This module examines link between decent work and poverty reduction and the role LED can play in creating decent employment opportunities. It will clarify the ILO’s Decent Work concept and framework. The main factors of this approach will be identified and illustrated using case studies from the Sub-Saharan African context. In general, the module will show that productive and gainful employment contributes to the objective of poverty reduction. Through encouraging pro-poor growth, the LED approach can help to achieve the interrelated goals of decent employment creation and poverty reduction.