Resources on Enterprise development in the Arab States

  1. Mapping and assessment of Business Development Service providers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    30 March 2022

    This document presents an assessment of existing BDS providers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It analyses the types of services, their geographic coverage, target clients, and service quality. It analyses organisations’ capacities to provide their services in terms of available infrastructure, human and financial resources.

  2. ILO builds capacities of financial service providers to expand the scope and market of their services to forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq

    18 February 2022

    With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the initiative seeks to contribute to devising durable solutions for forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq through improving their financial inclusion and opportunities for more and better employment opportunities.

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    Lebanon Minister of Labour visits ILO for talks on new government decent work priorities

    02 November 2021

    Lebanon’s newly appointed Minister of Labour has met with ILO Regional Director for the Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to outline cooperation on the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

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    Speech of Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States at the 47th Arab Labour Conference

    05 September 2021

    The speech highlights the need for a multi-pronged strategy in the Arab States region to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Labour Market in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: a Forecasting Model Assessment

    05 March 2021

    The purpose of this report is to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market in the OPT, despite the lack of detailed data. Policy recommendations are provided based on the results of the analysis and with a view to mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the labour market in the OPT.

  6. Seminar: Changes ahead in labour regulations for Jordanian businesses sourcing and selling agro-products

    ILO and CBI hold seminar on regulatory frameworks, occupational safety and health measures, business policies and structures to provide safe and decent work in Jordan’s agriculture sector.

  7. Iraq Decent Work Country Programme Update

    09 November 2020

    Overview of ILO-Iraq progress towards Decent Work for all.

  8. Supporting the cooperative movement in Jordan

    04 November 2020

    Steering Committee for the Jordan Cooperative Development Strategy holds meeting with ILO to discuss strategy development and way forward.

  9. Improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    28 September 2020

    The PROSPECTS partnership is spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands, bringing together the ILO, IFC, UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank. It seeks to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises, by improving access to employment, education and protection.

  10. Supporting small and medium-sized businesses in Lebanon’s agriculture and agro-food sectors

    10 September 2020

    A new initiative by the ILO will provide small and medium agricultural and food processing companies with training and technical support to improve their business continuity, resilience and decent job retention in response to the multiple crises that have hit Lebanon.