A Public Works Programme as part of the National Social Protection Strategy : A Background Note

The national forum on Social Safety Nets held in July of 2009 recognised the need for a public works component of the SSN. A working group on such a programme in the forum concluded that “the programme should be perceived not only as short-term rural infrastructure development but also as the contribution to the growth of other related sectors (e.g. agriculture, health, education)” This is important in the context of the experience with public works programmes elsewhere in the world.

Project document | 30 January 2002