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MDG Indicators

• ILO, as the lead UN agency promoting full, productive employment and decent work for all has central responsibility for ensuring that all MDG employment indicators are used in national and international labour market monitoring systems. Embedding these indicators in national development strategies is also a foundation stone for Decent Work Country Programmes.

• In order to facilitate calculations, and analysis of the MDG labour related indicators but also to highlight the definitions and the potential sources of data, ILO has organised a number of workshops that support country-level analysis of the indicators, and explain the linkages between the MDG employment indicators and the broader set of decent work indicators. The second edition of the Guide to the Millennium Development Goals Employment Indicators was completed in 2012.

• As in the previous year the ILO has prepared global, regional and country estimates, monitored the progress and analysed the trends of the following 5 MDG indicators:
- Growth rate of GDP per person employed;
- Employment-to-population ratio;
- Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day;
- Proportion of own-account and contributing family workers in total employment;
- Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector.