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Evaluation Unit (EVAL): Employment Creation and Peace Building based on Local Economic Development
Abstract:
The project Employment Creation and Peace Building through Local Economic Development (EmPLED) aims at contributing to employment intensive and inclusive economic growth in two poor districts in Nepal, Dhanusha (in the plains) and Ramechhap (in the hills). The ILO implements the project with the Ministry of Local Development and district level stakeholders. The budget is US$ 2,918,564, from the Netherlands’ Government, the duration 36 months (from 1 May 2007 to 30 April 2010). The project’s immediate objectives are that: 1) Local stakeholders implement Local Economic Development strategies aimed at job creation more effectively and contribute to LED policy making 2) District residents have better access to productive assets and (new) jobs 3) Private enterprises are more competitive, create more jobs and local income In accordance with the first objective, the project takes a Local Economic Development (LED) approach, which in the project document is defined as a strategically planned, locally driven partnership approach to the creation of decent work at the local level. Better coordination among stakeholders and mutually reinforcing interventions (integration) are key to this approach. The main entry point was the formation of LED Forums. These are inclusive social dialogue forums which design the LED strategy of their district and guide and facilitate its implementation. The project has funded activities that supported the strategies. In line with objectives 1 and 2, these included interventions in enterprise development and employment intensive investment projects (EIIP).
Publisher: ILO Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
EMPLOYMENT, PEACE, PEACEBUILDING, LOCAL DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, POVERTY, POVERTY MITIGATION, DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES, INCOME, CAPACITY BUILDING, STAKEHOLDERS
Thematic Group:
ILO, (2010)
Thesaurus:
02.04.00 - Development
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