Publications

2019

  1. Child Labour in the Arab Region (A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis)

    07 March 2019

    The Arab region has witnessed a large wave of armed conflicts and population displacement in recent years, believed to have bought with it an upsurge of child labour – the magnitude of which is yet to be fully measured. The impact of armed conflict has exacerbated pre-existing levels of child labour found in rural and urban areas across the Arab region, typically driven by economic vulnerability, poor education and certain social norms.

  2. Employment Counselling System in Jordan - Brochure

    14 February 2019

    This brochure is a guideline for job seekers, workers and employers on the use of a new employment counselling system launched by the ILO in Jordan. The system is the first of its kind to integrate web, mobile and telephone services under one platform, offering workers improved access to job and training opportunities across multiple sectors.

  3. Programme of Support to the Jordan Compact (Year in Review 2018)

    09 February 2019

    The ILO Programme of Support to the Jordan Compact (POS) supports economic growth, job creation and quality service delivery in Jordan. It directly responds to ongoing labour market challenges exacerbated by the conflict in Syria and builds on a series of subsequent pilot interventions launched between 2013-2015. Since 2016, the ILO POS has scaled-up development-focused and employment-driven interventions to create an enabling environment for decent work and job creation.

  4. ILO-IFAD Taqeem Initiative

    01 February 2019

    Evidence to improve youth and women’s rural employment in the Middle East and North Africa

  5. Guidelines for Non-Formal Market-Based Skills Training in Lebanon

    29 January 2019

    These guidelines are intended to support non-formal vocational training providers in Lebanon, with specific guidance on how to improve the market relevance and employment impact of their programmes. They were designed in a participatory way in order to increase “ownership” among stakeholders and to facilitate usage in Lebanon.

  6. Minimum wages and wage protection in the Arab States: Ensuring a just system for national and migrant workers

    08 January 2019

    This note for policymakers explores how States in the region – particularly those with a high percentage of migrant workers – can initiate a systematic, evidence-based process for setting and adjusting minimum wages, drawing on ILO standards and international good practice, whilst also improving and strengthening systems of wage protection.

2018

  1. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan 2018: A Year in Review

    20 December 2018

    The newsletter provides highlights to some of the work that has been underway in Jordan to supports both Syrian refugees and members of their host community through employment, training and capacity building.

  2. Lessons Learned and Emerging Good Practices of ILO’s Syria Crisis Response in Jordan and Lebanon

    09 November 2018

    This report synthesizes the lessons learned and emerging good practices from the ILO ROAS interventions to promote decent work amongst Syrian refugees and host communities.

  3. Window for Dialogue Newsletter, September 2018 Edition

    03 November 2018

    The quarterly ‘Window for Dialogue’ Newsletter is developed for civil society and social partners across the Middle East who conduct outreach and campaigns to change public attitudes towards migrant domestic workers. The Newsletter provides a platform for exchange of information, ideas, strategies and evidence on ‘what works’ in campaigns, leading us to better develop and design new interventions.

  4. Project Office for the State of Qatar

    26 October 2018

    In 2017 the ILO and Qatar entered into a comprehensive 3-year technical cooperation programme. This reflects the commitment of the Government of Qatar and the ILO to cooperate on ensuring compliance with ratified international labour Conventions as well as achieving basic principles and rights related to work in the State of Qatar.