Resources on Enterprise development in the Arab States

  1. ILO and Jordan pledge to further promote Decent Work

    21 November 2018

    A new Decent Work Country Programme for Jordan sets the framework for ILO support to the country’s workers, employers and the Government till 2022.

  2. ILO trains more women as entrepreneurship education facilitators in Saudi Arabia

    12 April 2018

    Women teachers were certified as national facilitators in the ILO’s “Know About Business” (KAB) Programme, after KAB was introduced as an elective course at the Technical Vocational Training Corporation.

  3. Kuwait pledges $0.5 million in continued annual support for ILO activities in the Palestinian Territory

    22 January 2018

    A new grant from Kuwait to the ILO will promote decent work and social justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, bringing the total of Kuwait’s contributions to ILO efforts in the Arab States region to US$ 5 million since 2009.

  4. Self-employment of women as a coping mechanism in war-torn Yemen

    27 October 2017

    Enterprise development as a means of economic and social empowerment of women in times of war in Yemen.

  5. Promoting Entrepreneurship Development and Business Start-up for Palestinian Youth

    17 October 2017

    A two-pronged intervention, namely working on fostering entrepreneurship awareness among youth enrolled in technical colleges and facilitating business start-up for young graduates.

  6. From youth emergency employment to self-employment – joint UNDP and ILO work in Yemen

    04 October 2017

    Najah Ali is a 24-year-old woman from Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate. Her husband is unemployed, and her father retired. She has two brothers and six sisters. The escalation of the brutal conflict in Yemen in 2015 meant that Najah – and numerous others like her in Yemen – desperately needed a source of income to feed her family and meet basic needs.

  7. Improving Livelihoods for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: Better Access, More Opportunities, Enhanced Capacities

    28 September 2017

    ILO and UNRWA launch an entrepreneurship and self-employment project among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to facilitate their entry to the labour market.

  8. Enhancing SME productivity and competitiveness through responsible workplace practices

    27 July 2017

    This video highlights the implementation modality and results of an ILO project that aims to enhance SME productivity and competitiveness through responsible workplace practices. The project targeted a number of SMEs in the agro-food and printing and packaging sectors in Jordan and Lebanon.

  9. ILO’s Know About Business programme conducts ground-breaking activities across Arab States region

    24 July 2017

    Entrepreneurship education promoted in the Arab Region through a number of capacity building workshops targeting technical and vocational education teachers using the ILO Know About Business Programme (KAB).

  10. Together we can build a brighter future of work for the Arab region – ILO

    26 April 2017

    The Tripartite Arab Meeting on the Future of Work brought together government, worker and employer representatives, along with youth and private sector leaders, to explore the forces transforming the world of work in Arab States, and to discuss the best policies and actions needed to create a better future of work.