Factsheets and briefs


  1. Policy brief

    Main findings from a pilot on upgrading informal apprenticeships in Jordan

    23 March 2015

    Upgrading informal apprenticeships has a great potential as a poverty reduction method as it directly targets the main skills training to which the poor have access. It is a step by step process, based on constant negotiations with the employers; i.e. not all improvements in terms of contract, OSH, training contents and working conditions can happen at once, and trust building is as important as the immediate outcomes in the training process.

  2. Briefing note

    Briefing Note: ILO Action on HIV/AIDS in Jordan

    15 January 2015


  1. Briefing note

    Enabling job resilience and protecting decent work conditions in rural communities affected by Syrian refugees crisis in northern Lebanon

    23 October 2014

    The Syrian refugee crisis and the influx of refugees into Lebanon has resulted in various economic and social spill over effects in host communities such as stalled economic activity, loss of income and livelihoods, and shrinking access to public services.

  2. Brochure

    Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Advocating Institutional Reform in the Middle East

    15 August 2014

    In the majority of Arab countries, migrant domestic workers are not covered by the labour law. The overwhelming majority of these workers are women from Asia and Africa who provide labour services in a workplace where rights are not clearly defined by law or in practice.

  3. Policy brief

    Findings of the Assessment of Agricultural Cooperatives in West Bank: Challenges and Opportunities

    15 July 2014

    This policy brief presents concrete strategies to improve the challenging situation that workers face in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) by exploring the full potential of agricultural cooperative enterprises in the West Bank.

  4. Policy brief

    The work of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is a right and a common interest

    26 June 2014

    The issue of Palestinians’ right to work in Lebanon is still controversial at the economic, political and social fronts.

  5. Policy Brief

    Child Labour and Protection in the occupied Palestinian territory

    04 March 2014

    The objective of this policy brief is to highlight the main findings of a desk review conducted by the International Labour Organization on child labour in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).


  1. Briefing note

    ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

    21 November 2013

    The ILO has developed its own development-focused strategy to respond to the crisis in Jordan.

  2. Fact Sheet

    Child Labour in Lebanon

    07 October 2013

    Action against child labour in Lebanon dates back to 2000 when the International Labour Organization and the Goverment of Lebanon signed an agreement to work towards its elimination.

  3. Collective Bargaining

    The Role of Better Work Jordan

    30 September 2013

    Better Work Jordan – a joint initiative between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation – introduced the idea of a collective bargaining agreement to the employers and the garment union in early 2012.

  4. Collective Bargaining

    The Collective Bargaining Agreement: A Brief History

    30 September 2013

    2008 – In efforts to promote labour management relations and improve social dialogue in the sector, Better Work Jordan helped to establish Performance Improvement Consultative Committees (PICCs) in factories participating in the programme. These committees, which have now spread to two-thirds of the 60 factories currently participating in the programme, consist of both management and union representatives and are responsible for developing and implementing the improvement activities of factories.

  5. Collective Bargaining

    Benefits of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

    30 September 2013

    The agreement aims to improve the working and living conditions of tends of thousands of workers and their families, and to reduce the incidence of industrial action by establishing mechanisms to resolve labour disputes.

  6. Collective Bargaining

    A Collective Bargaining Agreement for Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector

    30 September 2013

    The agreement, which will affect 55,000 workers, 40,000 of whom work in the export sector, is one of the most comprehensive collective bargaining agreements to be found in Jordan and in the apparel sector globally. It is a significant step for the garment sector in Jordan, and will play a major role in strengthening worker representation, social dialogue and industrial relations.

  7. Collective Bargaining

    Overview of Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector

    30 September 2013

    Jordan has experienced rapid growth in the apparel industry in recent years, which accounts for nearly 17 percent of the country’s total exports. Apparel exports, mostly to the United States, reached a record high of USD 1.2 billion in 2012.

  8. Collective Bargaining

    Facts about the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Ready Made Garment Sector in Jordan

    30 September 2013

    The collective bargaining agreement, which will affect more than 55,000 workers, is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Jordan and in the apparel sector globally.

  9. Briefing note

    Jordan Legal Brief 130513

    31 May 2013

  10. Briefing note

    Closing the Gender Pay Gap Symposium

    31 May 2013

  11. Briefing note

    Jordan Education Briefing

    31 May 2013

    Towards Pay Equity: A study on the gender pay gap in the private education sector in Jordan

  12. Issue brief

    Towards Pay Equity: A Legal Review of Jordanian National Legislation

    19 May 2013

    To respond to the need to better address the pay gap between women and men in the labour market in Jordan, the Jordanian National Steering Committee for Pay Equity (NSCPE) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) conducted a review of national legislation in 2013.

  13. Issue brief

    Towards Pay Equity: A study on the gender pay gap in the private education sector in Jordan

    19 May 2013

    In order to provide substantive evidence on the pay gap in the private education sector (schools and universities), the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the National Steering Committee for Pay Equity (NSCPE) commissioned an in-depth study which also defines the causes of the pay gap and provides ecommendations on the way forward.