Employment Impact Assessment of Public Policies in Selected Sectors (EmpIA)

Component A of the joint EU-ILO project "Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies (STRENGTHEN)" focuses on supporting and building capacity among partner countries and development practitioners in analysing and designing policies and programmes which would enhance the positive impact and employment of sector policies and programmes.
The six partner countries for this component are Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras and Rwanda. Ghana and Guatemala are also partner countries for Component B of the overall project. The four sectoral areas on which the assessments will be done are Infrastructure, Agriculture, Rural Development and Energy, and there will be a strong focus on investments and investment-related policies. Read more...

Global studies

Various global studies form part of the project. Four studies will look at each of the sectors in more depth and will review policies and investments, and how and through which mechanisms these impact on employment. In each of the sectors, the studies will further focus on subsectors, which have been identified to align with investment priorities of the six partner countries and the areas in which the EU supports these countries. Read more...

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Agriculture
  3. Rural development
  4. Energy

Project countries

The country level work started in June 2015. The international project team will start visiting each of the partner countries to establish local partnerships, identify subsectors on which to focus, start identifying the members of the local project team and develop an approach to capacity building. Findings and publications linked to the six countries can be found below.

  1. Cote d’Ivoire
  2. Ethiopia
  3. Ghana
  4. Guatemala
  5. Honduras
  6. Rwanda
For more information about component A, please contact:

Mr. Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song
Employment Impacts of Sectoral Policies
Employment Intensive Investment Programme
International Labour Office, Geneva
E-mail: lieuw-kie-song@ilo.org