The use of GIS in employment impact assessments

The STRENGTHEN2 project is investigating the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for employment impact assessments (EmpIA) of infrastructure investments in sub-Saharan Africa. GIS can provide an opportunity to understand the secondary or long-term employment impacts of infrastructure projects. This methodological note explores the applicability of GIS and remote sensing data and methods in the assessments of transport, energy and environment projects to understand the employment outcomes of such investments over time. The note discusses previous research in the area, the data and methodologies that will be explored throughout the project and the potential for operationalising GIS in EmpIA going forward.