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Promoting decent work in the construction sector: the role of local authorities

Werna, Edmundo
Published in Habitat International. 2008, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 160-171
Abstract This paper presents the results of an international research project completed by the University of Geneva in partnership the ILO and consultants. This applied research project analyses whether the concept of decent work is known and applied by local authorities in their policy definition and project implementation in the construction sector and related services. This interdisciplinary research project involves a wide-ranging study of documentary sources and four case studies in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Santo André (Brazil), and Esmeraldas (Ecuador). This paper briefly summarises the aims and rationale of this research project, the hypothesis tested and key research questions related to it. Then it briefly summarises the findings which clearly show that decent work remains a marginal concept which has not been widely applied at the international, national and local levels. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations for the improved dissemination and application of decent work.
Keywords Construction sectorDecent workGuidelinesIndicatorsLocal authoritiesRecommendations
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LAWRENCE, Roderick John et al. Promoting decent work in the construction sector: the role of local authorities. In: Habitat International, 2008, vol. 32, n° 2, p. 160-171. doi: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2007.08.012 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:102826

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