Resources on Enterprise development in the Arab States

  1. Promoting Entrepreneurship Development and Business Start-up for Palestinian Youth

    17 October 2017

    A two-pronged intervention, namely working on fostering entrepreneurship awareness among youth enrolled in technical colleges and facilitating business start-up for young graduates.

  2. From youth emergency employment to self-employment – joint UNDP and ILO work in Yemen

    04 October 2017

    Najah Ali is a 24-year-old woman from Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate. Her husband is unemployed, and her father retired. She has two brothers and six sisters. The escalation of the brutal conflict in Yemen in 2015 meant that Najah – and numerous others like her in Yemen – desperately needed a source of income to feed her family and meet basic needs.

  3. Improving Livelihoods for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: Better Access, More Opportunities, Enhanced Capacities

    28 September 2017

    ILO and UNRWA launch an entrepreneurship and self-employment project among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to facilitate their entry to the labour market.

  4. Enhancing SME productivity and competitiveness through responsible workplace practices

    27 July 2017

    This video highlights the implementation modality and results of an ILO project that aims to enhance SME productivity and competitiveness through responsible workplace practices. The project targeted a number of SMEs in the agro-food and printing and packaging sectors in Jordan and Lebanon.

  5. ILO’s Know About Business programme conducts ground-breaking activities across Arab States region

    24 July 2017

    Entrepreneurship education promoted in the Arab Region through a number of capacity building workshops targeting technical and vocational education teachers using the ILO Know About Business Programme (KAB).

  6. Together we can build a brighter future of work for the Arab region – ILO

    26 April 2017

    The Tripartite Arab Meeting on the Future of Work brought together government, worker and employer representatives, along with youth and private sector leaders, to explore the forces transforming the world of work in Arab States, and to discuss the best policies and actions needed to create a better future of work.

  7. Brighter Future of Work for the Arab Region

    26 April 2017

    The Tripartite Arab Meeting on the Future of Work brought together government, worker and employer representatives, along with youth and private sector leaders, to explore the forces transforming the world of work in Arab States, and to discuss the best policies and actions needed to create a better future of work.

  8. ILO/GCC Sub-regional Workshop on Enterprise Development in the Gulf Region: Establishing an Enabling Environment and Building on Best Practices

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab States is organizing a workshop with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to promote the ILO-ILC2007 Conclusions on Sustainable Enterprises. This is a part of an ongoing cooperation agreement between the ILO and the GCC.

  9. ILO and Jordan renew agreement to join forces to promote Decent Work

    27 January 2017

    Extension of the Decent Work Country Programme will govern ILO support to Jordan’s workers, employers and the Government until the end of 2017.

  10. Jordan Decent Work Country Diagnostic

    24 January 2017

    The objective of this report is to provide a short and comprehensive diagnosis of the work situation in Jordan, with respect to growth, productive employment, and Decent work. Issues of inclusion and equal opportunities are given special attention as they are expected to feature prominently in the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) extension framework (2016–2017).