Factsheets and briefs

2019

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

    Programme of Support to the Jordan Compact (Year in Review 2018)

    09 February 2019

    The ILO Programme of Support to the Jordan Compact (POS) supports economic growth, job creation and quality service delivery in Jordan. It directly responds to ongoing labour market challenges exacerbated by the conflict in Syria and builds on a series of subsequent pilot interventions launched between 2013-2015. Since 2016, the ILO POS has scaled-up development-focused and employment-driven interventions to create an enabling environment for decent work and job creation.

2018

  1. Factsheet

    Project Office for the State of Qatar

    26 October 2018

    In 2017 the ILO and Qatar entered into a comprehensive 3-year technical cooperation programme. This reflects the commitment of the Government of Qatar and the ILO to cooperate on ensuring compliance with ratified international labour Conventions as well as achieving basic principles and rights related to work in the State of Qatar.

  2. Briefing note

    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.

  3. Preview: Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    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.

  4. Infographic

    Infographic: Protecting Migrant Construction Workers in the Middle East

    21 February 2018

    In this exploratory paper we focus on good policies to protect migrant workers in the region, giving examples of what has ensured their protection elsewhere as well as the benefits this can bring to the sector.

  5. Social Security

    Building Social Protection Floors with the ILO - Social Protection Study Tour to Oman

    01 February 2018

    With the assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO) within the framework of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation, a study tour was arranged in December 2017 for members of the Palestinian Social Security Corporation (PSSC) to the Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) in the Sultanate of Oman as part of a strategic plan to develop the necessary knowledge and skills of the Board of Directors and key managers of the PSSC to be able to effectively implement the new Palestinian social security law and its social security schemes.

  6. Social Security

    Building Social Protection Floors with the ILO - Social Protection Study Tour to Jordan

    01 February 2018

    With the assistance of the ILO within the framework of the South- South and Triangular Cooperation, a study tour was organized in September 2017 for members of the Palestinian Social Security Corporation (PSSC) to the Jordanian Social Security Corporation (JSSC) in Jordan as part of a strategic plan to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively implement the new Palestinian social security law and its social security schemes.

  7. Social Security

    Building Social Protection Floors with the ILO - Social Protection Study Tour to Algeria

    01 February 2018

    With the assistance of the ILO within the framework of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation, a study tour was arranged in December 2017 for members of the Palestinian Social Security Corporation (PSSC) to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTESS) in Algeria as part of a strategic plan to develop the necessary knowledge and skills of the Board of Directors and key managers of the PSSC to be able to effectively implement the new Palestinian social security law and its social security schemes.

2017

  1. Brief

    Migrant workers in an irregular situation through no fault of their own: pathways and response options in the Arab States

    07 August 2017

    A migrant in an irregular situation or an undocumented migrant is someone who is not authorized to enter, stay or work in the country of destination. There are many pathways to an irregular situation in the Arab States, and migrants often have little control over the complex factors that determine their migration status. This short note on migrants in an irregular situation describes some of the common means through which migrant workers may end up in an irregular situation and proposes recommendations for governments in addressing this important issue.

  2. Brief

    A Challenging Market Becomes More Challenging: Jordanian Workers, Migrant Workers and Refugees in the Jordanian Labour Market

    12 June 2017

    Financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the ILO has conducted a study which aims to provide practical solutions to three potentially conflicting policy aims in Jordan’s labour market: boosting Jordanian employment, ensuring decent working conditions for all including migrant workers, and incorporating Syrian refugees into the workforce.

  3. Publication

    10 Things Governments Can Do to Ensure Fair Recruitment

    02 May 2017

  4. Policy Brief

    Matching skills and jobs in Lebanon: Main features of the labour market – challenges, opportunities and recommendations

    09 April 2017

    This policy brief examines the key factors that influence the evolution of skills supply and demand and provides general guidance on labour market trends and job opportunities in various economic sectors, with a particular focus on North Lebanon.

  5. Policy Brief

    Towards coordinated efforts for effective labour market information and employment services in Lebanon

    09 April 2017

    This policy brief aims to highlight the importance of a stronger labour market intermediation function to tackle current employment challenges in Lebanon.

  6. Brief

    Achieving social justice through a demographic-driven initiative: responding to the unique needs of youth, women and refugees

    01 April 2017

    The Arab World is currently experiencing a period of extensive socioeconomic change, unprecedented since the revolutions and wars of independence over half a century ago. Of particular concern is the matter of social justice, which has been a challenge for Arab states over the past decades

  7. Brief

    A robust regional economy for improved labour market outcomes

    01 April 2017

    Understanding the future of work, as a start, requires a review of broad historical trends. While trends are heterogeneous across countries and time, they do provide a baseline from which to compare the development pathways of countries and regions.

  8. Brief

    Social protection in a changing World of Work: Towards a future with social protection for all in the Arab States

    01 April 2017

    This note looks at the ways in which social protection systems in the Arab States will be affected by technological, emographic, economic and environmental changes that are taking place in the world of work. It then examines the key issues as well as the challenges and opportunities which need to be taken into account in future debates, bearing in mind the already existing social protection deficits in the region.

  9. Brief

    Achieving Gender Equality in the Arab Region amidst the Changing World of Work

    01 April 2017

    Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are critical ingredients to the realization of economic growth and sustainable development.