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 supports employment-centred policies in countries affected by fragility, conflict and disaster to enable recovery and build resilience.

Key resources

  1. Report

    Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture. Third edition

    30 April 2018

    This publication provides for the first time comparable estimates on the size of the informal economy and a statistical profile of informality in all its diversity at the global and regional levels.

  2. Creating jobs through public investment

    This document provides information about the main components of the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) of the ILO.

  3. Employment and decent work in situations of fragility, conflict and disaster

    The Guide introduces key concepts characterizing situations of fragility, conflict and disaster. It provides practical instructions and ILO multidisciplinary approaches to recover, create and protect Decent Work opportunities in situations of fragility, conflict and disaster.