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A critical review of the social protection and poverty alleviation impact of job creation through infrastructure development, and exploration of the conditions under which we can expect them to offer an income guarantee for the poor.


Anna McCord | October 2007


This paper discusses the extent to which labour intensive infrastructure creation contributes to employment and poverty alleviation, as proposed at the African Heads of State and Government at the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union on Employment and Poverty Alleviation (September 2004), and how such interventions might offer some measure of social protection for the working age poor.

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