Creating More and Better Jobs Through Investment

Working Luncheon (by invitation only)

Date: 16 October 2014
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: Palais des Nations, Delegates Restaurant, Geneva Room
Organizing parties:


Investment contributes most effectively to achieving the MDGs when it maximizes the creation of more and better jobs. Investors can actively seek to expand their backward and forward linkages with local enterprises, support the improvement of working conditions and inclusion of vulnerable groups and contribute more broadly to sustainable enterprise development. In today’s interconnected world, society is increasingly looking to investors to make such positive contributions to economic and social development. This session explored how government policies and corporate policies can be harnessed more effectively to boost employment opportunities and strengthen respect for workers’ fundamental rights.

Elements for the debate

  • What are the essential elements of an effective government policy for more and better jobs through FDI, in line with national development priorities?
  • What are investors doing to support greater opportunities for job creation and improve of the quality of jobs in host countries?
  • How can investment agencies stimulate greater synergies between these government and investor policies?
  • What guidance does ILO have to offer?

Click here to read Summary Comment by Aeneas Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa