Employment intensive investment news

  1. News

    Indian government and the ILO jointly-launch ‘Aarambh’ – a unique app to maintain rural roads

    31 July 2017

    The application’s usage aims at enhancing the service delivery of the state level institutions in planning and implementing performance based rural roads maintenance contracts.

  2. Article

    ILO Response to the Ecuador earthquake

    25 July 2017

    Following the earthquake of 7.8 magnitude that hit Ecuador in April 2016, causing significant damage and affecting several important sectors of the economy, the Government of Ecuador asked the ILO to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in coordination with the United Nations system.

  3. Our impact, their story

    Promoting women’s economic empowerment in rural Nepal: Mina’s story

    09 June 2017

    Breaking gender stereotypes and caste-barriers, Mina Bardewa not only started earning a means of livelihood, but also boosted her self-confidence after she got an opportunity to work as part of the Road Maintenance Group (RMG) in Nepal.

  4. Rural development

    The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development

    13 March 2017

    Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.

  5. Video

    A day in the life of Road Maintenance Workers

    06 February 2017

    Tulasi Pangini and Indra Bahadur Sunar, from Kaski, Pokhara are two beneficiaries of the World Bank/ILO road rehabilitation and maintenance project, which use labour-based approaches in the rural communities.

  6. Article

    ILO and PMGSY – Road to ending poverty and creating prosperity

    20 January 2017

    ILO is associated with the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) programme in India to enhance rural road connectivity and its maintenance.

  7. News

    Decent work and just transitions must be at the heart of climate action

    27 April 2016

    This was underlined by Geneva-based dialogue gathering government representatives, staff from international organizations and non-governmental organizations on the day of the Paris Agreement signing ceremony.

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    Our impact, their voice

    Irrigation projects aim to ease strain of Syria refugee crisis in Jordan

    25 March 2016

    A labour-intensive ILO initiative to develop water catchment and drip irrigation systems is playing a pivotal role in creating decent work opportunities in northern Jordan.

  9. Our impact, their voice

    Water and jobs for Tunisia

    23 March 2016

    In Kesra, Tunisia, an ILO programme to support the development of disadvantaged areas is stimulating local economic activity. Thanks to a new irrigation system built using a labour-intensive approach, water resources are better managed, the production of figs and other crops has increased, and new jobs have been created in the region. (Closed Captions available)

  10. World Water Day

    Monrovia post Ebola: The quest for clean water and youth employment

    23 March 2016

    In the lead up to World Water Day, a new programme to strengthen the capacity of local communities in Liberia to improve sanitation highlights the importance of access to clean water.