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Jobs after war

A critical challenge in the peace and reconstruction puzzle

Eugenta Date-Bah

ILO 2003 452 s. ISBN 9221138100
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

While jobs are central to reintegrating conflict-affected groups, reconstruction, peace building and tackling the serious human security threats unleashed by armed conflicts, the issue continues to receive inadequate coverage in post-conflict debate and action. This book examines the complex decent work deficits after armed conflicts and proposes an integrated strategy for addressing them.
The contributions of several ILO staff and external consultants offer, together, a comprehensive picture of the key issues that require serious consideration as well as effective practical approaches that can be adopted. They cover, for example, the nature of the labour market and other features of the post-conflict situation; the heterogeneity of the crisis-affected groups and their specific concerns, such as youth, women, refugees, internally displaced people and ex-combatants. It also considers other elements of the integrated strategy, including skills training, local economic development, micro-finance, labour-intensive infrastructure rebuilding, social protection; and the roles of the private sector, cooperatives, workers and employers’ associations, labour administration and international organizations. In addition, this volume also includes a number of vivid country case studies which provide valuable lessons.
Reflection and debate on the critical issues of jobs in post-conflict situations is also offered making this book a practical tool to aid post-conflict policy planners and implementers at the different levels and to strengthen future action.

PART 1 The Context
Challenges of Armed Conflicts to Jobs and other Socio-Economic Issues in Africa
The Labour Market and Conflict
PART II Dealing with the Conflict-Affected Groups
Jobs of Rebels and Soldiers
Women and other Gender concerns in Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Job Promotion Efforts
Youth in Conflict
Promoting Income-Generating Activities among Refugees: A Case Study
PART III Other Elements of Required Integrated Response
Local Economic Development in Post-Conflict Situations
Skills Training Challenges in Post-Conflict Contexts
Microfinance in Conflict-Affected Environments
Labour-Based Infrastructure Rebuilding
The Private Sector in Conflict Prevention and Post-conflict Reconstruction
The Role for Cooperatives and other Self-Help Organizations
The Role of Workers’ Organizations
Labour Administration for Sustainable Action after Conflict
From Humanitarian Situation to Social Protection: The ABC for a Context of Crisis
International Organizations and Local Staff: The Case of Sarajevo
Tackling the Employment Crisis in a Post-Conflict Country: The Case of Kosovo
Post-Conflict Aid and Structural Employment Problems with a Focus on Wages: A Case Study
Part IV Conclusion