Employment intensive investments
Employment-intensive investments, led by the ILO's Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP), 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.
Rehabilitation works and decent jobs for community resilience in earthquake-damaged Aleppo
02 June 2023
ILO promotes early recovery through community resilience in earthquake-damaged Aleppo
01 June 2023
Construction of school buildings following the labour-intensive approach, within the framework of the joint UNICEF/WFP/ILO program in Madagascar
30 May 2023
19th Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners
Participants Statement from the 19th Regional Labour-based Seminar
19 May 2023
Areas of work
Employment Impact Assessment (EmpIA)
Analysing the employment impact of public infrastructure investments
Public Employment Programmes (PEPs)
Creating decent jobs through national investments and employment guarantee schemes.
Public and Private Sector Development
Small-scale contractor development in the construction sector for employment-intensive infrastructure investments
Promoting forest restoration, irrigation, soil and water conservation, and flood protection as core elements of recovery and reconstruction
Community and LRB Approaches
Addressing local needs through local resource-based approaches
Providing immediate income, decent jobs and improved assets in fragile, conflict and disaster situations.
Cross cutting areas
Crosscutting areas are the ILO’s core values that cut across all EIIP thematic areas, and strengthen the unique approach that it has developed over the past half century.
Creating jobs through public investment
7 March 2018 (updated in March, 2021)