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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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Programme Objective

Mutually reinforcing actions must be undertaken to combat poverty through employment creation both at the macro-economic and sectoral levels. The major objective of this Programme is thus to contribute to the capacity building at the national, regional and sub-regional levels in sub-Saharan Africa to be able to implement an employment led, poverty reducing, strategy.

A more coordinated approach to policy formulation and development planning should be pursued to ensure that possible employment implications of policy decisions and programmes are carefully analysed. This must be done both in terms of specific measures and their inter-relationship. Thus, particular attention should be given to the coherence between the planning and budgetary authorities. Effective expenditures within specific planning policies will result in quality employment, in the reduction of poverty and to the improvement standards of living. This calls for capacity building and the provision of technical assistance in well defined areas of work.