Development and Investment (DEVINVEST)

The Development and Investment Branch is promoting employment-intensive investment strategies, economic diversification and structural change for enhancing employment and productivity growth. It develops programmes to maximize the employment impact of trade and sectoral policies including in infrastructure.

The work includes the development of approaches for employment and productivity enhancements in the rural economy and the development of integrated policies and guidelines to facilitate transitions to formality.

Public Employment Programmes which are part and parcel of Social Protection Floors, offer employment and income security to un- and under-employed people and in particular disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

DEVINVEST support employment-centred policies in Fragile States countries recovering from conflicts and building resilience.


  1. Work, peace and resilience

    08 July 2016

    The Programme on Jobs for Peace and Resilience focuses on employment generation, especially for young people, in conflict affected and disaster prone countries.

  2. Seminar

    16th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    26-30 October 2015

    Labor based approaches as solutions for sustainable development challenges in the context of decentralization.

  3. Event

    Learning Forum on Innovations in Public Investment and Employment Programmes

    28 September - 9 October 2015

    Organised by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) in collaboration with the ILO's Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

  4. Workshop

    Academy on informal economy: drivers for formalization

    10-21 November 2014

    Organised by ITCILO with the technical support of the Employment Policy Department.

  5. Event

    High-Level Panel on Decent Work in Fragile States

    20 March 2014