Employment-intensive investments link infrastructure development with employment creation, poverty reduction and local economic and social development. In using local labour and resources they create much needed employment and income, reduce costs, save foreign currency, and support local industry while increasing the capacity of local institutions.
The combination of local participation in planning with the utilization of locally available skills, appropriate technology, materials and work methods has proven to be an effective and economically viable approach to infrastructure works and jobs creation in many countries.
Release of Training Manuals for Barefoot Technicians (MGNREGA) and for Contractors & Field Engineers (PMGSY) and Impact Assessment Study of PMGSY Roads
6 October 2015, New Delhi, India
Training manuals for barefoot technicians (MGNREGA) and contractors & field engineers (PMGSY) as well as impact assessment study of PMGSY roads were launched at an event jointly organized by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, and the ILO at Vigyan Bhawan on 6 October 2015 during the visit of Ms. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO.
Remarks at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules
New Delhi, 6 October 2015
By Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy) at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development
New Delhi, India | 07 October 2015
MOLE-IHD-ILO public lecture by Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO, Geneva