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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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The implementation of the policy framework in support of an investment-led growth strategy for employment creation and poverty reduction requires a concerted and coordinated programme of action on the part of the UN system, governments at the national, regional and local, and civil society. This document describes interventions that would need to be carried out in order to fully implement the policies set out in the UNDP/ILO Policy Framework for an Employment-Intensive Growth Strategy.1 It is argued there that, to reduce poverty through employment, investment led, growth oriented macro-economic policies must be accompanied by, and be coherent with, sectoral and direct interventions that target specific population groups. This document describes some of the components of a coherent employment generating policy and programme that would lead to sustainable poverty reductions in sub-Saharan Africa.

1 UNDP/ILO: Policy Framework for an Employment-Intensive Growth Strategy, Geneva, 1997.