Our impact, their voices

2017

  1. © Bill Lyons/ World Bank 2017

    Learning to run a small business in conflict and poverty-wracked Yemen

    11 October 2017

    The conflict in Yemen has robbed millions of people of their livelihoods, particularly in rural areas. A joint ILO-UNDP programme helps vulnerable youth set up their own business.

  2. How Peruvian quinoa farmers have boosted their income

    04 October 2017

    The Andean Grains Programme – a joint ILO-FAO-UNESCO initiative – not only improved the livelihoods of organic quinoa producers but also contributed to the economic empowerment of women.

  3. Bangladesh: Lower staff turnover, higher benefits for employers and employees alike

    03 October 2017

    Lack of opportunities for acquiring and upgrading skills in a systematic manner is a major constraint for the development of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry. The ILO is helping companies to meet this challenge.

  4. Former combatants from DR Congo are rebuilding their lives

    25 September 2017

    An ILO programme offers entrepreneurial training to demobilized Congolese combatants, who were often forcibly recruited by armed groups.

  5. How better skills can boost recognition of domestic work

    31 August 2017

    An ILO training course gives Indonesian domestic workers the opportunity to gain a nationally recognized certificate and aims to raise the status of the profession.

  6. Better Work cartoons spark conversations from the boardroom to the factory floor

    25 August 2017

    Joint ILO-IFC programme promotes innovative approach to improve industrial relations in the global garment industry.

  7. Job search clubs run by the ILO gain momentum in Egypt

    11 August 2017

    ILO helps young Egyptian graduates and young people who have been outside the job market for some time to find work through job search clubs.

  8. IFAD and ILO tackle the “MENA gender paradox”

    19 July 2017

    Issue explored at policy forum facilitated by a grant-funded project on gender monitoring and evaluation in the Near East and North Africa.

  9. Matching workers and employers in Cambodia through better employment services

    03 July 2017

    An ILO/China South-South project has led to an improvement in the sharing of labour market data and closer cooperation between the Cambodian government, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

  10. Chinese entrepreneurs benefit from the ILO’s global Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) course

    26 June 2017

    Fourteen million people trained in China since 2003 in SIYB business skills. The companies established as a result of the programme include those in the technology, engineering and agriculture sectors.