Public Works Programme

Framework for Evaluating the Expanded Public Works Programme

The purpose of this report is to set out a framework for evaluating the impact of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). The monitoring framework is provided in a separate document. The report provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to evaluating the impact of the EPWP on employment, poverty and service delivery. The research methodology…


Employment Creation Through the Provision of Social Development Services: Exploring the Options

The high unemployment rate in South Africa is a central concern of policy makers. Because there are only a few substantial labour intensive industries, led by the private sector, it has become essential to explore other less mainstream avenues for employment creation. The role of public works programmes has historically focused on the infrastructure sector,…