The Public Works tool aims to assesses the performance of public works programs in a country and set out possible options for enhancement.
The tool generates stylized information on the potential impact of public works programs in a Social Protection context in a given country, helping to interpret the assessment from a systems perspective. While the emphasis is on programs pursuing social protection objectives, the tool could be expanded to assess other types of public works programs.
The tool is not prescriptive and does not provide a specific implementation plan. It is a diagnostic tool that should be applied by a team of professionals with expertise in the subject matter as input to developing policy options and recommendations.