Policy Brief 1 - Investments in infrastructure: an effective tool to create decent jobs

It is of crucial importance to assess the overall labour outcome of these investments in terms of direct, indirect and induced employment, not only to assess their short-term effects, but also to assess the longer-term impact on growth and its distributional effects. As many infrastructure projects in low and medium-income countries are co-financed by IFI, these institutions should make all efforts to allow for larger labour content in infrastructure development.