Employment Policy Brief

Investment in infrastructure - Assessment of employment outcomes using macro-level analysis: Approach and indicators

This policy paper presents the findings of the macro-level analysis for 11 European Investment Bank (EIB)- financed investment projects that were assessed in 2013. It describes the approach that was used, and the indicators that could be extracted using this approach.

This policy paper presents an overview of the approach and indicators that were used to assess the impacts of investment in infrastructure using macro-level analysis. It is based on the analysis of 11 European Investment Bank (EIB)- financed investment projects in different infrastructure sectors in Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco. Macro-level analysis were utilized to assess direct, indirect and induced effects on production, income and employment. It is based on accounting frameworks such as the latest Input-Output tables and Social Accounting Matrices.

The macro-level analyses were supported by project-level analyses that assessed direct employment outcomes, considering quantity and quality, during construction and operation and maintenance. The project-level analysis used structured interviews, site visits and document reviews to assess direct employment outcomes. There is another policy paper that presents the approach and indicators of the project-level analysis.