Employment Policy Brief

Investment in infrastructure - Assessment of employment outcomes using project-level analysis: Approach and indicators

This policy paper presents the findings of the project-level analysis for 11 European Investment Bank (EIB)- financed investment projects that were assessed in 2013. It describes the approach that was used, and the indicators that could be extracted using this approach.

This policy paper presents an overview of the approach and indicators that were used to assess employment impact of investment in infrastructure using project-level analysis. It is based on 11 case study analyses that took place in 2013 for European Investment Bank (EIB)- financed investment projects in different infrastructure sectors in Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco. Project-level analysis was utilized to assess direct employment outcomes, considering quantity and quality, both during the construction, and the operation and maintenance phases.

The project-level analyses were supported by macroeconomic studies that assessed macro-level outcomes of the same projects including direct, indirect and induced effects on production, income and employment. The macroeconomic studies used multiplier analysis based on accounting frameworks such as Input-Output tables, and Social Accounting Matrices. Another policy paper presents the approach and indicators of the macro-level analysis.