Poverty reduction

Promoting Pro-Poor Growth: Employment



Employment is the main route out of poverty for poor people in developing countries. Increasing the employability of poor people, particularly women and youth, allows them to contribute to and benefit from economic growth.
Promoting Pro-Poor Growth – Employment , prepared by the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET), invites donors to support more fully developing countries' employment objectives and to pay more attention to the employment consequences of their aid expenditures. Based on evidence from developing countries and good practices in donor-partner country co-operation, the report identifies a number of key areas for action to improve the impact of their aid programmes on employment. 

Policy Guidance Note: Employment 

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Policy Statement  (pdf, 987 kB)

Policy Guidance Note: Employment (pdf, 216 kB)


Policy Statement and Policy Guidance Note on Employment and Policy Guidance Note on Social Protection (pdf, 1.24 MB)