Employment impact assessment of the Merille-Marsabit road, Isiolo-Moyale transport corridor in Kenya

The report highlights the applicability of using satellite data to measure the economic and employment impacts of infrastructure investments in sub-Saharan Africa.

For a summary of the report and its main findings, please see the Information Brief on the right side.

The ILO STRENGTHEN2 project is conducting employment impact assessments of EU-funded investments in sub-Saharan Africa, to promote the creation of more and better jobs. This report presents an employment impact assessment (EmpIA) of part of the Isiolo-Moyale transport corridor project in Kenya, which includes the EU-funded section of the Merille-Marsabit road. The project was completed at the end of 2016 and aimed to increase economic activity and employment opportunity for Kenyans, increase trade and reduce transport costs. GIS data and methods were applied to assess the long-term economic and employment impacts of the project. Night-time lights satellite imagery was the main dataset used, which was then translated into GDP and employment elasticities, to measure the changes that the improved road had over time.