DATA COLLECTION AND RESEARCH ON CHILD LABOUR AND FORCED LABOUR

E-LEARNING CURRICULUM ON DATA COLLECTION AND RESEARCH ON FORCED LABOUR AND CHILD LABOUR

DATA COLLECTION AND RESEARCH ON CHILD LABOUR AND FORCED LABOUR

E-LEARNING CURRICULUM

The course is available in English

Master the basics of research on child labour and forced labour. Build foundational knowledge and practice using operational definitions, measurement frameworks, case examples, and datasets. Learn from specialists at the International Labour Organization (ILO) and from outstanding experts worldwide. We offer two courses with thematic areas on child labour and forced labour. In each course, you can choose your learning path (i.e., a predetermined set of modules) or customise your course content depending on your interest. In addition, child labour and forced labour are closely related to human trafficking. In light of these linkages, in both courses you can access the complementary modules on human trafficking and migration, jointly developed with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to dive deeper into these issues.

Key features
Self-paced learning

Learn new skills with this flexible online course. Upskill with specialised modules.

Expert content

Hear from specialists at ILO, IOM, and outstanding experts worldwide. Learn how to conduct and communicate research on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking.

Certificate

Download your ITCILO Certificate of Participation upon completion.

What will I learn?

The course instructional materials will help you gain competencies in:

  • Assessing child labour and forced labour according to international and national standards
  • Identifying appropriate research methods in line with your research objectives
  • Sampling strategies suitable for different circumstances and characteristics of the population in child labour and forced labour
  • Designing and carrying out ethical research and data collection
  • Identifying the characteristics of child labour, worst forms of child labour, and forced labour, as well as factors and attitudes around these issues
  • Designing, implementing, and communicating policy-oriented research
How will I learn?

This course is designed to be highly flexible and adaptive to your needs. You can learn at your own pace and customise course content according to your needs.

You can choose your learning path (i.e., a predetermined set of modules) or select only the modules of your interest.

You will:

  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, detailed companion notes, short summaries, case examples, and quizzes
  • Practice with some example datasets and Stata code files
  • Explore the complementary modules on human trafficking and migration

You can stay motivated by using the progress tracker to record your step completion!

Who is this course designed for?
  • Researchers working at national statistical offices, research institutions, and universities
  • University students
  • Anyone with interest in conducting research on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking
What are the prerequisites?

While the course provides an overview of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, some basic knowledge of statistics and research methodologies is an asset. For those interested in the quantitative learning path, some basic knowledge of statistical software is required.

Certificate

A Certificate of Participation can be downloaded upon completion of each learning path. The complementary (optional) modules on human trafficking and migration do not count towards certificate requirements.

Who supports the development of this course?

The contents of this course have been developed within the framework of the ILO development cooperation projects MAP16 and RTA with support by the United States Department of Labor. These two projects are committed to achieving Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals – to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.

Learn more about ILO’s MAP16: Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour project.

Learn more about ILO’s RTA: From Research to Action: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour project. The RTA project collaborates with IOM’s Protection Division to ensure that issues related to trafficking for forced labour, child trafficking, child labour and forced labour in crisis-affected populations and among migrants are reflected across all project activities.

This training course is produced under the framework of the ILO’s projects under the cooperative agreement IL-30147 (Map 16 project) and IL-32462 (RTA project). One hundred percent of the total costs of both projects are financed with United States Government federal funds, for a total of USD 23,945,000 dollars (MAP 16 project) and USD 3,360,000 dollars (RTA project).

This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.

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These free courses are available on eCampus, the ITCILO’s online learning platform.

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