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Innovations in Public Employment Programmes: A Policy Focus

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the ILO Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) and the Centre, will hold a new training course in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11 to 15 March.

Public employment programmes (PEPs) are currently a field of major innovation internationally.  In India, the world’s first statutory employment guarantee involves over 55 million people, and is creating a labour standards floor.  In Ethiopia, public employment has been combined with a cash transfer programme and, in South Africa, there are new forms of work in the social and environmental sectors, with new forms of community participation.

The global employment crisis has created new policy interest for PEPs. Governments around the world are grappling with how to stimulate employment in a context of wider market failure, with new debate over the role and scope of PEPs as a policy contributing to the environmental agenda, social development priorities, and building new forms of community participation.

This training, with the participation of international and national trainers and experts, builds on the Innovations in Public Employment Programmes course, offered annually by the Centre, focusing on current policy debates arising from innovations in public employment programmes and how these can contribute to other policy priorities. It includes case studies from India, Ethiopia and South Africa, and provides policy insights to inform strategic decision-making and programme design.

Deadline for applications:    11 February 2013.

To enrol, please fill in the enclosed registration form.

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