Resources on Enterprise development in the Arab States

  1. ILO and CBI sign MoU to boost decent working conditions for farm workers and improve export opportunities for SMEs to foreign markets

    09 September 2020

    The agreement will help enhance economic opportunities and decent work, through joint collaboration at export, farm and sectoral level.

  2. Increasing resilience and business continuity in Lebanon’s TVET sector

    01 September 2020

    The ILO has developed an online version of its Arabic-language “Know About Business” entrepreneurship programme to enable remote entrepreneurship education.

  3. Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations and Small-Scale Enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    The objective of the assessment is to highlight the immediate effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and their households, particularly on issues related to employment, income, economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future. In addition, the assessment addresses the effects of the pandemic on small-scale enterprises, including how they are adapting to the challenges that the pandemic presents and the implications for their employees.

  4. COVID-19: Labour Market Impact and Policy Response in the Arab States

    15 May 2020

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  5. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  6. Decent Work Country Programme Iraq: Recovery and Reform (2019-2023)

    17 February 2020

  7. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - 2019 - A Year in Review

    23 December 2019

  8. Iraq and ILO pledge to further decent work in the country

    03 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization and tripartite partners sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme at a ceremony in Baghdad.

  9. Norway-ILO Cooperation in Jordan (2019)

    20 October 2019

    Norway is one of the founding member States of the ILO and is a long-standing and generous partner in promoting the Decent Work Agenda. In Jordan, Norway is supporting the ILO through a number of projects which aim to promote decent work for Jordanian and Syrian women and men in the kingdom.

  10. Employment and Peacebuilding for ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon

    06 October 2019

    Under the framework of the ILO/UNDP/UNICEF project, entitled “Employment and Peacebuilding: Building Bridges Amongst ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon” funded by the Peacebuilding Fund, the ILO provided Lebanese and Syrian refugee youth with non-financial and financial support for the establishment of Lebanese-Syrian joint-income generating initiatives as a way to create employment opportunities and decrease tension among host communities and Syrian refugees.