Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on enterprises in Jordan

    25 June 2020

    New assessment highlights significant impact of COVID-19 on enterprises and employees in Jordan.

  2. Rapid assessment highlights impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable workers and small-scale businesses in Lebanon

    05 June 2020

    The assessment examines how the crisis has affected employment and livelihoods of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugee workers, as well as the new challenges now facing small-scale enterprises in an already fragile economy.

  3. 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.

  4. Facing Multiple Crises: Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and small-scale enterprises in Lebanon

    05 June 2020

    The assessment sheds light on some of the pressing issues and concerns that workers are facing today—in terms of employment, source of income, current economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future. It also addresses the effects of the pandemic on small-scale businesses, as well as their coping and adaptation strategies.

  5. Jordan’s Ministry of Labour and the ILO strengthen collaboration to support decent work in agriculture

    03 June 2020

    A new Memorandum of Understanding will see the establishment of employment support offices to boost decent work opportunities in the agricultural sector.

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

    15 May 2020

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  7. 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. Towards a Coordinated Humanitarian-Development Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Reflections from the Arab Region with an ILO Lens

    22 April 2020

    The multilateral system should support Arab countries to build on humanitarian and development mechanisms and experiences developed in recent years, in order to rapidly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 health, social, and economic crisis in the region.

  9. 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.

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

    17 February 2020