4.12 Guidelines for labour-intensive infrastructure programmes

Private sector involvement in public works projects is rapidly increasing, leading to opportunities for job creation, involvement of the domestic construction industry and waste reduction.

These guidelines describe how large-scale, labour-based infrastructure programmes carried out by contract should be developed. They show in practical terms how socioeconomic objectives (employment, working conditions and labour standards) can be promoted and integrated – an approach that can contribute significantly to employment intensive growth.

The guidelines cover aspects fundamental to the lasting success of such programmes:

Each section is structured so that the lefthand pages present the key issues, information required by the different parties involved and a summary of relevant project experience, and the right-hand pages give practical examples and illustrate related project experience.

Issuing body: International Labour Organization
Type: Guidelines
Status: Final
Employment-intensive infrastructure programmes: capacity building for contracting in the construction sector guidelines
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File size: 2.86 MB
Year of publication: 1999
Number of pages: 244