Publications on Employment intensive investment


  1. Technical Brief

    Employment Intensive Investment Programme: Improving informal urban settlements through local infrastructure development

    23 January 2023

    This brief was developed by the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to provide an overview of EIIP activities in urban areas specifically to support the urban poor with the provision of local infrastructure whilst creating job opportunities and promoting productive decent work.

  2. Technical Brief

    Sudan Project Brief: Building community resilience with young people in Mayo Suburb of Khartoum through improved access to water

    18 January 2023


  1. Technical Brief

    Ethiopia Project Brief: Enhancing disaster resilience through employment-intensive waterworks in Kebribeyah and Jigjiga (April 2021-July 2022)

    13 December 2022

  2. ILO-UNEP-IUCN joint report

    Decent Work in Nature-based Solutions 2022

    08 December 2022

    The first report in a biennial global series on work and employment in the emerging nature conservation and restoration economy

  3. Publication

    Decent Work in Nature-based Solutions 2022-Appendices

    08 December 2022

  4. Guide

    Guide on gender-responsive procurement for Employment-Intensive Investment Programmes (EIIPs), Creating decent jobs and generating equal labour and business opportunities for women and men

    15 November 2022

    The Guide on gender-responsive procurement for EIIP, provides guidance along the procurement process cycle and illustrates each step with concrete country cases.

  5. Green Works

    Green works to support a just transition

    07 November 2022

    This policy brief is part of the ILO Just Transition Policy briefs series and is intended to present the linkages between just transition and green works, providing stakeholders with information and recommendations for implementation.

  6. Publication

    Disability Inclusion in EIIP Stocktaking and way forward

    20 October 2022

    This report assesses and provides recommendations on disability inclusion for the ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP). It examines important challenges and good practices along the project cycle, calling attention to intersectional challenges approaches that safeguard the inclusion of persons with disabilities as workers.

  7. EIIP Digital Collection

    The EIIP Digital collection now available publicly

    11 April 2022

    The EIIP has been working with the ILO Library to establish a separate EIIP collection within the overall ILO Digital Collection of publications. This collection is now publicly available and provides a permanent repository of EIIP publication and will be kept updated. It includes all EIIP related publications which have been published by the ILO or for which the copyright rests with the ILO.

  8. Guidance

    Environmental and social safeguards guidelines

    02 April 2022

    The ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) links public investments with employment creation, poverty reduction and local economic and social development. The need to protect people and the environment, requires implementers to limit or minimize the potential negative social and environmental consequences of construction projects while maximizing positive impacts. The primary purpose of these Guidelines is to provide in one source an overview of the overarching principles and thematic areas that are relevant for EIIP projects and labour-based activities.