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
01 July 2010
Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 6
05 November 2008 - Bangkok
Rural roads are the last link of the transport network, however, they often form the most important connection in terms of providing access for the rural population. The permanent or seasonal absence of road access is a constraining factor in terms of providing rural communities with essential services such as education, primary health care, water supply, local markets as well as economic opportunities. The availability of such services and opportunities are difficult to sustain without a good quality and well-maintained rural road network, which provides regular and efficient transport access throughout the year.
A global programme : investing in employment for poverty reduction and local economic growth 2003-2007
01 February 2003
A programme document of the Employment-Intensive Investment Branch
Employment-Intensive Infrastructure Programmes: Capacity building for contracting in the construction Sector
01 January 1999
Provides a set of guidelines for programmes which aim to integrate cost-effective employment-intensive approaches into infrastructure works while respecting basic labour standards and working conditions.
01 February 1998
Based on studies and the experience of ILO technical cooperation projects. Includes recommendations for government ministries, and workers’ and employers’ organizations.