Factsheets and briefs

2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Briefing note

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

    15 May 2020

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  7. 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.

  8. 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. Publication

    Collaborating to promote labour rights in Qatar’s hospitality sector

    04 October 2019

    Convened by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, ILO, and the Institute for Human Rights and Business the Working group for sustainable growth and decent work in Qatar’s hospitality is multi-stakeholder forum, open to all hotel companies operating in Qatar. This short brochure explains wthe role and activities of the Working Group.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.