Factsheets and briefs

2020

  1. Briefing note

    Iraq Decent Work Country Programme Update

    09 November 2020

    Overview of ILO-Iraq progress towards Decent Work for all.

  2. Briefing note

    COVID-19 in Iraq: Private Sector Impacts

    09 November 2020

    This factsheet presents findings from two assessments on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on households and enterprises in Iraq carried out in June and July of 2020, one-a Panel Study of Small and Medium Enterprises- by IOM, FAO and ITC, and a second one- also a panel study on Small Scale Enterprises- by ILO, FAFO and the Cash Consortium for Iraq (CCI).

  3. Publication

    Improved business development services for MSMEs in Iraqi Kurdistan

    27 October 2020

    The project, implemented by the ILO and funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) aims to promote decent work opportunities in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

  4. Social Protection Spotlight COVID-19

    Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    Income security is essential to mitigate the sudden and drastic impacts on employment of the lockdowns imposed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Briefing note

    Key Findings: Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations and small-scale enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    Recognising the immediate challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse impact on vulnerable individuals, households, and enterprises in Iraq, a rapid assessment on the impact of the COVID-19 was carried out in June 2020.

  6. COVID-19 and Workers'Organizations

    ILO Standards on Violence and Harassment: What role for workers'organizations?

    02 July 2020

    This Policy Brief is primarily directed to workers and their organizations. Its main purpose is to promote the understanding of the new International Labour Standards and to raise awareness on the importance of promoting the ratification of Convention No. 190 and the application of Recommendation 206.

  7. Brief

    Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon

    28 June 2020

    This brief provides evidence of the impact of the pandemic on Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, shedding light on some of the most pressing issues facing workers and enterprises.

  8. Briefing note

    ILO’s support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt

    26 June 2020

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is facilitating equal access to labour markets and promoting decent work for all – prerequisites for enhancing resilience and reducing aid dependency. Building on its universal mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and international labour standards, the ILO supports the transition to sustainable livelihoods for refugees and host communities alike, transforming displacement into an opportunity for development.

  9. Briefing note

    ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190): 12 ways it can support the COVID-19 response and recovery

    19 June 2020

    This note highlights the relevance of the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) to the current Covid-19 pandemic. It provides examples of work-related violence and harassment that have been reported across countries in the context of Covid-19 and mentions specific provisions of Convention No. 190 and its accompanying Recommendation No. 206 that can help prevent and address those situations.

  10. Briefing note

    Key Findings: Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and small-scale enterprises in Lebanon

    05 June 2020

    The assessment examines the employment status of individual workers before the COVID-19 outbreak, changes to their employment situation during the lockdown, implications on their livelihoods, as well as coping mechanisms adopted to deal with the crisis. It also examines the impact of the lockdown on male and female-led enterprises.

  11. Briefing note

    COVID-19: Labour Market Impact and Policy Response in the Arab States

    15 May 2020

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  12. Briefing note

    Key Findings: Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    The objective of the assessment was to explore some of the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment situation of workers in Jordan, and provide a baseline for assessing the longer-term impacts on those workers through follow-up surveys in the coming months.

  13. COVID-19: Protecting workers and supporting entreprises

    ILO 'Better Work' guidelines for factories in the garment sector

    02 April 2020

2019

  1. Briefing note

    Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Jordan (2019)

    25 November 2019

    The ILO, under its Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP 2018-2022), streamlines gender considerations across various areas of expertise to advance female economic empowerment in the country. This brief highlights some activities and outputs under the DWCP that have promoted women's economic participation in various sectors in the first half of 2019.

  2. Briefing note

    Norway-ILO Cooperation in Jordan (2019)

    20 October 2019

    Norway is one of the founding member States of the ILO and is a long-standing and generous partner in promoting the Decent Work Agenda. In Jordan, Norway is supporting the ILO through a number of projects which aim to promote decent work for Jordanian and Syrian women and men in the kingdom.

  3. Briefing note

    Employment through Labour Intensive Infrastructure in Jordan - July 2019

    30 July 2019

    Since 2016, the ILO, with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of the Federal Republic of Germany, through the German Development Bank (KfW), has been implementing an Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Jordan that seeks to improve the living conditions of vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees in host communities through the creation of short-term jobs.

  4. Publication

    Kuwait - ILO Cooperation: Factsheet, 2019

    09 July 2019

    Kuwait is an ILO member State which has ratified 19 ILO Conventions, including seven fundamental Conventions. Kuwait is committed to promoting decent work and social justice in the Arab States and in particular to support ILO programmes in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  5. Factsheet

    Addressing Worst Forms of Child Labour in Jordan’s Agricultural Sector - Survey Results (June 2019)

    12 June 2019

    A survey was conducted to provide a better insight into the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Jordan's agricultural sector. Conducted in Irbid, Ramtha, Zarqa, Mafraq and Northern Jordan Valley, the survey focuses on tent settlements where vulnerable agricultural workers are based.

  6. Briefing note

    Advancing social justice, promoting decent work - Jordan, 2019

    12 April 2019

    Through continued cooperation and support of the ILO, Jordan has made significant progress and achieved key milestones in promoting decent work in recent years.

  7. Briefing note

    Employment Counselling System in Jordan - Brochure

    14 February 2019

    This brochure is a guideline for job seekers, workers and employers on the use of a new employment counselling system launched by the ILO in Jordan. The system is the first of its kind to integrate web, mobile and telephone services under one platform, offering workers improved access to job and training opportunities across multiple sectors.