Factsheets and briefs

2022

  1. Publication

    United Arab Emirates: Regulatory framework governing migrant workers

    08 September 2022

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  2. Publication

    Qatar: Regulatory framework governing migrant workers

    08 September 2022

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  3. Publication

    Oman: Regulatory framework governing migrant workers

    08 September 2022

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  4. Publication

    Lebanon: Regulatory framework governing migrant workers

    08 September 2022

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  5. Publication

    Kuwait: Regulatory framework governing migrant workers

    08 September 2022

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  6. Publication

    Saudi Arabia: Regulatory framework governing migrant workers

    08 September 2022

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  7. Publication

    Jordan: Regulatory framework governing migrant workers

    08 September 2022

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  8. Publication

    ILO PROSPECTS in Jordan - at a glance

    03 June 2022

    This country factsheet provides an overview of the key interventions and results of PROSPECT programme implementation in Jordan

  9. Publication

    Fact sheet: Main findings of the report “Productivity growth, diversification and structural change in the Arab States”

    28 March 2022

2021

  1. Briefing note

    Protecting wages of migrant workers in the Arab States: Discussion Note for Policymakers

    15 June 2021

    Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, migrant workers faced critical wage-related issues globally, and especially in the Arab States, yet the scale of the problem has vastly increased as the pandemic led to job losses, salary reductions and unplanned repatriations.

  2. Abu Dhabi Dialogue

    Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance

    25 May 2021

    This paper was prepared by Rebecca Napier-Moore and Anna Olsen and presented at session two of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue with the theme: Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance on 25 May 2021.

  3. Publication

    Promising practices for fair recruitment: Piloting fair recruitment from Bangladesh to Qatar in the construction sector

    07 April 2021

    This promising practice is part of a series, and results from a stocktaking exercise undertaken five years after the launch of the Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI).

  4. Publication

    Information Brief: Promoting balanced media reporting on migrant workers in the Arab States

    22 March 2021

    This information brief looks at how Arabic-language media in Jordan and Kuwait report on migrant workers, based on media monitoring research in 2019, and suggests recommendations to strengthen the inclusion of migrant workers in the media.

  5. Social Protection Spotlight COVID-19

    Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

2020

  1. Briefing note

    Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region - Policy Brief

    18 December 2020

    Migrants and refugees are among the social groups most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and are suffering disproportionately from its social and economic consequences.

  2. Briefing note

    Iraq Decent Work Country Programme Update

    09 November 2020

    Overview of ILO-Iraq progress towards Decent Work for all.

  3. Briefing note

    COVID-19 in Iraq: Private Sector Impacts

    09 November 2020

    This factsheet presents findings from two assessments on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on households and enterprises in Iraq carried out in June and July of 2020, one-a Panel Study of Small and Medium Enterprises- by IOM, FAO and ITC, and a second one- also a panel study on Small Scale Enterprises- by ILO, FAFO and the Cash Consortium for Iraq (CCI).

  4. Publication

    Improved business development services for MSMEs in Iraqi Kurdistan

    27 October 2020

    The project, implemented by the ILO and funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) aims to promote decent work opportunities in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

  5. Social Protection Spotlight COVID-19

    Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    Income security is essential to mitigate the sudden and drastic impacts on employment of the lockdowns imposed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. Briefing note

    Key Findings: Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations and small-scale enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    Recognising the immediate challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse impact on vulnerable individuals, households, and enterprises in Iraq, a rapid assessment on the impact of the COVID-19 was carried out in June 2020.