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close this bookJobs for Africa - Towards a Programme of Action - Report of the ILO/UNDP Programme on Employment Generation and Poverty Reduction (ILO - UNDP, 1997, 107 p.)
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View the documentProgramme justification
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close this folderChapter 1: Capacity building at the national level
View the document1.1 Poverty reducing employment strategies for sub-Saharan Africa7
close this folderChapter 2: Technical assistance for the generation of employment and reduction of poverty
View the document2.1 Technical Assistance at the Regional Level
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View the document2.2.1 Promoting social dialogue for training
close this folder2.2.2 Small and medium enterprise development
View the documenti. Local Economic Development and Employment creation through Micro and Small Enterprise Promotion
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View the documentiii. Support to the development of the Informal economy
View the document2.2.3 A poverty and employment monitoring action technical assistance programme
View the document2.2.4 Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIP)
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View the document2.2.7 Job creation through cooperatives in Africa
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View the documentPromoting poverty-reducing employment on the basis of investment-led growth
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View the document2.1 Problem to be addressed: the present situation
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View the documentNational Strategy and Implementation Arrangements
View the documentRegional Programme Strategy and Implementation Arrangements
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View the documentPart 6: Benchmarks for Success
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View the documentAnnex I: Typical sequences of Project activities at National level
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View the documentAnnex III: Job Descriptions Project Manager/CTA
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2.1 Technical Assistance at the Regional Level

Three activities at the Regional Level would provide technical assistance and support actions at the national level. They are:

1. The creation of a regional training fund to be financed by donors as well as the private sector in the different African countries. This fund should aim at improving the human resource level in the different countries in order to increase the productivity of African workers and enhance the competitiveness of African economies in the global economy. Section 2.2.1., explores some of the technical assistance services that could be carried provided under these fund both at the national and regional levels.

2. The development of a small and medium enterprise development centre. It is recognized that SMEs are the most suited types of organisations for the development of the modern sector in Africa. The centre, to operate at the regional and sub-regional levels, will act as a clearing house for exchange of experiences particularly from sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. It will also provide technical assistance to national initiatives aiming at the development of this sector. Section 2.2.2., on enterprise development, deals with some of the activities to be covered by this project at the national level. It comprises interventions on direct enterprise promotion, on access to credit, and on activities to support the enhancement of the productivity in the informal economy.

3. The implementation of a Labour market information system. This programme will aim at drawing on existing data which are not fully utilized in order to provide benchmark information on labour markets as well as some indicators for their evolution. It could give guidance to, and obtain information from national technical assistance activities such as those described in Section 2.2.3.