WageIndicator Projects

Project name Description Funder Period Region
Living and Working in Coronavirus Times


WageIndicator is interviewing people around the world to discover what makes the Coronavirus lockdown easier (or tougher), and what is the COVID-19 effect on our jobs, lives and mood. The results are shown in maps and graphs for 100 plus countries, updated on a daily basis. WageIndicator Foundation is responsible for the contents of the survey and the daily updated maps and graphs.

WageIndicator Foundation organizes this global research effort together associated researchers, web masters and translators through its network. All contributions to make this survey possible, to operate it and to disseminate results through its many websites are for free.

March 15, 2020 till …

Global - 134 countries, 38 languages

Pilot Mapping Collective Bargaining Agreements of Palm Oil Plantations

Improved labour rights in the palm oil value chain as a result of the existence of a CBA database providing valuable data for different parties to address and mitigate labour rights risks:
● for the financial sector
● for the palm oil traders
● for palm oil plantations 
● for strengthening trade unions positions and capacity to negotiate improved CBAs ensuring better working conditions and increased trade union rights.
Netherlands Enterprise Agency 2020 - 2021 West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Decent Wage Bangladesh, Phase 1

Insight in actual wages, Cost of Living and Collective Agreements, in order to strengthen say of trade unions through improved Collective Agreements Mondiaal FNV Q1 and Q2 2020 Bangladesh
ResPecTMe - Researching Precariousness across the Paid/Unpaid Work Continuum ResPecTMe will generate a new theoretical model of, and a measurement approach and monitoring tools for, precariousness at the paid and unpaid work continuum. By uncovering the unpaid activities that increasingly underlie paid employment as a source of ‘value’ creation in the labour market, ResPecTMe will generate a novel scientific perspective which breaks the paid/unpaid distinction, and rethinks precariousness on the paid/unpaid work continuum.  The project This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 833577). WageIndicator is a partner in this project. October 2019 - August 2024 Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom
How Decent is my  Factory? Phase 2


Workers’ driven academic data input on wages and working conditions, enabling stakeholders in the garment industry to check, debate and negotiate factory specific compliance with the labor law and to promote wide application of Collective Agreements. C&A Foundation October 2019 - October 2022 (follow up from Transparency through Mobile Internet ) Indonesia

Platform Workers: Decent Rights & Pay

Process and offer target group and action-oriented information in order to make up for knowledge arrears in the fields of rights and pay quickly and effectively, for the benefit of platform workers in the Netherlands, Argentina, India Spain, UK, South Africa. Instituut Gak October 2019 - April 2021 Netherlands, Argentina, India, Spain, South Africa, United Kingdom

How Decent is my Flower Farm?

Improve labour conditions through compliance checks in the flower sector in Ethiopia and Uganda. Mondiaal FNV July 2019 - January 2022 Ethiopia, Uganda

WageIndicator Research Lab at FLAME

Teach and share WageIndicator survey, data processing and dissemination know how with FLAME students and offering  internships to max 100 students per year. FLAME University, Pune, India July 2019 - July 2022 India

Decent Wage Myanmar, Phase 1

Contribute wage and cost of living data for the creation of a level playing field in tripartite negotiations and consultations, in preparation of establishing new minimum wage levels in the country Mondiaal FNV Second half 2019 Myanmar

Bruto Netto check met Werkgevers deel

Aims to provide insight into the taxes and social security contributions that Dutch employees and employers have to pay, through updating its Gross/Net Check and providing explanatory content Instituut Gak May 2019 - June 2020 The Netherlands


Changes in the financial Labour Market

Changes in the financial Labour Market: the impact of Directive 2014/65 (MiFID II) and Digitalization.  European Commission - Social Dialogue Program - VP/2018/004/0049 2019 - 2020 EU




The overall objective of COLBAR-EUROPE is to improve knowledge about industrial relations and social dialogue, specifically about the content of Collective Agreements in Europe.

European Commission - Social Dialogue Program - Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations - VP/2018/004/0008

April 1, 2019 - April 1, 2021 Europe 28 plus 5 associate countries



 The project aims to provide a full-fledged Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) where data, tools, and training are available and accessible for users of SSH data. 

European Commission - Horizon 2020 Framework Programme : H2020-INFRAEOSC-2018-2020, nr 823782: Implementing the European Open Science Cloud

January 1, 2019 - May 1 2022 Europe



REWIR (Negotiating Return to Work in the Age of Demographic Change through Industrial Relations)

European Commission – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

March 1, 2019 - April 1 2021 Europe - Case studies for Estonia Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia + benchmark studies for France, Germany and the UK
INGRID2 - Inclusive Growth Infrastructure Diffusion

InGRID2: Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion to fulfil its key role in the development of evidence-based European policies for Inclusive Growth, better measurement of related state policies.

European Union - Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (No. 730998)

May 2017 - May 2021 Europe
Mywage.org/Ethiopia for living wages in the garment sector

This project has a focus on the garment industry. Results will be good insight in living wages, in collective agreements and compliance with the law in garment factories. On the basis of living wages, analyses of the CBA's and performence of factories the trade unions will use intervention meetings with employers/employees in the factories to improve conditions.

FNV Mondiaal 

January 2018 - January 2021 Ethiopia
Transparency through Mobile Internet

Enabling apparel workers and employers to check, debate, negotiate and publish wages and working conditions online

C&A Foundation April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2019, bridge project til August 1, 2019. (Phase 2 - 2029-2022:  How Decent is my  Factory? ) Indonesia

Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) is a four-year project that aims to strengthen and harmonise social science research across Europe. - Publications

European Union - Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (No. 654221) 2015 - 2019 Europe

Improve expertise in industrial relations in the commerce sector by an innovative approach to analyse the content of collective agreements and relating this to the sectoral bargaining systems, resulting in 3 widely available publications.

European Union - Social Dialogue programme (No. VS/2016/0106)

April 2016 - April 2018 Europe
Decent Wage Central America

Focus Central America - 2016 - Smarter Collective Agreements.

Continue marketing Tusalario

CNV International - Netherlands 2014 - 2017 Central America
Living Wage

Focus in East Africa - 2016 - Wages in Context/ Collective Agreement Data base 

Continue marketing Mywage

Ministry Foreign Affairs - Netherlands 2012 - 2017 East Africa
Decent Wage Africa Focus in West Africa and Madagascar in 2016 - Good Company Certificates. Continue marketing Votresalaire.org CNV International - Netherlands 2012 - 2017 Francophone Africa
Decent Wage Asia Focus in 2016 on improvent information to avid violence at the workplace. Continue marketing Gajimu and Prake CNV International - Netherlands 2011 - 2017 Asia
Enabling Social Dialogue - East/West Africa Focus in 2016 in East and West Africa on debates as mini social dialogues.  Continue marketing Mywage and Africapay. FNV Mondiaal/ DECP - Netherlands 2011 - 2017 East Africa and Ghana
TheQuestionmark.org Wages in Context   2016 - > Global
Garment Industry in Asia Wages in Context in the Garment Industry in Asia Ministry Foreign Affairs - Netherlands 2015 - 2016 Asia
Sexual  Harassment in the Workplace Working to end sexual harassment in the workplace: South Africa and Indonesia collaborate. This project is a unique comparison which explores legislation and social action about sexual harassment in the workplace in South Africa and Indonesia. CNV International - Netherlands, (This activity is a part of project: Decent Work & Wages Africa and Asia, 2016) October 2016 South Africa and Indonesia
Monitoring the impact of the WageIndicator sites and activities Focus in 2016 impact of debates, websites, helpdesk FNV Mondiaal - Netherlands 2016 East Africa and Ghana

Industry-level bargaining structures in relation to employment and competi-tive structures in 23 European countries (under review) European Union - Social Dialogue programme (No. VS/2014/0533) December 2014 - December 2016 Europe

Labour market matching processes European Union - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (No. 608311) October 2013 - October 2017 Europe

Inclusive Growth Infrastructure Diffusion – working conditions European Union - FP7 research programme (No. 312691) February 2013 - February 2017 - InGRID 2 - prolongation Europe

Widely disseminate information about gender pay gap in European countries and support trade unions in Hungary, Spain and The Netherlands to reduce the gender pay gap. European Union - Progress Program (No. JUST/2013/PROG/AG/4929/GE) December 2014 - December 2016 Europe plus Turkey
Violence at the Workplace Violence against women at the workplace is a major problem, though the statistical evidence is not well developed for many countries. This report aims at gaining a better insight into the extent to which working women (15 - 65) are facing violence at work in four countries CNV International - ITUC June 2015 - November 2015 Honduras, Indonesia, Moldova, Benin

Wages and working conditions in social services in European countries European Union - Social Dialogue programme (No. VS/2013/0404) December 2013 - December 2014 Europe
WageIndicator Zanzibar Focus on face to face salary and working conditions data collection, and website Mywage.org/Zanziba Dutch Embassy - Tanzania 2013 Africa / Tanzania

Multidisciplinary European network bringing together leading web-based data collection experts European Union - COST Action (No. IS1004) May 2011 - May 2015 Europe

Wages and working conditions in utilities in 13 European countries European Union - Social Dialogue programme (No. VS/2010/0382) November - 2010 - November - 2011 Europe
WEB SURVEY Improving web survey methodology for social research Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands November 2008 - November 2011 The Netherlands
Everybody Wants to Earn a Bit More   Ministry Foreign Affairs - Netherlands 2010 - 2011 The Netherlands
Tariffs of the Self Employed Focus on data collection income of self employed in The Netherlands. Result - Income Check for self employed and in depth information about tariffs. Ministry Foreign Affairs - Netherlands 2009 - 2010 The Netherlands
Labour Rights for Women Focus on improvement Labour Law, Collective Agreements. Through Training and Debates. 
Partnership with ITUC Brussels and University of Amsterdam/AIAS
FLOW grant, Ministry Foreign Affairs - Netherlands
2012 - 2016 Global - 3 continents
Decisions for Life Focus on crucial decision in life for women (and men) below 35. Focus on education, carreer, partner, family and worklife balance. Strong WageIndicator websites. Trade union interaction. Partnership with ITUC Brussels and University of Amsterdam/AIAS MDG 3 grant, Ministry Foreign Affairs - Netherlands  2008 - 2012 Global - 4 continents

Developing occupations database European Union - FP6 research programme (No. 028987) April 2006 - March 2009 Europe
Decent Work in southern Africa Focus on developing DecentWorkCheck for use in rural areas, in debates. Ministry Foreign Affairs - Netherlands 2008 Southern Africa
DecentWorkCheck Focus on development of the DecentWorkCheck online Oxfam Novib - Netherlands 2008 Global

Wages and working conditions in multi- national enterprises versus domestic firms in 10 European countries European Union - Social Dialogue programme (No. VS/2007/0534) December 2007 - November - 2008 Europe
TUSALATIN Face to Face Interviews salary and working conditions data collection. Set up WageIndicator websites and share information with national centres, trade unions. CNV International - Netherlands 2008 - 2010 Latin America
Global – Towards a Global WageIndicator Focus on development WageIndicator websites outside Europe. Focus on multinational research. FNV Mondiaal - Netherlands 2008 - 2010 Global - 3 continents
CLOSE Gender pay gap in industries in the Netherlands Ministry of Social Affairs - Netherlands January 2007 - September 2007 The Netherlands
Flexible wages Focus on data collection in The Netherlands on bonusses, allowences FNV Bondgenoten - Netherlands 2007 - 2008 The Netherlands

Low pay and poor working conditions in 13 industries in 9 European countries European Union - Social Dialogue programme (No. VS/2006/0178) September 2006 - August - 2007 Europe

Expanding WageIndicator websites and surveys to 8 European countries European Union - FP6 research programme (No. 506590) April - 2004 Europe