Regulatory Impact Assessment of ILO C183 - Maternity Protection Convention
The ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) - in collaboration with UN Women has implemented a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) to study the prospects and organize a policy dialogue towards the possible ratification of the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183).
During the consultation process, two main problems were identified and then analysed in depth during the RIA process. First, the Georgian labour legislation, including the most current version of the Labour Code of Georgia, does not guarantee and does not provide sufficient compensation to support the mother and her child for the duration of the paid maternity leave period. The maternity leave compensation under the LLCG covers only 65 per cent of the subsistence minimum for the equivalent of 1.5 adults for six months. The second problem is the unequal take-up of maternity leave among different groups of workers, particularly the difference between women who are civil servants versus workers in other sectors. An extension of this is the unequal take-up of leave among women versus men.
The publication was prepared in the framework of the project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).