Oversight of Public and Private Initiatives to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour in the Cocoa Sector in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana (Third Report)
In September 2006, Tulane University initiated work on a U.S. Department of Labor (USDoL) contract to provide oversight of public and private initiatives to eliminate the WFCL and to assess progress made toward the implementation of the Harkin-Engel Protocol. In the following three years, Tulane University has carried out a pilot study and two nationally representative surveys of child labour in the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and has implemented a range of smaller studies. These included a pilot study on child trafficking from Burkina Faso and Mali for labour on cocoa farms and an assessment of intervention activities in support of children in the cocoa-growing areas. In addition, Tulane staff has gathered information through discussions and information exchanges with key stakeholders involved in implementing the Harkin-Engel Protocol.