Afghanistan resources

October 2018

  1. 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.

  2. Decent Work

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

    The year 2016 marked the stepping up of efforts by R2J project to broker and structure market deals where inclusive business models could be innovated by market actors, facilitate implementation of pilot interventions and continue to build the capacity of staff, partners and other stakeholders to ensure the project goals are realized. Navigating around the daily challenges faced in a fragile economy has called for adaptive management strategies which are always needed in a market systems development project of this nature. Unlocking the vast potential in the agriculture based part of the economy does take effort, patience and considerable risk-taking and the act of taking risks in the economy of northern Afghanistan does not appeal to many potential investors.

  3. Decent Work

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

    The year 2016 marked the stepping up of efforts by R2J project to broker and structure market deals where inclusive business models could be innovated by market actors, facilitate implementation of pilot interventions and continue to build the capacity of staff, partners and other stakeholders to ensure the project goals are realized. Navigating around the daily challenges faced in a fragile economy has called for adaptive management strategies which are always needed in a market systems development project of this nature. Unlocking the vast potential in the agriculture based part of the economy does take effort, patience and considerable risk-taking and the act of taking risks in the economy of northern Afghanistan does not appeal to many potential investors.

September 2018

  1. Labour migration

    International labour migration statistics in South Asia: Establishing a subregional database and improving data collection for evidence-based policy-making

    This report provides a comprehensive analysis of statistics related to labour migration from South Asia. It also includes conversations on developments and trends in labour migration, migrant worker attributes, and associated thematic areas in the sub-region.

June 2018

  1. Meeting document

    Proceedings of Workshop (29-30 November 2017)

April 2018

  1. Fact sheet

    Employment and environmental sustainability in Afghanistan

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

December 2017

  1. Event

    Technical Meeting on Labour Migration Statistics in South Asia

    28 - 29 November 2017

    Technical experts in the fields of labour migration and statistics met to obtain a regional picture of migration-related statistics by sharing information and data collection approaches among the countries in South Asia. There was also discussion of how national, regional and global level processes and plans for collecting and analyzing data can fit together, e.g. a regional labour migration statistics database, promotion of ICLS standards and SDG monitoring. A number of areas were identified in which the ILO could support in national and regional capacity building on migration-related statistics.

November 2017

  1. Event

    South Asia sub-regional knowledge sharing workshop on domestic workers and home-based workers

    29 - 30 November 2017

    ILO conducted a bipartite knowledge sharing workshop with sixty participants from six countries in the South Asian sub-region.

September 2017

  1. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Case studies on youth employment in fragile situations

    Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, this joint report by ILO, UNDP and UNHCR presents examples of good practices from around the world, showcasing innovative approaches to youth employment that help to build peace and resilience in fragile and conflict affected situations.

August 2017

  1. Meeting document

    Summary of recommendations of the Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration in the South Asia – Middle East Corridor