15 March 2013
This training, with the participation of international and national trainers and experts, builds on the Innovations in Public Employment Programmes course, offered annually by the Centre, focusing on current policy debates arising from innovations in public employment programmes and how these can contribute to other policy priorities. It includes case studies from India, Ethiopia and South Africa, and provides policy insights to inform strategic decision-making and programme design.
28 May - 1 June 2012
The ultimate aim of the course is to contribute towards the development and effective implementation of jobrich public investment policies and programmes for poverty reduction and sustainable development.
5 - 9 September 2011
This seminar is bringing together ministers, practitioners in labour-based works, policy makers, planners, researchers and academics from around the world to discuss employment-intensive policies and practices under the theme “Public Works for Decent Jobs and Poverty Reduction: Policies and Practices”.
1 - 3 December 2009
Since September 2008, the global economic and financial crisis has reverberated across all sectors and geographic regions, with much of the effect still emerging. While no country has been spared from the effects of the crisis, each country will be affected differently at the different stages. Some have described the crisis occurring in three stages in developing countries; first with the collapse of highly traded industries, then with the drying up of private capital flows and a decline in remittance transfers back to developing countries, and finally with a more general domestic economic slowdown due to reduced consumption. The diverse impact of the crisis has been quite evident in Asia. Countries whose economies have been heavily reliant on the export of basic commodities and manufactured goods have borne the brunt of the economic slowdown, to date. On the other hand, countries with robust domestic economies, sound fiscal positions, excess reserves and large domestic markets have been able to weather the shock better.
30 November - 4 December 2009
Theme of the seminar: 'Employment Intensive Approach in the Construction Sector - A Catalyst for Achieving Prosperity for All'
8 - 12 October 2007
This Seminar under the theme 'Prioritizing Employment in Government Policies and Investments in Infrastructure Programmes' focused on key development issues that increase the impact of investments and government programmes on employment creation.
2 - 7 October 2005
Seminar theme was 'Integrated labour-based approaches for socio-economic development'
13 - 17 October 2003
Seminar theme was 'Labour-based technology for poverty reduction'
20 - 24 May 2002
Seminar theme was 'Towards appropriate engineering practices and an enabling environment'
15 - 19 October 2000
Seminar theme was 'The New Millennium - Challenges for employment-intensive investments'