Publications on Employment intensive investment


  1. Publication

    Employment effects in impact investments

    26 October 2020

    As part of the Joint ILO-EU STRENGHTEN Project, the ILO conducted two studies on the employment effects of impact investments, with a focus on the cashew value chain in Tanzania and a financial institution supporting smallholder schemes in Zimbabwe. The across case analysis concludes that the investments triggered not only an increase in employment numbers, but also improved skills of the labour force, management systems of the investee companies, and labour practices. The findings are geared at informing the development of the EU’s External Investment Plan.

  2. Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) Technical Brief

    Public Employment Programmes (PEPs)

    20 October 2020

    Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) are publicly financed and government-implemented long-term investment programmes that directly create employment through productive activities with a high labour intensity, rather than through the expansion of civil services. These interventions share the primary objective of providing employment for workers who are unable to support themselves due to a shortage of market-based employment opportunities. These programmes may also be financed and implemented by donor agencies, in collaboration with a government. The ILO’s Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) provides technical guidance to governments in the design and implementation of PEPs, and this note explains how.

  3. Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) Technical Brief

    Local resource-based (LRB) approaches and community infrastructure

    20 October 2020

    In developing and maintaining community infrastructure, the EIIP promotes the use of LRB approaches. LRB approaches optimize the use of local resources, including local labour and technologies, as well as locally available materials, tools and equipment through local suppliers. This EIIP technical brief illustrates practical applications of LRB approaches.

  4. Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) Technical Brief

    Green works

    20 October 2020

    Green works refer to physical activities for the development and maintenance of infrastructure, ecosystems or community assets that have an overall positive environmental impact. This EIIP technical brief demonstrates how green works have a great potential to tackle environmental challenges at the same time as to create employment through their labour-intensive approach.

  5. Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) Technical Brief

    Small-scale contractor development in the construction sector

    20 October 2020

    The ILO has contributed to building and improving the capacity of both the public and private sectors involved in infrastructure development. Through its experience in over 70 countries, the ILO has identified a number of strategies and actions to better involve small-scale contractors in labour-based works to develop the construction industry. This technical brief will explain how the ILO has supported the capacity development of small-scale and emerging local contractors.

  6. Publication

    Employment Intensive Projects in Lebanon: Guidelines

    07 October 2020

    This document provides guidance on implementing sound EIPs, structured around key guiding principles, including the principles of decent work, and based on global experiences and on emerging good practices from programmes in Lebanon.

  7. Publication

    Assessment of employment- intensive investment strategies in refugee-hosting communities in Ethiopia

    06 October 2020

    The report identifies short- and medium-term interventions for the creation of jobs, infrastructure and other assets for host, IDP and refugee communities by means of interventions by the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

  8. Publication

    ILO Response to the Beirut Blast: A decent work approach for quick recovery and job creation (Update September 2020)

    29 September 2020

    The ILO promotes the principle that employment, livelihoods and decent work are key to the successful recovery and reintegration of crisis-affected people, and this guides the ILO’s response to the Beirut blast.

  9. Technical Brief

    Using digital technologies in employment-intensive works

    01 September 2020

    This technical brief presents examples of the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme’s (EIIP) use of digital technologies during the planning, implementation, monitoring and closure/evaluation phases of a project cycle.

  10. Publication

    ILO Response to the Beirut Blast: A decent work approach for quick recovery and job creation

    14 August 2020

    On August 4 2020, a massive explosion ripped through the Port of Beirut, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands more injured and homeless. The ILO response programme contributes to the UN Flash Appeal under the Emergency Response Framework to address the consequences of the explosion, from immediate needs to recovery and reconstruction.