Employment intensive investment news
Declaration of Members from the 1st Workshop of All Africa Labour-Based Training Institutions
25 January 2016
Theme: "Knowledge Sharing of Labour-Based Trainings Institutions in Africa"
Ministerial Declaration from the 16th Regional Labour-based Seminar
29 October 2015
Theme: "Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Context of Decentralization with Employment Intensive Investment Approaches"
Release of Training Manuals for Barefoot Technicians (MGNREGA) and for Contractors & Field Engineers (PMGSY) and Impact Assessment Study of PMGSY Roads
27 October 2015
Training manuals for barefoot technicians (MGNREGA) and contractors & field engineers (PMGSY) as well as impact assessment study of PMGSY roads were launched at an event jointly organized by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, and the ILO at Vigyan Bhawan on 6 October 2015 during the visit of Ms. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO, Geneva.
The current reality and future of work, in India and beyond
07 October 2015
MOLE-IHD-ILO public lecture by Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO, Geneva
Remarks at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development
06 October 2015
By Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy) at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural DevelopmentNew Delhi, 6 October 2015
ERA Stories: Proving Women Can
22 August 2015
When Rosa Sarmento announced to her husband that she was would be a community overseer on a road building project for a difficult and mountainous road in her village of Metagou, she might have well announced that she was flying to the moon.
ERA Stories: Opening up remote communities in Timor-Leste
21 August 2015
Sitting on a brand new motorbike, in front of his newly constructed house, Gilberto Baptista, a busy motorcycle taxi driver, admits he owes all his recent good fortune to the newly rehabilitated Leohitu road, Timor-Leste.
Solomon Islands: Cash for work helps natural disaster recovery
22 July 2015
Climate change directly affects lives around the world, especially as extreme weather events become more common. In the Solomon Islands, villages were washed away when heavy torrential rains, caused two rivers to burst their banks. The ILO's Cash for Work program helps the government, and workers from those communities restore their villages and livelihoods.
Natural disaster recovery
Haiyan: Helping vulnerable communities in Coron with Decent Work
07 January 2015
Typhoon Haiyan killed 8,000 and affected nearly 16 million people across the Philippines. And while Tacloban City sustained the most destruction, other more remote places also suffered heavy damage. Lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and services were all lost on the vacation island of Coron. A year after Haiyan, the island's people are gradually restoring some of what was lost, and at the same time, learning new skills and ways to support their families.
ERA Labour-based rural roads works and contractor training in Timor-Leste - EU & ILO partnership
08 March 2014
The European Union (EU) is improving the lives of rural people in Timor-Leste through the ERA Project. This project is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Government of Timor-Leste with the objective of enhancing rural access by training and involving local entrepreneurs to rehabilitate and maintain rural roads using a labour-based approach.