Resources on Enterprise development in the Arab States

  1. Strategic Objectives for Decent Work Agenda

    01 February 2013

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab states works to foster social justice with decent work opportunities through sustainable enterprises, higher productivity and growth with equity.

  2. Enhancing Local Employment, Skills and Enterprises in Nahr el Bared, Lebanon

    08 December 2012

    The objective of this project is to reduce poverty amongst Nahr al-Bared residents by providing better access to employment, self-employment and training opportunities.

  3. Capacity Development of the Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (FPCCIA) - Inception Phase

    08 December 2012

    The development objective of the project is to foster sustainable and inclusive private sector development in the oPt.

  4. Introduction of Know About Business in vocational and technical training in oPt

    07 December 2012

    This project contributes towards the creation of employment opportunities by fostering an enterprise culture in oPt and promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment among youth. This will be achieved through introducing the ILO Know About Business (KAB) curriculum in technical/vocational education and technical universities.

  5. 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.

  6. Expansion of the KAB programme in Kurdistan targeting students enrolled in vocational education institutes and unemployed youth graduates of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

    31 July 2012

    The ILO and UNESCO are working in the Autonomous Kurdish Region of Iraq to expand the ILO flagship enterprise development programme Know About Business, targeting youth throughout the region.

  7. Entrepreneurship Education - Know About Business for Yemen

    03 April 2012

    The objective of this project is to contribute to the creation of employment opportunities by fostering an enterprise culture in Yemen, through promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment among youth. This objective will be achieved by introducing the ILO Know About Business (KAB) curriculum in technical/vocational education and universities.

  8. Arab Empoyment Forum (Thematic Papers)

    19 October 2009

    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 workers and employers from across the Arab region.

  9. Sustainable enterprise development and employment creation in the Arab region:A review of issues

    19 October 2009

  10. Reforming the Business Environment for Small Enterprises in Syria: Challenges and Recommendations

    13 August 2009

    Reforming the Business Environment for Small Enterprises in Syria:Challenges and Recommendations comes as a result of H.E Ms. Asma Al Assad’s national initiative in Syria for the creation of decent employment opportunities targeting young Syrian women and men, with a strong focus on private sector job creation, particularly self employment/entrepreneurship. The barriers to a healthy entrepreneurship culture in Syria prevail, among which are widespread attitudes/preferences for public sector employment among youth, and the unfavorable legal and regulatory framework.