Guidance note 7-2

PEPs and the Social sector: Tackling social Challenges

The objective of this module is to expose policy-makers and practitioners to the opportunities to include work in the social sector within the spectrum of work undertaken in public employment programmes (PEP), to examine the kinds of work being undertaken in the social sector, and the particular policy and practical issues these raise. It will also explore the ways in which PEPs are being used to tackle a range of social challenges as part of wider strategies of social development, and some of the innovations in work undertaken that has arisen from using participatory community involvement in the identification and prioritization of work.