Employment-Intensive Investment in Sudan

Web page | 08 February 2017

Current EIIP Involvement 

A project was launched in Darfur in early 2016 to introduce labour-based maintenance schemes for employment creation. The project will establish maintenance groups, introduce labour-based methods for feeder road maintenance and develop a maintenance system.

Historical Information 

In 1997, the ILO provided technical assistance to the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) funded labour-based road project for the South Darfur State. The project, implemented over the course of three years and valued at US$5.5 million constructed 86 km of roads and developed a viable local labour-based road contracting capacity within the private sector, allied with a parallel development of the State Ministry of Engineering Affairs (SMEA) technical staff. Seven small sized contracting firms underwent a 20-week comprehensive training programme and were involved in the execution of trial contracts. The project was implemented by the SMEA whilst a local consulting company did the management and supervision.

Further reading

• Report on a joint ILO/UNICEF mission to evaluate progress and planning
Project SUD/97/C01 & 007 construction of the Nyala - Id El Fursan road South Darfur State, Sudan. Charles Williams, ILO/UNICEF, 1999.

• Labour-intensive special public works programmes El Obeid district - Kordofan region, El Fasher district - Darfur region
Consultancy for appropriate building technology, J. Eijgelaar, 1989.

• Interim report on water conservation, harvesting and flood control
Special public works programme El Fasher District, Darfur region. R.F. Camacho, International Labour Office (ILO), 1990.