Where There Are No Jobs

Enterprise Solutions for Employment and ‘Public Goods’ for the Poor

David Befus  

Latin American Mission, 2005

People are expected to work to be able to earn their daily bread. But in a world with increasing levels of unemployment, it gets harder every day to find work. This book presents a variety of methodologies to respond to this need, and explains how the promotion of productive economic activity contributes to the health of communities. Governments and international agencies need to recognize that productive economic activity is one of many tools for social transformation. Economic development should be added to the “community toolbox,” along with health, education, and other traditional social promotion disciplines.