Employment intensive investment news

  1. Article

    Paving the road to financial inclusion for rural workers in Nepal

    10 March 2022

    In remote areas of Nepal, rural communities, and especially the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups, do not have access to formal financial services. However, the Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme took up the challenge of generating access to finance and improved livelihood opportunities for them, and succeeded in collaboration with MEGA Bank, one of Nepal’s largest commercial banks.

  2. © Lalima Production 2022

    Voices

    I want to be a leader for Gambian youth

    04 March 2022

    At the age of 22, Sainabou Jammeh is one of the first women in The Gambia to be managing Director of a construction company. She co-founded the company after participating in the ILO’s Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

  3. Press release

    ILO: 2.2 million workers affected by Typhoon Odette in the Philippines

    14 January 2022

    One month since Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) hit the Philippines, a new ILO assessment reveals nearly 2.2 million workers have been directly affected.

  4. Youth Engagement: EIIP and Green Works

    ILO and UNICEF joint initiative supports young engineers to play a key role in promoting Green Works in Iraq

    25 November 2021

    With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO and UNICEF are working together to build the capacities of selected youth to engage in Employment Intensive Investment Programme interventions aimed at improving the local environment and infrastructure. 

  5. Video

    ILO, Japan join hands with indigenous peoples for decent work and safe water

    19 October 2021

    Indigenous peoples consider the new water system as a blessing. Built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project, the water system provides access to safe and clean water, and promotes peace and decent work in Renti, Upi, Maguindanao.

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    Voices

    A small dam brings a village back to life

    15 October 2021

    Saida Zouaoui, who lives in Tunisia, has always wanted to carry on her father's legacy, building dams in the Berber tradition. With courage and determination, she convinced the local authorities to support her idea. Today, the municipality of Galâa-Maaden-Forgsan has a dam that benefits both farmers and the local community.

  7. Video

    Decent work, clean and safe water for indigenous peoples of Rifao, Upi, Maguindanao

    21 September 2021

    Through community contracting and employing local resource-based approaches (LRB), the project maximized the use of local resources while respecting traditions and considering the environment in all aspects of the implementation.

  8. World Water Week

    Leading the world: Indigenous-led partnerships and governance

    07 September 2021

    The purpose of this event is to illustrate the ways that indigenous values are being expressed and manifested globally, building lessons for wider water governance. Most indigenous groups have important relationships with their waterways and water bodies and continue to honor these relationships, including other partners in their process.

  9. Video

    Indigenous Peoples: Partners for safe water, decent work and peace

    27 August 2021

    At the World Water Week 2021 global event, the Philippines shared how indigenous peoples built a water system under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in the Bangsamoro region, which also respected indigenous rights, culture and traditions.

  10. ILO in action

    Decent jobs and safe water in the Philippines

    17 August 2021

    In the latest in the ILO in Action video story series, Jennylyn Aguinaldo, manager of the ILO-Japan Water Project in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, explains how the ILO is contributing to peace and development in one of the poorest parts of the Philippines, with water system construction projects that provide decent jobs, social protection and better access to safe water.