Asia, the Pacific and Arab States: The world of work in numbers
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented his report entitled “Building an inclusive future with decent work: Towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific,” at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Meeting (APRM) in Bali, Indonesia last month. At an APRM plenary sitting, the ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat summarized the main findings of the report in this presentation of data and info-graphic slides.
ILO Regional Office for Arab States Director gives a presenation on decent work at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Meeting (APRM) in Bali, Indonesia.
Much progress was achieved in the Asian Decent Work Decade from 2016-2016…
Since 2006, the region has achieved significant strides towards fulfilling the Asian Decent Work Agenda.
In the last 10 years, we saw a 5.3% annual increase in productivity. This, in turn, led to 4.2% annual growth in real wages.
In the past decade, the region succeeded in lifting 180 million workers out of poverty. Furthermore, 60 million workers were placed in secure, wage-paying jobs and are no longer in vulnerable employment.
This growth translated into a stronger regional middle class. Around half the region’s workers and their families are now classified as middle class or above.