AMMAN (ILO News) – The ILO, in collaboration with the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics, organized a three-day regional training and peer-to-peer learning workshop in Amman, Jordan from 11 to 13 February 2019, targeting Arab National Statistical Offices (NSOs).
The workshop, titled “Workshop on Reporting Labour Statistics to the ILO for better SDG monitoring in the Arab Region”, was organized under the “South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Mainstreaming Decent Work in the SDGs in the Arab Region” and focused on strengthening the capacities and promoting peer-to-peer learning amongst Arab countries with regards to statistical methods and sources to compile datasets relevant to the decent work.
The workshop brought together 18 participants from Arab NSOs, representing: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.
The ILO experts held a detailed presentation of the “Guidebook on SDG labour market indicators” which included key aspects of each of the labour market indicators mentioned in the SDG Global Indicator Framework such as preferred sources, methodology, disaggregation, interpretation and limitations.
The workshop also shed light on special topics such as Child Labour and Social Protection, and introduced the Arabic Translation of the “Guidebook on SDGs Labour Market Indicators”. During the workshop’s group work sessions, participants put forward a set of challenges related to the production and use of the SDG Labour Market Indicators, shared their knowledge and discussed their respective methodologies with regards to compiling and reporting.
The workshop was concluded with a set of recommendations addressing the challenges discussed and reflecting future opportunities.