing non-contributory social protection interventions in the social assistance, livelihoods and empowerment pillars of the Zambia National Social Protection Policy (NSSP) and an evidence-based analysis of gaps and coherence of current programming. The IFBSPP in the implementation plan of the NSSP – is a concrete instrument to improve coherence in social protection programming and operationalize the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) targets. Download to read more on the implementation plan: