This study conducted for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) focused on reconstruction and rehabilitation of those affected by the Indus floods in 2010. Based on a rapid assessment of flood affected areas, employment programs at the village level were identified which create short term livelihood possibilities for the poorest affectees. Implementation design and costing of these programs are discussed keeping in mind the constraints faced by the government. This study covered four districts of Sindh, three of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and one each of Punjab and Balochistan. The employment schemes drafted were discussed with local governments as well as NGOs working on rehabilitation of flood affected areas.