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Employment Matters Too Much To Society To Leave To Markets Alone The Role Of Public Employment Programmes As Part Of A Social Contract For The Future Of Work, presented by Kate Philip

Webinar - Public Works and Public Employment Programmes: What role in socioeconomic recovery?

Presentation | 22 October 2021
Session 5:
PEPs and the social contract of the future

Slides from Kate Philip's presentation: Employment Matters Too Much To Society To Leave To Markets Alone The Role Of Public Employment Programmes As Part Of A Social Contract For The Future Of Work.
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Dr. Kate Philip is a development strategist focused on employment creation. Currently, she is the Programme Lead on the Presidential Employment Stimulus, supporting the Project Management Office in the Presidency. The Employment Stimulus is a mass employment programme initiated as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and has created opportunities for over 500,000 people in its first five months of operation. Previously, Dr Philip initiated the design of the Community Work Programme in South Africa, that currently employs 240,000 people across all municipalities in the country. Through the ILO, she supported the government of Greece in the design of their public employment programme, Kinofelis. For the last ten years she has taught on an annual course on Innovation in Public Employment run by the ILO’s International Training Centre in Turin. For many years she headed the job creation unit of the National Union of Mineworkers, providing enterprise support to mining communities in marginalised local economies. Lessons from these experiences are captured in her book Markets on the Margins: Mineworkers, job creation and Enterprise Development.