Employment-Intensive Investment in


Activities of the Employment Intensive Investment Programme in Burundi

Historical Information

Since 1980, the ILO has been assisting the Government in carrying out communal road construction and improvement using labour-based methods using a multisectorial programme. With UNDP funding and multi-bilateral funds (from Belgium and KfW - Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau Germany), the ILO has also helped the Government to organize a training programme for local contractors and to execute about 200 km of feeder road rehabilitation and maintenance. However, most project activities have come to a halt because of the political instability in the country.

A programme on economic and social integration of young people in Burundi which has a component on employment-intensive works was formulated and presented to donors in 1999.