The Department of Labor Employment (DOLE), through its Inter-Agency Committee on Research Matters, will hold the 2nd Research Conference on Decent Work on 20 November 2013.

“The DOLE Inter-Agency Committee on Research Matters is dedicated to developing research that supports inclusive growth through decent and productive employment and responds to operations on the ground and the needs of Filipino workers,” said Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz as she commended the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), headed by Executive Director Cynthia Cruz, for holding the research conference.

The research conference provides a forum for DOLE’s attached agencies, bureaus, and services for the discussion and presentation of research outputs on key areas of the Labor and Employment Plan 2011-2016.

Cruz said the event is a one-day conference that provides labor and employment researchers within the Department, the opportunity to present initial findings of pioneer researchers on the four pillars of decent work, namely, employment, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue to policy makers and program managers.

Participants include research teams of DOLE’s attached agencies and bureaus. Set to present at the conference are researchers from the ILS.

“We hope this conference can provide a venue for the regular exchange of ideas on sound frameworks on, and solutions to, policy makers and program managers at the Department, on key labor and employment issues. Unlike academic research, our work as government researchers cater the specific clientele and for a definite purpose–-to guide informed decisions at the Department,” emphasized Cruz.

The ILS, the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment, heads the DOLE Inter-Agency Committee on Research Matters.

ILS was created in July 1987 by virtue of Executive Order No. 257. Since its creation, the Institute has always been at the forefront of labor and employment policy research and advocacy providing strategic policy research for the Department of Labor and Employment.

Any question on this release? Please contact Ms. Presentacion Torres, Labor and Employment Officer II, Advocacy & Publications Division, Institute for Labor Studies, at telephone nos., 527-3490 or 527-3447.

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