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$3M to measure progress in reducing child labor
in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Funding Recipient: National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago

Total Funding: $3 million

Purpose: Implement a project to assess and measure progress in reducing child labor in cocoa-growing communities of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

Location: Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

Scope: The four-year project will undertake activities to evaluate and measure progress to reduce child labor in the cocoa sectors of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. The activities include a mapping of stakeholder interventions to reduce child labor in the cocoa sector, an assessment of the effectiveness of funded efforts to reduce child labor, and a survey of incidence of child labor in cocoa-producing areas of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana in the 2018-2019 growing season.

ILAB leads the U.S. government's efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy. To these ends, ILAB has provided funding for more than 290 projects in more than 90 countries to combat the worst forms of child labor by assisting vulnerable children and their families. More information is available at http://www.dol.gov/ilab/.

ILAB News Brief: [12/08/2015]
Contact Name: Egan Reich
Phone Number: (202) 693-4960
Email:
Reich.Egan@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-2364-NAT