Appropriate wage rate and related issues for employment intensive public works programmes in Timor Leste

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Abstract

Employment generating public works (EGPW) are an important part of GoTL’s strategy to reduce unemployment, underemployment and poverty and contribute to social stability. The term EGPW is used in this report as a generic term to encompass labour intensive (LI) and labourbased (LB) approaches. The distinction between these approaches is made below. SEFOPE is being supported by a number of international agencies to develop and implement employment generating public works programmes (EGPWPs). Other government ministries and agencies and NGOs offering different wage rates are also engaged in such programmes and projects. In setting wage rates for such programmes, it is necessary to take account of (a) the nature of benefits they offer (e.g. the balance between employment creation and effective use of labour); (b) the beneficiaries to be targeted, and (c) any adverse impacts on other economic activities.
The purposes of this assignment are: (a) to make recommendations on appropriate wage rates for unskilled casual employment on public works programmes, and (b) make a broad assessment of the labour supply response to the employment opportunities created by employment intensive programmes. The latter would help in gauging the scale of such activities required.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDili, Timor Leste
PublisherInternational Labour Organisation
Number of pages92
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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labor
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unemployment
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"Appropriate wage rate and related issues for employment intensive public works programmes in Timor Leste" Copyright © 2008 International Labour Organization

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Appropriate wage rate and related issues for employment intensive public works programmes in Timor Leste. / Vaidya, Kirit.

Dili, Timor Leste : International Labour Organisation, 2008. 92 p.

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