Employment-intensive infrastructure programmes : labour policies and practices

Based on studies and the experience of ILO technical cooperation projects. Includes recommendations for government ministries, and workers’ and employers’ organizations.

This guide discusses how employment intensive or labour-based approaches for infrastructure works have become an important way of creating productive income generating jobs in many developing countries. It presents the current experience on how labour issues are being dealt with in the context of employment intensive infrastructure programmes and gives guidance on how progress on standards and working conditions can be made with the involvement of the social partners. Separate sections contain advice for the government ministries responsible for civil works, labour and employment, workers' organisations and employers¿ organisations.