Knowledge base development

A solid knowledge base on domestic work and alternative approaches to promoting decent work in this sector is critical for designing meaningful policies and actions, and enhancing their impact.

INWORK carries out and publishes research to expand knowledge and develop policy tools about themes where gaps and demand are greatest. From short, at-a-glance policy briefs to comprehensive policy and practice reviews, INWORK's publications provide valuable resources for policy-makers, academia and organizations representing workers and employers. Topics already explored include legislation for effective protection, global estimates on domestic workers, working time and remuneration.

Recognizing that governments, workers and employers make up the largest network of expertise in the world of work, INWORK facilitates the exchange of experiences and practices between countries and fosters networks and partnerships through knowledge-sharing forums. Forums have a regional or sub-regional scope and focus on a specific theme.