ILO public-private partnerships and employment: Introduction
Creating employment – essential for achieving the goals of decent work – is one of the most formidable challenges that the ILO will have to ace in the near future. Indeed, there will be a need for some 470 million new jobs over the next 15 years. There has been a steady rise in the number of partnerships focusing on employment, covering an increasing number of LO activities, during the past 15 years. Since 2008, 85 public-private partnerships (35 per cent of total partnerships) have been signed, amounting to US$ 34,475,386 (48.2 per cent of total PPP funding).
Partnerships related to employment have mainly concentrated on employment promotion. They have included such areas as employment analysis and research, the promotion of employment-intensive investment, the elaboration of employment policy, skills development and the building of sustainable enterprises. The ILO seeks to promote employment by, inter alia, upgrading policy, promoting research, and ensuring financial incentives and rural development. The ILO seeks to promote employment through measures including upgrading policy, promoting research, financial incentives, and rural development.