Afghanistan resources

April 2019

  1. ILO 100 on Future of Work

    Commemorating World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28 April 2019, Kabul Afghanistan

    28 April 2019

    Held each year on the 28th of April, the world day for safety and health at work focuses international attention on the need to prevent deaths, injuries and diseases caused by work. ILO Office for Afghanistan, in collaboration with United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), commemorated this day at the United Nations Operational Centre for Afghanistan (UNOCA) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

March 2019

  1. Publication

    Employment Scenario in Afghanistan from 2007-08 to 2013-14

    This working paper examines the employment situation in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2014.

February 2019

  1. Instructional material

    Training manual on child labour in Afghanistan

  2. Publication

    Afghanistan - National child labour legislation, policy and programme review

January 2019

  1. Publication

    Afghanistan - National child labor strategy and action plan 2018-2030

October 2018

  1. Meeting document

    Road to Job project conducted a training on M4P approach for UN agencies, INGOs and BDS companies in Mazar-e-Sharif Balkh Province on 30th Jan to 1st Feb 2018

    From 30th January to 1st February 2018, Road to Jobs project (R2J) conducted a M4P ap-proach introductory training in ILO office, UNA-MA Compound.

  2. Decent Work

    Technical Progress Report of Bringing decent work to rural households of Northern provinces of Afghanistan

    ‘Road to Jobs’ aims to unleash the economic potential of the expanding rural road network in Afghanistan, which has been supported by SIDA-UNOPS. These new roads provide rural communities with the opportunity for better connectivity to markets. Road to Jobs will help turn that opportunity into reality in selected Northern Provinces. The project will enhance competitive rural and urban value chains connected by the road network through multi-faceted interventions that respond to the underlying constraints inhibiting pro-poor sector growth. Giving special attention to vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, the project will build on knowledge from the recent JICA-ILO study on cross-country agriculture value chains. In the year under review, the Road to Jobs (R2J) project made very bold steps in its inception. The project was launched among stakeholders in the northern provinces of Balkh and Samangan. Consultants were brought in to facilitate the stakeholder consultative processes through two Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) each at the provincial level, six Rapid market Appraisals (RMA) and the in-depth Market Systems Analysis (MSA) of the grape and raisin value chain.

  3. Decent Work

    Technical Progress Report of Bringing decent work to rural households of Northern provinces of Afghanistan

    ‘Road to Jobs’ aims to unleash the economic potential of the expanding rural road network in Afghanistan, which has been supported by SIDA-UNOPS. These new roads provide rural communities with the opportunity for better connectivity to markets. Road to Jobs will help turn that opportunity into reality in selected Northern Provinces. The project will enhance competitive rural and urban value chains connected by the road network through multi-faceted interventions that respond to the underlying constraints inhibiting pro-poor sector growth. Giving special attention to vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, the project will build on knowledge from the recent JICA-ILO study on cross-country agriculture value chains. In the year under review, the Road to Jobs (R2J) project made very bold steps in its inception. The project was launched among stakeholders in the northern provinces of Balkh and Samangan. Consultants were brought in to facilitate the stakeholder consultative processes through two Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) each at the provincial level, six Rapid market Appraisals (RMA) and the in-depth Market Systems Analysis (MSA) of the grape and raisin value chain.

  4. Decent Work

    Third Development Cooperation Progress Report of Bringing decent work to rural households of Northern provinces of Afghanistan

    The implementation in 2017 has led to several successful interventions that the project would like to consolidate and consider for scaling up and replication in the next phase. The project invested in building many partnerships with key market actors and players and poor women and men made a total net income of USD1 882 989. There were 247 full time jobs created (120 women and 127 men). There were 48 402 improved jobs in all interventions in the year under review. The lesson learnt is that full participation and inclusiveness of stakeholders is time-consuming and therefore requires strong and mutual commitment. The project invested more in building the capacity of local consultants and ended up with 3 local business development services (BDS) companies set up to support Road to Jobs (R2J) project implementation. Two of those companies have competencies in monitoring, evaluation and market research and the third one in entrepreneurship development and enterprise management. There was greater investment in private sector partnerships which saw offtakers making USD81 169, middlemen USD45 030 and workers USD70 681 as net incomes during the year.

  5. Decent Work

    Road to Jobs: Bringing decent work to rural households of Northern provinces of Afghanistan

    The implementation in 2017 has led to several successful interventions that the project would like to consolidate and consider for scaling up and replication in the next phase. The project invested in building many partnerships with key market actors and players and poor women and men made a total net income of USD1 882 989. There were 247 full time jobs created (120 women and 127 men). There were 48 402 improved jobs in all interventions in the year under review. The lesson learnt is that full participation and inclusiveness of stakeholders is time-consuming and therefore requires strong and mutual commitment. The project invested more in building the capacity of local consultants and ended up with 3 local business development services (BDS) companies set up to support Road to Jobs (R2J) project implementation. Two of those companies have competencies in monitoring, evaluation and market research and the third one in entrepreneurship development and enterprise management. There was greater investment in private sector partnerships which saw offtakers making USD81 169, middlemen USD45 030 and workers USD70 681 as net incomes during the year.