Projects

2025

  1. Social Protection Programme for Iraq: Leveraging Effective Response and Accelerating Reform

    1 April 2021 - 31 December 2025, Iraq

    The overall objective of the joint programme is to ensure that by 2024, the vulnerable and the poor, including children, youth, women, elderly, informal workers, persons with disabilities and Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq benefit from equitable access to an integrated social protection system.

2023

  1. The FAIRWAY Programme

    1 December 2019 - 30 November 2023,

    © Photo: Leila Alaoui / ILO, Design: Alexandros Chatzipanagiotou / ILO The FAIRWAY programme addresses underlying causes of decent work deficits at their source through national-level interventions in selected countries of origin in East, West and North Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Morocco). In the Arab States, the programme provides continuity to interventions in countries of destination across the region by building on the work of the Fairway Middle East project (2016-2019), which target low-skilled migrant workers from all regions.

  2. The FAIRWAY programme

    1 December 2019 - 30 November 2023, Arab States

    The FAIRWAY Programme is an inter-regional initiative to improve labour migration conditions from Africa to the Arab States, and to protect all vulnerable migrant workers in the Arab States. Over the course of four years, FAIRWAY will contribute to enabling migrant workers to contribute to sustainable development in both countries of origin and destination.

  3. Work in Freedom, Phase II - Fair recruitment and decent work for women migrant workers in South Asia and the Middle East

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2023,

    The Work in Freedom is an integrated programme to support mobility by choice among women and girls from countries of origin (India, Bangladesh and Nepal) to decent jobs with safety and dignity of workers in destination countries (India, Lebanon and Jordan) through fair recruitment processes.

  4. Improved Business Development Services targeting MSMEs in Iraq

    1 March 2021 - 28 February 2023, Iraq

    By introducing and institutionalizing the ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business programme within the International Organization for Migration (IOM), potential as well as existing entrepreneurs will benefit from quality support services that allow them to start or enhance the performance of existing businesses, helping create employment opportunities for IDPs and host communities.

  5. Creating decent job opportunities through applying Employment Intensive Approaches at Cultural Heritage Conservation activities

    21 February 2021 - 28 February 2023, Iraq

    The project aims to safeguard and rehabilitate cultural heritage sites in northern Iraq, through applying Employment Intensive Approaches in construction activities, including clearance, maintenance, consolidation, site development and presentation. Jobs created through this project target both Iraqis and Syrian refugees.

  6. Creating decent job opportunities through applying Employment Intensive Approaches at Cultural Heritage Conservation activities

    6 October 2020 - 20 February 2023,

    The project aims to safeguard and rehabilitate cultural heritage sites in northern Jordan, through applying Employment Intensive Approaches in heritage sites rehabilitation activities, including clearance, maintenance, consolidation, site development and presentation. Jobs created through this project target both Syrian refugees and Jordanians in the host communities.

2022

  1. Implementation of the GHS, preventing chemical accidents, and strengthening occupational safety and health: A joint project from ILO and UNITAR

    1 January 2021 - 31 December 2022,

  2. SKILL-UP Lebanon – Phase II

    1 January 2021 - 31 December 2022, Lebanon

    The Lebanon component builds on ILO Lebanon’s strategy for skills interventions, which aims to improve the match between skills supply and market demand with a complete package of support, from labour market analysis, a competency-based approach to training, upgrading of skills through training, career orientation and post-training employment support.

  3. Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon (EIIP)

    31 January 2017 - 31 December 2022, Lebanon

    Creating decent work opportunities for Syrian refugees and host communities through infrastructure improvement in Lebanon.