In its latest Euroconstruct blog post, entitled ‘The Dutch construction sector in times of crisis’, EIB (Economic Institute for Construction and Housing, Netherlands), says, “As a consequence of the expected decline in construction output due to Covid-19, the Dutch construction sector is at risk of losing 40,000 fulltime jobs over the upcoming two years …”
The EIB has evaluated the effectiveness of suggested policy measures and found that “… about half of the estimated job loss could be prevented …”
The article goes on to explain that “… A total of ten policy measures have been evaluated, which can be divided into the following three clusters: • Regulation • Renovation, maintenance and sustainability • Project stimulation …”
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Regarding the ‘Project Stimulation’ cluster, EIB explain that these are “… aimed at supporting project development and concerns the already laid out government policy to boost housing production by a public investment of €250 million. Several measures have been evaluated to demonstrate how this government contribution can be spent most effectively. Setting up a public procurement fund that invests in yet to be constructed houses appears to have the largest effect …. The calculations have accounted for a loss of 10 percent, implying public expenditures of € 250 million in relation to a €2.5 billion investment. This measure results in an additional production of about € 1¾ billion over the period 2020-2022 …”
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