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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 documentPreface
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View the documentProgramme justification
View the documentProgramme Objective
View the documentContents
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)
View the document2.2.5 Policies and programmes to enhance women's employment
View the document2.2.6 Policies and programmes for job creation through rural development
View the document2.2.7 Job creation through cooperatives in Africa
close this folderAnnex
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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
View the document2.2 Expected end of project situation
View the document2.3 Target beneficiaries
View the document2.4 Reasons for assistance from UNDP
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close this folderPart 3: Project Strategies and Implementation Arrangements
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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 document5.1 Immediate Objective 1
View the document5.2 Immediate Objective 2
View the document5.3 Immediate Objective 3
View the document5.4 Immediate Objective 4
View the documentPart 6: Benchmarks for Success
View the documentPart 7: Inputs
View the documentPart 8: Risks
View the documentPart 9: Prior Obligations and Prerequisites
View the documentPart 10: Project Reviews, Reporting and Evaluation
View the documentPart 11: Legal Context
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View the documentAnnex I: Typical sequences of Project activities at National level
View the documentAnnex II: Schedule of Project
View the documentAnnex III: Job Descriptions Project Manager/CTA
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Contents

The initial step in any employment generating strategy is to build up capacity in the relevant ministries as well as the representative institutions of the civil society to design and implement the of investment-led growth strategy. This is going to be achieved through the implementation of a regional programme to develop the national and regional capacity through the analysis and design alternative employment generating investment strategies. In so far as investment policies determine the volume and sectoral composition of direct interventions, the Poverty reducing employment strategies for sub-Saharan Africa is the key component of the programme. It will be summarised in Chapter I. Given its importance, the complete project document for this component is annexed to this Programme of Action.

The technical cooperation elements of a Programme of Action will abandon piece-meal interventions in favour of systematic programmes that can make a difference in creating jobs and reducing poverty. Mutually supportive technical assistance activities are proposed at both the regional and national levels, and will be described in Chapter II. It includes three regional level activities, and technical support at the national level in the following areas:

1. Promoting social dialogue for training Chapter II, section 2.2.1.

2. Small and medium enterprise development described in Chapter II, section 2.2.2.

3. Improving the data for employment and poverty reduction policy making, as detailed in Chapter II, section 2.2.3.

4. Employment-intensive programmes for the creation and rehabilitation of infrastructure, described in Chapter II, section 2.2.4.

5. Policies and programmes to enhance women's employment and their participation in decision making presented in Chapter II, section 2.2.5.

6. Policies and programmes for job creation through broad-based rural development (summarised in Chapter II, section 2.2.6.), including the promotion of developmental institutions (e.g. cooperatives described in section 2.2.7.).