Publications

2018

  1. Decent Work and the Agriculture Sector in Jordan: Evidence from Workers’ and Employers’ Surveys (2018)

    04 October 2018

    The agriculture sector in Jordan provides a critical source of sustenance and income, particularly for the poorest segments of society. Despite its relative level of importance, there is a lack of empirical evidence documenting employment and working conditions in the agriculture sector in Jordan. While small focus group discussions and anecdotal evidence suggest informality and unfavourable working conditions, little data exists to support these claims.

  2. Decent Work and the Agriculture Sector in Jordan: Evidence from Workers’ and Employers’ Surveys

    04 October 2018

    The ILO conducted a study, which provides an initial overview of employment and decent work in the agriculture sector from the point of view of 1,125 Syrian workers and their employers. It looks at workers’ employment history, work permit status, working conditions and work arrangements.

  3. The Cooperative Sector in Lebanon: What Role? What Future?

    12 September 2018

    This research examines why Lebanon’s cooperative movement’s ability to act as a driver of development and growth in the agricultural and agro-food sectors has been limited, what are the challenges and obstacles hindering cooperatives’ growth and expansion and what are the needed reforms and actions to allow the Lebanese cooperative sector to growth and succeed.

  4. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Damage Assessment: Yemen

    12 September 2018

    As part of the ILO’s response to urgent needs in Yemen, this assessment measured the extent of damage incurred by those small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) most affected by the ongoing conflict in Sana’a City and its suburbs. Damage refers to the destruction or loss of institutional, financial, or human capital.

  5. Potential Opportunities for Women’s Economic Empowerment - Potato and Leafy Green Vegetable Value Chains - Akkar, Northern Lebanon

    05 September 2018

    The assessment examines the status of women in the potatoes and leafy green vegetables value chains in the Akkar region in order to highlight potential areas that will increase their visibility as valuable members of both their individual communities and the agriculture sector, as well as to showcase opportunities for women empowerment.

  6. Childcare: A Training Manual For Domestic Workers’ Organizations

    16 August 2018

    This training manual is targeted to domestic workers’ organizations, civil society, not for profit organizations and other entities that provide skills trainings to domestic workers. The manual aims to build the skills of domestic workers in the area of childcare and empower them to expand their employment opportunities within this field.

  7. National Strategic Framework for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Lebanon, 2018-2022

    25 June 2018

    The Strategic Framework confirms the Government of Lebanon’s renewed commitment to promote a TVET system that provides youth and workers with the competencies and skills required to access decent work and allows businesses to recruit the workforce they need for growth.

  8. Guide on Measuring Decent Jobs for Youth: Monitoring, evaluation and learning in labour market programmes

    02 May 2018

    The Guide on Measuring Decent Jobs for Youth will be launched at the Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth event on 2 May at the ILO in Geneva. The seven part volume is the first comprehensive guidance to evaluating, monitoring and learning in labour market programmes targeting young people.

  9. The ILO MNE Declaration: What’s in it for Workers?

    01 May 2018

    The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.

  10. Brief: The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    20 April 2018

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. It aims to preserve social and economic stability and enhance resilience at the national level, in line with national plans and chapters of the 3RP. Embedded in the principles of decent work, the ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and international labour standards.