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Decent Employment in Transport: What can World Bank Programmes Contribute?

Transport and Social Responsibility Thematic Group

Peter Roberts

24 March 2004


Objective

  • To strengthen understanding of key social issues related to transport and to help develop guidance for optimizing the social impacts of transport policies and investments

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Issues

Build on work of transport and other sectors for:

  • Inclusion: for gender, age, disability etc;

  • Coping with Change: issues of access and mobility, construction practice, environmental impact, safety and with inhibiting the transmission of communicable disease;

  • Responsibility: public, private sector, individual

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Specific areas of work

  • “Access for All” in the context of fighting poverty:

    - urban transport design for inclusion of disabled; aged etc.

  • Mainstreaming gender and transport issues

    – cases and resources;

  • Inhibiting disease (particularly HIV/AIDS) transmission;

  • Fostering good employment practice in transport

     relate to lessons from key transport safety issues

    – headlines and links from Highways TG and other sub-sectors;

    – incentives for socially responsible transport operations

    – public and private responsibilities

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Next steps

  • ToR for Group: finalized (by mid-April)

  • work plan for 2004 to be agreed

  • establish web page and links

  • Prepare programme for 2005

  • next meeting: 7 April

    • aim for first Wednesday every month

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Coping with change: Employment

Initiative:

  • Social Aspects of Construction

  • Financed by DFID, UK

    • Field studies in:

      • Ghana: formal contracting – bridge construction; India (Kerala): decent’d – community contracting; Zambia: participatory unpaid work – water + sanit.

    • Consultation and publish guidance

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Implementing Labour Standards in Construction: A sourcebookwww. lboro.ac.uk/wedc/publications/ilsic.htm

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Define away ahead

Agree roles and responsibilities

Identify which Labour Standards to focus on

Implement

Consultation

Address concerns, capacity, costs

Review contracts

Ensure communication

Monitor: for compliance

Use of incentives or sanctions?

Measure the impact

Institutionalise

Documentation

Develop responsibilities

Develop a strategy

What can we do?

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Early output–Indicators

Examples:

  • Core Labour Standards:

    • Are the Core Labour Standards of the International Labour Organisation legislated by the Government and actively implemented by the construction and transport industries?

  • Health and Safety:

    • Are appropriate Health and Safety standards legislated by the Government and actively practised, monitored and reported by the construction and transport industries?

    • Is there significant application of the spirit of these requirements?

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Chinaestimated 200,000 industrial fatalities per year(Ref. The 2nd China International Forum on Work Safety; China International Work Safety & Occupational Health Exhibition, Sept. 1-4, 2004, Beijing PR China

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China context

  • Review procurement procedures

    • Has a strong influence on approaches

    • Addressing the “big picture”, while the detail is worked on

  • Review current contracting procedures and compare with site practice

  • Identify gaps

    • Priority areas for China

    • Who is doing what?

    • Opportunities to take forward

    • Who will be involved?

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Cambodia and Philippines

  • PRIP –Cambodia

    • Government has signed up to the ILO conventions on labour

    • TTL ensured this was included in the standard bidding documents/contracts:

      • covering wages rates, age limits, gender equality, fair selection of labor etc.

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