From workfare to fair work : the contribution of public works and other labour-based infrastructure programmes to poverty alleviation

Issues in Employment and Poverty, Discussion Paper No.5

Examines the advantages and limitations of public works programmes aiming at poverty alleviation through welfare effects (Employment-based Safety Nets, EBSN) or poverty reduction through stimulated development (Labour-based Infrastructure Programmes, LBIP). Gives examples from selected African and South-Asian countries.