The December issue of Poverty in Focus, the magazine published by UNDP's International Poverty Centre, is out. This issue is fully devoted to the linkages between employment, economic growth and poverty reduction.
"What is the role of employment in the nexus of economic growth, poverty reduction and progress towards achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals? Although employment is not an explicit component of the MDGs, it has a key role in economic and social development.
As labour is the main resource that most poor people are endowed with, labour intensive growth is the most effective way to reduce poverty. Employment is the key source of income, consumption and other material aspects of improved livelihoods. Moreover, it enhances also other dimensions of wellbeing including skills, physical abilities and self-respect."
Access the full issue on-line: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs - The Policy Challenge