The enhancement of input-output based employment assessment tools for EU operations in sub-Saharan Africa

The STRENGTHEN2 project is developing an employment impact assessment (EIA) tool that is based on a full-fledged macroeconomic model. This tool allows the assessment of employment impact of various investment projects for a wide ranged countries over the medium to long run, and it reflects the economic structure and market mechanisms of middle- and low-income developing countries. This note provides a review of basic multiplier methodology, enhancement of data and proposes an enhanced framework for employment impact assessments, with a focus on EU operations in sub-Saharan Africa.