ILO, International Labour Organization,IPEC, International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour,SIMPOC, Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour,UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund
Since the early 1990s, the ILO and UNICEF have been developing the rapid assessment methodology with the aim of assisting countries in collecting the most complete bank of information possible regarding child labour. The methodology was revised in 1999, following pilot studies, and has provided an invaluable framework for the many rapid assessment studies undertaken since. These have aimed to fill gaps in our knowledge and at the same time, further test and refine the methodology.
This revised manual is intended to serve as an up-to-date practical guide for users ranging from researchers affiliated with workers’ and employers’ organizations to nongovernmental organizations, community-based organizations, ministries and other government agencies. The manual can also serve as a resource kit for experienced research institutions, international consultants and trade unions. It is hoped that the manual and rapid assessment research to follow will provide valuable input for national — and international — level policy-making.