Innovations in Public Employment Programmes International Course

Organized by ILO-ITC, in collaboration with the Employment- Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP)

Faced with responding to national needs, recovery plans in different countries are foreseeing job-centered measures. There is a wider case for public employment programmes as part of long-term employment policies. This is an area of policy debate with significant innovation at present in relation to the type and quality of work, working conditions and the right to work, interesting examples come from the National rural employment guarantee programme (NREGP) in India; the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in South Africa; and the Productive safety net programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia.
The international course described here, will straddle and will provide policy insights and practical design tolls to inform decision making at policy and programme level.

Faced with responding to national needs, recovery plans in different countries are foreseeing job-centered measures. There is a wider case for public employment programmes as part of long-term employment policies. This is an area of policy debate with significant innovation at present in relation to the type and quality of work, working conditions and the right to work, interesting examples come from the National rural employment guarantee programme (NREGP) in India; the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in South Africa; and the Productive safety net programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia.

The international course described here, will straddle and will provide policy insights and practical design tolls to inform decision making at policy and programme level.

The international course described here, will straddle and will provide policy insights and practical design tolls to inform decision making at policy and programme level.

Further information: Modules

1. Mitigation a Jobs crisis -decent work and social protection

2. PEP-Case studies; NREGP in India; EPWP in South Africa and PSNP in Ethiopia

3. Labour market impacts across the spectrum

4. Fiscal space, affordability and funding

5. Policy choices: trade-offs and complementary in the design process

6. Different forms of “work” as part of PWP/EGS

7. Social mobilization and engagement in PWP/EGS

8. Review of innovation in PWP/EGS

9. The diagnostic tools to design PWP/EGS to respond to country context

Target group

This course is addressed to a mixed audience of policy makers and social actors, planners and senior/middle-level officials from different national ministries and development agencies and programmes concerned