Employment intensive investments
Employment-intensive investments, led by the ILO's Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP), link infrastructure development with employment creation, poverty reduction and local economic and social development. In using local labour and resources they create much needed employment and income, reduce costs, save foreign currency, and support local industry while increasing the capacity of local institutions.
The combination of local participation in planning with the utilization of locally available skills, appropriate technology, materials and work methods has proven to be an effective and economically viable approach to infrastructure works and jobs creation in many countries.
Workshop aims to increase women’s participation in employment intensive works in Jordan
Gender Awareness Workshop for Ministry of Agriculture and the directorates under EIIP Project Phase VI
23 March 2023
Employment Intensive Investment Infrastructure Programme in Jordan
BMZ supports Green Jobs and Women's Participation in Jordan
23 March 2023
ILO trains engineers on its employment-intensive infrastructure recovery approach in Syria
21 March 2023
Response to Turkiye and Syria earthquakes
ILO assigns $3.6 million of direct support to workers affected by the Türkiye and Syria earthquakes
20 March 2023
Areas of work
Employment Impact Assessment (EmpIA)
Analysing the employment impact of public infrastructure investments
Public Employment Programmes (PEPs)
Creating decent jobs through national investments and employment guarantee schemes.
Public and Private Sector Development
Small-scale contractor development in the construction sector for employment-intensive infrastructure investments
Promoting forest restoration, irrigation, soil and water conservation, and flood protection as core elements of recovery and reconstruction
Community and LRB Approaches
Addressing local needs through local resource-based approaches
Providing immediate income, decent jobs and improved assets in fragile, conflict and disaster situations.
Cross cutting areas
Crosscutting areas are the ILO’s core values that cut across all EIIP thematic areas, and strengthen the unique approach that it has developed over the past half century.
Creating jobs through public investment
7 March 2018 (updated in March, 2021)