Resources on Enterprise development in the Arab States

  1. Improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    28 September 2020

    The PROSPECTS partnership is spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands, bringing together the ILO, IFC, UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank. It seeks to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises, by improving access to employment, education and protection.

  2. Supporting small and medium-sized businesses in Lebanon’s agriculture and agro-food sectors

    10 September 2020

    A new initiative by the ILO will provide small and medium agricultural and food processing companies with training and technical support to improve their business continuity, resilience and decent job retention in response to the multiple crises that have hit Lebanon.

  3. ILO and CBI sign MoU to boost decent working conditions for farm workers and improve export opportunities for SMEs to foreign markets

    09 September 2020

    The agreement will help enhance economic opportunities and decent work, through joint collaboration at export, farm and sectoral level.

  4. Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations and Small-Scale Enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    The objective of the assessment is to highlight the immediate effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and their households, particularly on issues related to employment, income, economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future. In addition, the assessment addresses the effects of the pandemic on small-scale enterprises, including how they are adapting to the challenges that the pandemic presents and the implications for their employees.

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

    15 May 2020

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  6. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  7. Decent Work Country Programme Iraq: Recovery and Reform (2019-2023)

    17 February 2020

  8. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - 2019 - A Year in Review

    23 December 2019

  9. Iraq and ILO pledge to further decent work in the country

    03 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization and tripartite partners sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme at a ceremony in Baghdad.

  10. 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.