Final Report

Assessment of Infrastructure Investments in Transport and Job Creation : Examples from Road Sector Investments in Lebanon and Jordan

The World Bank and the International Labour Organization (ILO) funded a study to assess the employment impact of road investment programs in Lebanon and Jordan. The objective was to assess the direct and indirect job creation effects of road projects (construction, rehabilitation, or maintenance) and make recommendations for increasing the employment impact in such projects. However, given data unavailability, the indirect part was later dropped. It is important to highlight that the study is not aiming to recommend road works as a mean to create jobs in comparison to other public investments; rather the study is aimed at analysis and recommendations for increasing the labor content of road works once such investments have been decided based on broader socioeconomic considerations.