Local Economic Development
Olive festival in Jordan highlights local economic development as a response to the Syrian refugee crisis
The 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival showcased olive products to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis
Migrant Workers Cricket Tournament
A cricket tournament highlights issues affecting migrant workers in Lebanon - and hits out at discrimination to bring communities together.
ILO to engage in Gaza reconstruction efforts through expansion of its Palestinian Decent Work Programme
“Responding to the reconstruction crisis is essential - but the expansion of ILO operations must be re-aligned with national priorities to ensure that the ILO Palestinian Decent Work Programme can provide decent work outcomes for all Palestinians,” said Al-Nashif.
The lack of pay equity between men & women in Jordan’s private education sector highlights a national trend that demands a holistic response.
Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan and LebanonSince 2012, the flow of refugees from Syria to neighbouring countries has continued unabated and today constitutes one of the largest, most protracted humanitarian emergencies of its kind. The refugee-receiving countries of Jordan and Lebanon were already experiencing difficult economic conditions before the Syrian crisis led to a dramatic increase in labour supply, which has added considerable pressure on their fragile labour markets. The effects of the crisis are also increasingly spilling over into neighbouring countries’ economic and social spheres, resulting in loss of economic activity and income as well as dwindling access to quality public services.
The "ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon" is development-focussed in its support of refugees and host communities and it aims to preserve social and economic stability at the national level.
Local Economic Development
21 November 2014
As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.
19 November 2014
Specialists from the Arab States and countries of migrant workers origin gather to formulate a common strategy to lobby for a fair labour migration between both regions.
17 November 2014
As part of ILO efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, it joins forces with local partners in Irbid to host a three-day festival promoting the vital olive industry in northern Jordan.
This guide book builds on a number of global and regional materials on gender equality, discrimination and labour inspections.
A manual for gender audit facilitators: The ILO participatory gender audit methodology (2nd Edition)
This revised Manual provides gender audit facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement participatory gender audits (PGAs) in an organizational context.
This study sheds light on the situation of trafficked adult workers in the Middle East, both women and men.