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Governments and National institutions
7.1 During the first two years of the national implementation of the project the Government and/or other National Institutions will house and provide administrative support to the network secretariat. The national coordinator directing the secretariat will be funded the first two years by the regional project. The upkeep of the network might require further support by semi-independent institutions, once the aforementioned support is brought to an end. Assistance in the preparation of workshops and dissemination of results will also be required on an ad-hoc basis.
7.2 The project will be housed in ILOs Addis Ababa premises, so no resources have been included in the request for UNDP financing for this expenditure estimated to add up to $25,000 US dollars per year. A total of $200,000 US dollars will be appropriated by the ILOs Africa Regional Department towards the compilation of data, and towards the project's support in this domain.
7.3 Funds under RAF/97/038 will be used to provide the following:
7.3.1 · Personnel:
22.214.171.124 · Resources are requested for a team of three international experts comprising a Programme Manager, who will also be a senior expert in public investment and labour market analysis, a senior expert in employment and poverty analysis, and an expert on agriculture and rural development and employment issues. The international team will be assisted by two general service staff members who will supply administrative support and documentation services.
126.96.36.199 · Provisions are made for one international consultancy in each of the ten countries to be covered by the regional project. These consultancies will be used in very specific conditions where local or regional experts are not available to deal with specific problems. Most of the funds requested have been concentrated on local subcontracting both to expand the pool of national expertise and to reduce the costs of consultancies.
188.8.131.52 · Resources have also been included to engage one local professional to manage the national network secretariat for the first two years of the implementation of the project in each of the countries covered by the regional project.
184.108.40.206 · In average, 9 local subcontracts are expected to be drawn during the execution of the project at the national level. These contracts cover the preparation of the employment effects of investment assessment; to recommend directions for reform of public investment programmes so as to improve their effectiveness in directly increasing employment and stimulating employment generating private investment; to provide assistance to national authorities in revision of poverty reducing employment investment strategies, in particular as regard their sectoral composition, their labour content and their targeting; to examine alternative investment policies, their impact on employment and how the latter can reduce poverty; to assist national authorities in setting up institutions required to implement local investment schemes in labour intensive infrastructure, in enterprise creation, and in favour of specific population groups; to provide assistance to national authorities in use of existing data and to promote regular collection of employment and poverty information; to assist in the creation of formal or informal fora to discuss the relevance and impact of poverty reducing investment policies at the national, regional and national levels; and to assist in the preparation of national or local workshops to assess the impact of investment policies on employment and poverty.
7.3.2 · In keeping with its training and advocacy focus, the project proposes the preparation of seven national workshops or seminars in each country covered. Five technical workshops or seminars will be held at the regional level to explore, and train in, possible ways of implementing investment led employment strategies, to identify sectoral composition of investment and to assess the functioning of the networks and the impact of the regional project.
7.3.3 · Data processing equipment is to be provided to the network secretariat in the ten countries covered by the project. Provisions are also made for equipment of the project staff.
7.3.4 · Expenditures on reporting and miscellaneous items have been provided to ensure the dissemination of assessments and the adequate functioning of seminars and workshops at the national level.