Local Development Forum
Labor Sector Working Group (LSWG)

Labour Sector Working Group (LSWG)

The main purpose of the LSWG is to act as a forum for information-sharing and coordination between donors and the PA related to Labour issues as well as the priorities and strategies of relevant PA institutions in this sector. This group covers issues such as Employment, TVET, Inspection,

Safety and Health among other issues related to the Labour Sector.

The key functions of the WS SWG are as follows:

 

·         assist donors in aligning assistance in relation to national plans and strategies for the sector;

·         support the development and updating of sector strategies within the framework of national plans and budgets;

·         coordinate and harmonize donor assistance to prevent duplication;

·         carry out coordinated and strategic dialogue with the purpose of identifying PA priorities and the readiness/availability of the donor community to fund related programmes;

·         function as the main source of information for needs and achievements, donor funding and gaps in water and sanitation;

·         develop joint indicators and sector reviews for sector monitoring and programme-based approaches.


Membership in the group is limited to relevant donors and other institutions (e.g. relevant non-governmental organizations) who can add substantial financial or analytical value, as well as relevant PA institutions.


Composition

Chair:
Ministry of Labour (MoL)

Deputy: Germany
Technical Advisor: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Donors: Germany, Belgium, Canada, Italy
UN Agencies: ILO, UNESCO, UNWOMEN
Goverment institutions: MoEHE, MoFP, MoNE, MoSD

Private Sector: Palestinian Federation of the Chambers of Commerce

Civil Society Institutions: Welfare, TVET League
Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)