Impact and people


  1. ILO’s Opportunity Salone Programme empowers youths in Bombali district

    16 April 2024

    Makeni, the headquarter town of Bombali district, receives huge support from the ILO’s Opportunity Salone Programme funded by the EU, to maintain 14km feeder roads and thereby create links within the communities, providing decent jobs for unskilled Sierra Leoneans to address rural household poverty.

  2. Emerging Insight: Unveiling the Japan Decent Work 8 Index

    26 March 2024

  3. Women fishers promote safety, boost productivity

    25 March 2024

    An all-women's fishing group in a coastal village that debones, and processes milkfish improves their safety and productivity after doing risk assessments and applying practical, low-action interventions using the WISE checklist.

  4. EU-Funded Program Transforms Sierra Leone's Rural Roads, Empowering Communities and Bolstering Economic Growth

    21 March 2024

    In a remarkable collaborative effort, the International Labor Organization (ILO), with funding from European Union (EU), executes crucial routine maintenance on approximately 33.05 kilometres of roads in the Bo, Kenema, Bombali, and Port Loko Districts. This initiative seeks to not only connect communities but also create vital access to markets, fostering economic growth and significantly improving the lives of residents.

  5. A spotlight on the voices of women in business

    08 March 2024

    To celebrate International Women's Day we interviewed 3 beneficiaries of the ILO SCORE Programme in Tunisia. They offer an insight into the challenges and triumphs faced by women in the world of work.

  6. Emerging Insight: Seizing the women's insurance market

    08 March 2024

  7. Photo essay: Woman-led cooperative in Jordan expands business and drives local change through cooperative alliances

    08 March 2024

    On International Women's Day, we celebrate the endeavours of Jordan’s Fatima Al-Zahraa Cooperative Society with an in-depth interview featuring its president, Ghada Al-Qudah, and a photo gallery showcasing their activities. Tune in for their inspiring story!

  8. “I am a resilient entrepreneur and a determined mother”

    07 March 2024

    On International Women’s Day, we are sharing an inspiring entrepreneurial journey of Wegden, a Sudanese refugee in Egypt supported by ILO’s entrepreneurship development training programme.

  9. © Allan Mulenga / ILO 2024

    Having an income reduces HIV stigma and discrimination

    01 March 2024

    Sixty-year old Regina Katungu Chileshe is an entrepreneur living with HIV in Zambia. She is a member of an HIV support group that works to overcome stigma in the community, thanks to an income generation project supported by the International Labour Organization and UNAIDS.

  10. Robotics and breaking gender barriers in technology

    29 February 2024

    The changing world of work due to technological advances provided opportunity to two best friends in web development and robotic automation.