News in Brief May 2023

Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) in Afghanistan

The Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) Afghanistan News Brief is to share news and information on EIIP Afghanistan project's activities.

The Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan (STFA) is funding this project and ILO is implementing it as an intervention for Promoting Employment and Decent Work through the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus.

The project aims to provide decent jobs through the rehabilitation and maintenance of priority public infrastructure (mostly rural roads, flood protection works) while providing employment and income opportunities for both women and men, including persons with disabilities (PwD), host communities, IDPs etc. This will be through using labour-intensive work methods, while ensuring that decent work principles and social and environmental safeguards are adhered to. The infrastructure measures are complemented by training and awareness on employment intensive methods for contractors and partners, mainstreaming the EIIP as a viable approach for rehabilitation and maintenance of infrastructure.