Webinar Presentation - Do Public Works Programmes Work? Design and implementation features for programme success
Slide presentation of the webinar held on 17 January 2019. Nearly two-thirds of low and middle-income countries have public works programmes (PWPs), providing income support in exchange for work. PWPs combine the objectives of providing temporary paid employment, creating public infrastructure assets, and upgrading the skills of workers. But are public works programmes more effective than simple cash transfers? Are PWPs able to create assets and skills that deliver additional benefits on incomes, food security, employment, agricultural practices, or education? During the interactive session, researchers and practitioners have discussed two new studies that provide a systematic review of evidence on PWPs in Africa.