Highlights of Time Bound Programme (TBP)
Launched in March 2004, with the long term objective of developing national framework for elimination of WFCL, the major activities performed during 2005-06. TBP is a joint TA project under Ministry of Labour and Employment involving 18 Ministries (each having a Focal Point), supported jointly by UNICEF, ADB and ILO (lead agency).
Immediate objectives included:
Knowledge Base Development
Alliance Building among the Stakeholders
Activities performed under Knowledge Base Development
Review of Documents/literature and identification of knowledge gaps/shortfalls
Conducting 13 research studies in the Thematic Areas Education, Poverty Reduction, Labour Protection etc.
Conducting 2 Nationwide baseline surveys to determine (1) Hazardous Child Labour (with BBS) and (2) Child Domestic Labour (with a consulting firm)
Activities performed under Alliance Building
Organizing several consultation meetings, seminars, orientation, workshops with stakeholders
3 Strategic planning workshops with the national stakeholders to develop National TBP Framework
4 Component Prodocs drafted out of 9 planned
1 Component Programme, funded by Royal Netherlands Government, is approved by GoB, and started implementation
LO is in the process of mobilizing resources for other component programmes.