Market Assessment

Good Working, Conditions Good Business? An Analysis Of Zambia’s Building Construction Market System, ILO, 2015

    This is a market systems analysis (MSA) of the Zambian building construction sector. It investigates the extent to which a business case for investing in improving working conditions exists, or can be built, within micro-, small-, and medi-um-enterprises (MSMEs) and to what extent better working conditions are likely to lead to improvements in enterprise productivity and performance.

    The analysis was performed as part of the Zambian Green Jobs Programme, a collaborative multi-UN agency initiative with the objective of creating green and decent jobs. It was carried out with the support of the Lab (link top right) – an ILO global project aimed at measuring and maximising pro-poor employment outcomes through market systems development.