Community contracting initiatives in calamity-prone areas

Employment intensive investment programme community contracting initiatives in calamity-prone areas: Final project fact sheet

The International Labour Organizaton (ILO) has implemented the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) to create jobs at community level through local resource-based investments in infrastructure. In the Philippines, EIIP developed and applied Community Contracting and Cash-for-Work in calamity-prone areas to provide employment opportunities for the residents and victims.

The application of the modified EIIP employment creation tools right after a calamity, in collaboration with the local government units (LGUs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), provided immediate income to victims and residents. The local workforce got a chance to acquire practical skills and access other decent work opportunities. In addition, the direct involvement of the residents in all aspects of community infrastructure development gave them a sense of ownership that leads to the facility’s proper use and maintenance, thereby prolonging its useful life.