Public Works and Public Employment Programmes: What role in socioeconomic recovery?

The role of public works and public employment programmes to contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, as well as transformational changes impacting the world continue to evolve and be debated. This webinar aimed to contribute to this discussion by presenting relevant and current research, and case studies of such programmes from around the globe. The webinar was an opportunity to learn about and discuss five key themes related to these programmes and how they can contribute to the ILO's goal of Decent Work for all. The event will be relevant to all working on these types of programmes, including their design, implementation, evaluation or research.

DAY 1: Thursday 21 October, 10h30 to 13h00 CET

Agenda of Day 1

Opening: Sangheon Lee, Director Employment Policy Department

Background to Webinar: Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song, Specialist, Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP), ILO

Session 1: Lessons from the past to inform the future

Moderator: Kirit Vaidya, Aston University

Session 2: There is work to do! Public investment to create jobs in green and care sectors

Moderator: Jean-François Klein, Employment Policy Department, ILO

DAY 2: Friday 22 October, 14h00 to 16h30 CET


Agenda of Day 2

Session 3: Work matters to people. And it’s about more than just the income

Moderator: Kate Philip, Presidential Employment Stimulus, South Africa

Session 4: PEPs and their multipliers and spillovers

Moderator: Samuel Asfaha, Bureau for Employers‘ Activities, ILO

Session 5: PEPs and the social contract of the future

Moderator: Christina Behrendt Head, Social Policy Unit, Social Protection Department, ILO

Closing: Mito Tsukamoto, Chief Development and Investment Branch ILO (closing statement)

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Antonio Guterres quote we need to develop integrated national and inclusive recovery strategies for decent job creation, especially in the care and green sectors. End quote