Resources on Skills and employability in the Arab States

  1. Quality assurance and accreditation in technical and vocational education and training in Lebanon

    21 October 2021

    This report analyses quality assurance and accreditation mechanisms in Lebanon in light of regional and global best practices to inform efforts towards the development of a national quality assurance framework.

  2. ILO trains facilitators in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on its entrepreneurship education programme - Know About Business

    31 August 2021

    The training is part of wider efforts by the ILO to foster entrepreneurship education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

  3. Young female entrepreneur strives to transform the medical sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    12 August 2021

    Nasreen Hassan, who recently took part in ILO’s Start Your Business (SYB) training programme, explains how her business idea to advance medical engineering can change lives and create employment in Iraq.

  4. ILO promotes entrepreneurship among Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    03 August 2021

    The ILO has trained over 650 women and men on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, aimed at promoting livelihoods and decent job creation in the agriculture and agro-food sectors.

  5. Workshop on promoting competency based training policies and systems in the GCC

    A two day webinar will explore how the ILO can better support Gulf countries in the area of skills development and competency based learning.

  6. Concept note for competency based training policy workshops for GCC states

    16 July 2021

    A two day webinar by the ILO, in collaboration with the Executive Bureau of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), explores the scope for promoting market-relevant skills training and skills certification system for improved productivity and economic growth in GCC countries.

  7. Mobile station brings training closer to farm workers in Jordan

    15 July 2021

    An ILO-supported mobile station is bringing training sessions to farm workers at their place of work and helping them apply their taught skills on the job, in various occupations, such as grafting and pruning.

  8. ILO and key stakeholders review and validate new reports on Lebanon’s TVET system

    The reports on the accreditation of private skills training providers and on testing and certification practices will contribute to strengthening the governance of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training system in the country.

  9. Technical session on job creation through public works in Iraq

    Discussions highlighted experiences from the region and opportunities to promote decent work, social protection, skills development and the employment of women through public employment programmes.

  10. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discusses building back better in a post-pandemic world

    A virtual open dialogue session with the Islamic Development Bank will address bridging labour market skills gaps and addressing labor market fragilities and structural inequalities.