|ILO Caribbean JOBS Crisis Observatory|
The “Kingston Action Plan”
that was adopted by the tripartite constituents on 2 April 2009, had envisaged, along with other pledges, the collection and compilation of relevant information from across the region, identifying good practices with respect to responses to the crisis.
A Crisis Observatory to track country responses to the crisis was subsequently established. A questionnaire was sent to tripartite constituents to elicit information on responses to the crisis and post-crisis recovery initiatives in their respective countries and territories. The information gathered through the survey has been collated in the form of country fact sheets. They provide a snapshot of initiatives, in line with the Decent Work Agenda
, as recommended in the ILO's Global Jobs Pact,
adopted at the 98th session of the International Labour Conference of the ILO in June 2009 and the Kingston Action Plan. Within the Caribbean there are examples of measures being taken to retain persons in employment, to promote retraining and job creation, to sustain enterprises and to enhance social protection systems. Social dialogue generally underpins these initiatives.
The data collection and collation processes are ongoing. More country fact sheets will be uploaded and the existing ones will be updated, as and when more information is received from tripartite constituents.
The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean wishes to thank the respondents for their cooperation and also encourages others - who have not submitted information so far - to do so.
Decent Work Response to the Global Financial and Economic Crisis THE BAHAMAS:
National Training Programme
Employment in Tourism
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO:
Training and Retraining in Times of Economic Crisis
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