1. The FAIRWAY Programme

    1 December 2019 - 30 November 2023,

    © Photo: Leila Alaoui / ILO, Design: Alexandros Chatzipanagiotou / ILO The FAIRWAY programme addresses underlying causes of decent work deficits at their source through national-level interventions in selected countries of origin in East, West and North Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Morocco). In the Arab States, the programme provides continuity to interventions in countries of destination across the region by building on the work of the Fairway Middle East project (2016-2019), which target low-skilled migrant workers from all regions.

  2. The FAIRWAY programme

    1 December 2019 - 30 November 2023, Arab States

    The FAIRWAY Programme is an inter-regional initiative to improve labour migration conditions from Africa to the Arab States, and to protect all vulnerable migrant workers in the Arab States. Over the course of four years, FAIRWAY will contribute to enabling migrant workers to contribute to sustainable development in both countries of origin and destination.


  1. Promoting Decent Work For Syrians Under Temporary Protection and Turkish Citizens

    6 December 2018 - 31 December 2022,

  2. Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territory

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022, Egypt, Jordan, and the occupied Palestinian territory

    The project aims to promote productive employment and decent work for women in Egypt, Jordan, and the occupied Palestinian territory through reducing the barriers to women’s entry to and retention in decent work.

  3. Better Work Jordan (Phase III)

    1 July 2017 - 30 June 2022, Jordan

    Under Better Work Jordan Phase III strategy, the program will continue to work with stakeholders and development partners to expand decent work opportunities in the Jordanian garment industry and beyond. The program aims to help reduce poverty by providing decent work, empowering women, driving business competitiveness and promoting inclusive economic growth. This can be achieved through enhancing economic performance at the enterprise level as well as improving compliance with the Jordanian Labour Law and International Labour Standards.


  1. Employment Policies formulated in Iraq using strengthened LMI systems and LM statistics

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2021, Iraq

    The ILO is partnering with the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) and Kurdistan Statistical Organization (KRSO) in Iraq, to implement the first national Labour Force Survey (LFS) in a decade.

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    Tackling the worst forms of child labour amongst IDPs, refugees, and vulnerable host communities in Iraq

    1 April 2020 - 31 December 2021, Iraq

    The project targets both children in or at risk of the worst forms of child labour and their families in efforts to increase protection and find sustainable solutions that address the root causes of child labour in the country.

  3. Improved Business Development Support Services and Entrepreneurship Education targeting MSMEs and Youth for the creation of Decent Work Opportunities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    1 November 2019 - 30 November 2021, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    The GIZ-funded project aims to promote decent work opportunities in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

  4. Employment through Labour Intensive Infrastructure in Jordan (Phases 3-5)

    1 November 2018 - 30 November 2021, Jordan

    This project supports the creation of immediate jobs through Employment Intensive Investment Programmes (EIIP), for both vulnerable Jordanian citizens as well as Syrian refugees. It also improves local infrastructure, with a focus on the maintenance and cleaning of roads, highways and municipal works. 

  5. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) – Phase II

    1 November 2018 - 31 October 2021,

    This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries include Hong Kong SAR, Jordan, Nepal, the Philippines, Tunisia and Qatar.