Effectiveness of supply chain approaches on decent work outcomes

Briefing or opinion

Published May 2024.


This learning event showcased a new Evidensia report: ‘Effectiveness of supply chain sustainability approaches on decent work outcomes. A systematic review of evidence in agriculture and apparel sectors’.

Decent work is one of the most challenging areas to advance on in the sustainability landscape. Whilst the global dynamics of trade, business, growth and transnational supply chains have generated employment, “decent work” eludes a large majority of workers worldwide. The aim of the research was to study the effectiveness of such interventions in the agriculture and apparel sectors for workers in low- and middle-income countries.

Lead researchers Dafni Skalidou and Carlos Oya shared findings from this systematic review and Evidensia hosted a panel discussion to bring in a range of perspectives to discuss the findings.

Dafni Skalidou | Independent research consultant
Carlos Oya | Professor of Political Economy of Development | SOAS University of London
Elva López Mourelo | Project Manager | International Labour Organization (ILO)
Rachel Cowburn-Walden | Global Head of Human Rights | Unilever
Andreas Kratz | Director Products, Programs & Policy | Fairtrade International
Joris Oldenziel | Executive Director | International Accord

Research detail

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Driving decent work: How effective are supply chain approaches in the apparel sector?

Synthesis paper
Research report

Published May 2024.

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