An appraisal of EIIP’s longer-term development impacts

The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of how the project implementation related activities of the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) generate long-term development impacts which arise out of: (a) the benefits for users and the wider society of the improved assets, and (b) the employment and increased incomes of those employed on projects.

The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of how the project implementation related activities of the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) generate long-term development impacts which arise out of: (a) the benefits for users and the wider society of the improved assets, and (b) the employment and increased incomes of those employed on projects.

EIIP projects typically aim to go beyond implementation and technical assistance towards sustainability of the pro-employment and employment generating effects. The sustainability aim is addressed by means of knowledge development, capacity building, policy influencing and technical advisory services at operational, institutional and policy levels built into the projects. The key cross-cutting aspects: (a) addressing inclusion of women, persons with disabilities (PwD) and other disadvantaged people, and (b) decent work conditions (fair income, equity in pay and conditions, occupational safety and health, social security, and occupational injuries insurance) are integral to EIIP projects.

A contribution of this document has been to identify areas in which there have been demonstrated development impacts and areas where there is potential of development impacts. The study proposes a number of recommendations offering a guide for direction for the EIIP programme going forward.