Jobs and livelihoods for a peaceful and resilient Burundi

This think Piece is authored by Jürgen Schwettmann, ILO Consultant with guidance and commentary by Mary Kawar, ILO Director for Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. It provides a brief history of Burundi, the economy, the multidimensional fragility and employment and livelihoods.

It suggests three strategic tracks of intervention to guide priority setting and the formulation of programmes in post-conflict contexts as defined by the UN Policy for Post-Conflict Employment Creation, Income Generation and Reintegration, which establishes a common understanding and framework for all UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes to act in concert for these critical goals. They include:
• Stabilizing incomes and short-term employment creation
• Local economic recovery, employment opportunities and reintegration and
• Sustainable employment creation and decent work