Employment intensive investment news

  1. 17th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Ministerial Declaration from the 17th Regional Labour-based Seminar

    15 November 2017

    Theme: "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach"

  2. Our impact, Their voices

    ‘Barefoot engineering’: How to boost rural development and local youth employment

    20 September 2017

    Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

  3. Video

    Training young people to fulfil real needs in the rural economy

    04 September 2017

    Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General, speaks about how training rural youth to become barefoot technicians has helped provide solutions to local challenges in maintaining rural works and in employment generation.

  4. News

    R4D-SP Capacity Development Workshop: Building the capacity of rural roads sector of Timor-Leste

    25 August 2017

    The Roads for Development (R4D) Program of Timor-Leste conducted a one-day workshop on 24 August in Dili to discuss the Capacity Development Framework for Phase 2 of the R4D program. More than 100 stakeholders involved in Timor-Leste’s rural roads sector attended to discuss the capacity development needs in the sector.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.