BOX 5-1

ILO Good Practices

  • Innovative or creative

    What is special about the practice that makes it of potential interest to others? Note that a practice need not be new to fit this criterion. For example, often an approach may have been in use for some time at one setting, but may not be widely known or have been applied elsewhere.

  • Effectiveness/impact

    What evidence is there that the practice actually has made a difference? Can the impact of the practice be documented in some way, through a formal programme evaluation or through other means?

  • Replicability

    Is this a practice that might have applicability in some way to other situations or settings? Note that a practice does not have to be copied or “cloned” to be useful to others.

  • Sustainability

    Is the practice and/or its benefits likely to continue in some way, and to continue being effective, over the medium to long term? This, for example, could involve continuation of a project of activity after its initial funding is expected to expire. But it could also involve the creation of new attitudes, ways of working, mainstreaming of child labor considerations, creation of capacity, etc., that could represent legacies of a particular practice. This criterion may not apply to all types of practices.

  • Relevance

    How does the practice contribute, directly or indirectly, to action of some form against child labor?

  • Responsive and ethical

    Is the practice consistent with the needs, has it involved a consensus-building approach, is it respectful of the interests and desires of the participants and others, is it consistent with principles of social and professional conduct, and is it in accordance with ILO labor standards and conventions?

  • Efficiency and implementation

    Were resources (human, financial, material) used in a way to maximize impact?

SOURCE: IPEC, Good Practices: Identification, Review Structuring, Dissemination, and Application. Geneva: ILO, October 2001, pp. 2-3.



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