1. The impact of skills training on the financial behaviour, employability and educational choices of rural young people: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Morocco

    14 July 2017

    The “Impact report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative studies which describe the impact estimates of evaluations of youth employment interventions based on experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

  2. Promoting women’s empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa: A rapid evidence assessment of labour market interventions

    14 July 2017

    The Taqeem Impact Brief Series documents how organizations measure outcomes of their employment programmes, the tools that are applied and the findings and recommendations that emerge to assist them in improving impacts and programme design. This rapid evidence assessment analyses gender equality outcomes of Active Labour Market Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

  3. Work permits and employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan: towards formalising the work of Syrian refugees

    28 June 2017

    The general objective of this assessment is to gain a better understanding of the impact work permits have on the employment of Syrian workers in Jordan. It utilises data gathered from questionnaires and focus group discussions with Syrian workers, with and without permits, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face.

  4. Assessment of the domestic work sector in the West Bank governorates

    22 June 2017

    A first study of its kind in the Occupied Palestinian Territory exploring the dynamics of the domestic work sector.

  5. Labour Market Information Review and Analysis: In-focus on Northern Lebanon

    22 June 2017

    The purpose of this study is to collect and analyse labour market information and services provided by different organizations across Lebanon, but particularly North Lebanon. The information presented here should serve as a useful reference on the status of the labour market for jobseekers, employers, education personnel, trainers, researchers and government institutions. The study also makes recommendations on gaps in information, updating information products, and labour market policies and policy briefs.

  6. Towards the right to work: a guidebook for designing IPEP, background and experiences from the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

    22 June 2017

    The objective of this guidebook is to provide Lebanese background and experiences from the current context adding to the ILO guidebook for designing innovative Public Employment Programmes. Lebanon is experiencing a growing labour supply and increasing pressure on the labour market as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis.

  7. A Challenging Market Becomes More Challenging: Jordanian Workers, Migrant Workers and Refugees in the Jordanian Labour Market

    12 June 2017

    The entry of Syrians into the Jordanian labour market has exacerbated an already challenging situation. There are now three distinct groups of workers in Jordan: Jordanians, migrant workers and Syrian refugees. Because all three groups are present in significant numbers, the challenges for any group must be addressed within the context of the labour market as a whole. This study, based on extensive fieldwork, aims to contribute to the debate around three policy challenges: increasing Jordanian employment, ensuring decent working conditions in all jobs, and incorporating Syrian workers into the labour market.

  8. A Challenging Market Becomes More Challenging: Jordanian Workers, Migrant Workers and Refugees in the Jordanian Labour Market

    12 June 2017

    Financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the ILO has conducted a study which aims to provide practical solutions to three potentially conflicting policy aims in Jordan’s labour market: boosting Jordanian employment, ensuring decent working conditions for all including migrant workers, and incorporating Syrian refugees into the workforce.

  9. Decent work, the key to the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

    31 May 2017

    Decent work puts money in the pockets of individuals and families that they can spend in the local economy. Their purchasing power fuels the growth and development of sustainable enterprises, especially smaller businesses, which in turn are able to hire more workers and improve their pay and conditions. It increases tax revenues for governments, who can then fund social measures to protect those who cannot find, or are unable to work.

  10. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.