Afghanistan resources

October 2018

  1. 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.

  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.

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

July 2017

  1. News

    Skilling migrants: A triple win for government, migrant workers and employers

    The International Labour Organization calls for collaboration and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders to ensure skills training and recognition for migrant workers.