Ressources on Employment Promotion in the Arab States

  1. ILO and partners discuss progress made in promoting labour governance, inspection and working condition in Iraq

    28 September 2023

    A closing event for the European-Union funded project highlighted activities, impact and lessons learnt in efforts to promote sustainable socio-economic development in Iraq.

  2. Jordan’s garment, textile and leather industry continues to grow

    13 September 2023

    Recent research by ILO/Better Work Jordan in collaboration with Jordan Chamber of Industry highlights the strengths of Jordan’s garment, textile and leather industry and the challenges it faces, as well as implications for economic and employment policies in the country.

  3. “This initiative has opened up the opportunity for me to access a loan so I can expand my business and cultivate more land” - Najim’s story

    11 September 2023

    Najim is a young Iraqi farmer who recently completed a financial education training with the ILO under its financial inclusion initiative implemented by PROSPECTS. The initiative is also helping Najim access a bank loan so he can cultivate more land and expand his business.

  4. Empowering Networks and Activation for Building Long-term Employment (ENABLE)

    04 September 2023

    The programme, funded by the European Union (EU), focuses on providing livelihoods opportunities to enhance the economic capacity of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities residing in targeted areas in Lebanon. It will provide integrated employment services and short‐term employment opportunities in infrastructure construction/rehabilitation projects, while increasing linkages between social protection and employment activation.

  5. Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs trainers begin intensive training on ILO’s flagship business management programme- Start and Improve Your Business

    15 August 2023

    The Training of Trainers programme will equip twenty-two trainers on the implementation of the programme, supporting women and men who are looking to start or expand their own small and medium enterprises.

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    Earthquake adds further financial burden to already struggling households and workers in Aleppo

    14 August 2023

    Many families are facing difficulties finding work and a stable source of income following the earthquake which hit the Syrian city of Aleppo in February 2023.

  7. Rapid Assessment of the Needs of Households and Workers Affected by the Earthquake in Aleppo- Syria 2023

    14 August 2023

    This report aims to better understand the needs of households and workers affected by the February 2023 earthquake which struck the Syrian city of Aleppo, parts of which were severely damaged.

  8. New on-line application developed to facilitate implementation of Emergency Employment Programmes in Yemen

    20 July 2023

    The new application, developed by the Public Works Project (PWP) in Yemen in collaboration with the ILO will consolidate data from the field on Emergency Employment Programmes, to improve monitoring, reporting and follow-up on projects through their different phases of implementation.

  9. Inclusion of persons with disabilities in companies makes good business sense

    25 June 2023

    Inclusion of persons with disabilities in private sector companies in the region is both the right thing to do and a smart business move, says ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat.

  10. Youth in Iraq's City of Basra introduced to employment and training services

    23 June 2023

    The services will improve their skills, and provide them with career guidance and job placement.