Cross cutting areas

What’s new

  1. Video

    New water system promotes peace, decent work in Maguindanao

    17 May 2022

    Women and former combatants from Datu Piang, Maguindanao built a water system that will benefit 95 households. The ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project trained and engaged local communities as workers to build a water system, which contributed to providing jobs and promoting peace in the Bangsamoro region.

  2. Video

    Former combatants partner for safe water, peace in Mindanao

    17 May 2022

    Former combatants trained as construction workers built a level II water system with 22 tap stands under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro region. More than a thousand households and a nearby school with hundred of children gain access to safe and clean water.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

  4. Guidance

    Environmental and social safeguards guidelines

    02 April 2022

    The ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) links public investments with employment creation, poverty reduction and local economic and social development. The need to protect people and the environment, requires implementers to limit or minimize the potential negative social and environmental consequences of construction projects while maximizing positive impacts. The primary purpose of these Guidelines is to provide in one source an overview of the overarching principles and thematic areas that are relevant for EIIP projects and labour-based activities.

What are Crosscutting areas?

Crosscutting areas reflect the ILO’s core values that cut across all EIIP thematic areas, and are integrated into all EIIP projects. The strengthen the unique approach that the EIIP has developed over the past half century. Some of the key crosscutting areas include:

  • Gender equality
  • Social inclusion and reaching vulnerable groups
  • Skills development
  • Working conditions and Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environmental and social safeguards
  • Social dialogue

The resources listed provide practical guidance how these care ILO values can be integrated into projects and programmes.