Publications on Employment intensive investment

  1. Policy Brief

    The role of public employment programmes and employment guarantee schemes in COVID-19 policy responses

    29 May 2020

    The devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have added urgency to putting in place the policy measures towards establishing an employment guarantee. Such a guarantee would aim to arrest further deterioration of labour markets. Large-scale public employment programmes (PEP) or employment guarantee schemes (EGS) would form a critical part of such a guarantee through acting as an employer of last resort and offering work at a minimum wage to those willing and able to work. However, these programmes need to be designed and implemented as part of a coherent set of economic, social protection and employment policies that collectively protect minimum conditions in the labour market and at the same time support economic recovery and transitions into formal employment.

  2. Guidance

    Technical note on water, sanitation and health (WASH) interventions in response to COVID-19

    14 May 2020

    The aim of this note is to identify EIIP initiatives in the WASH sector that also contribute to local job creation in response to COVID-19.

  3. EIIP Project Brief

    Papua New Guinea Project Brief

    05 May 2020

    This project brief describes the Employment-Intensive Recovery and Reconstruction Response (E3R) project to mitigate the impact of a series of 7.5 and a 6.7 magnitude that hit the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, between the 26 of February and 8 of March 2019. By using a local-resource based strategy, the ILO was able to assist successfully in the construction of gravity fed water supply systems and contribute to the transition towards livelihoods recovery.

  4. Guidance

    COVID-19 - Job creation through employment intensive public works programmes

    05 May 2020

    This note was developed by the ILO's Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) to promote the design and implementation of short-term emergency employment programmes and longer term employment-intensive public works schemes to create jobs and generate income for vulnerable people in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

  5. Policy Brief

    Coping with double casualties: How to support the working poor in low-income countries in response to COVID-19

    29 April 2020

    This Policy Brief looks into the possible impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have, especially on the working poor in LDCs (Least Developed Countries) and countries facing fragility, or the aftermath of a conflict or disaster. In particular, the brief reviews possible impacts and responses that can be undertaken as part of the ILO response through the Jobs for Peace & Resilience (JPR) Flagship Programme.

  6. Guidelines – Template ToRs

    How to mainstream conflict-sensitivity, social cohesion and peacebuilding in COVID-19 socio-economic/labour market assessments

    20 April 2020

  7. Guidance note

    Jobs for Peace and Resilience: A response to COVID-19 in fragile contexts

    20 April 2020

    The document compiles potential initiatives that could be implemented to address the consequences of COVID-19 in fragile contexts through the Jobs for Peace and Resilience (JPR) approach.

  8. Guidance

    Adjusting labour practices in employment-intensive works in response to COVID-19

    15 April 2020

    This Guidance offers recommendations on preventive and mitigation measures to be taken on employment-intensive works being implemented during the current COVID-19 crisis, as well as in the aftermath of the crisis when the virus remains a threat. It also supplements such measures already established at employment-intensive construction sites.

  9. Guide

    Guide for Monitoring Employment and Conducting Employment Impact Assessments (EmpIA) of Infrastructure Investments

    14 April 2020

    This Guide is one in a series of project publications that aim to capture the tools and methods developed and used under the STRENGTHEN project, as well as the main lessons from implementing these in the partner countries.

  10. Guide

    Community Infrastructure in Urban Areas: Creating jobs while improving low-income settlements

    31 March 2020

    This Guide describes the application of various tools in selected urban communities in the Philippines and Cambodia and describes the different components of an effective approach to improve community infrastructure in low-income settlements while creating employment in the process.