The role of expanded public works programmes in halving unemployment

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Altman, D.Hemson
KEYWORDS: GOVERNANCE, JOB CREATION, POVERTY ALLEVIATION, UNEMPLOYMENT
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 4852

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Abstract

This paper reviews the impact of EPWP on unemployment to date. The paper then looks to its contribution in future, particularly in the context of government's commitment to halving unemployment and poverty by 2014. Some of the challenges in scaling up to meet unemployment targets are outlined.