Ressources on Employment Promotion in the Arab States

  1. Manual for UNRWA Employment Service Centres

    31 October 2013

    This manual is developed as a self-instructional guidebook for staff working in UNRWA employment service centres supporting Palestine refugees in UNRWA’s five fields of operation. It can also be used by all staff providing education, career guidance and counselling to Palestine refugees.

  2. Enhanced Access to Employment Opportunities and Livelihoods in Jordanian Host Communities within the framework of ILO's response to the Syrian Refugee

    23 October 2013

    One of the key components of the ILO’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis is to enhance employment opportunities and livelihoods in underprivileged host communities.

  3. Better Work Jordan (Phase II)

    12 September 2013

    Better Work Jordan aims to reduce poverty by expanding decent work opportunities in Jordan’s apparel industry thorough improved working conditions and increased competitiveness of the industry brought about by enhancing economic performance at the enterprise level as well as improving compliance with Jordanian labour law and International Labour Standards.

  4. Support Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen (ERRY II)

    17 May 2013

    The following project builds on the achievements of the recently completed Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) programme, implemented by the UNDP, ILO, WFP, and FAO. The project seeks to contribute to reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and improving access to basic services.

  5. Arab Employment Forum

    The Forum addresses the broad challenges and opportunities posed by the financial and economic crisis, providing a platform for senior policy-makers and high-level representatives of works and employers from across the Arab region

  6. Social justice for a new Arab era: promoting jobs, protection and dialogue in a changing region

    05 November 2012

    Arab states must move towards an inclusive development model of higher productivity and, together with their citizens, forge a new social contract.

  7. Rethinking Economic Growth: Towards Productive and Inclusive Arab Societies

    30 October 2012

    The report examines Arab labour market trends and structures over the two decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, offering insights into the underlying causes for the uprisings that have since spread from Tunisia across the Arab world.

  8. Impact of the economic and financial crisis on the skills and employability of young people in the Arab region

    29 January 2010

    While recognizing the variety of challenges facing individual countries, the common problem identified across the Arab region is that investments in education and training are not yet resulting in satisfactory levels of productive employment. Young people face uncertainty in moving from education into decent work. Enterprises often have trouble finding enough people with the skills they need to be able to expand their business or adopt new technologies. Also, the opportunities for employment growth due to industrial diversification and trade patterns may be jeopardized because skills development systems are not oriented towards preparing the workforce for the labour market of the future.

  9. Building Safe Passage for Women’s Employment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

    31 December 2009

    This country brief presents an overview of the research and policy advocacy activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on gender equality in the world of work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It highlights the overall employment context, underlining concerns, result achieved and future plans.

  10. Advancing Women’s Employment in Lebanon: ILO in Action

    31 December 2009

    This Country Brief is part of a series that looks at the current and ongoing research and policy advocacy activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on gender equality in the world of work in Arab States. It highlights the overall employment context, the underlining concerns, the results achieved, and future plans.