1. Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers: Exploratory Research and Policy Dialogue in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

    1 January 2021 - 31 March 2024,

    Advancing the agenda of extending social protection to migrants in GCC countries by increasing knowledge of existing coverage gaps, facilitating dialogue between stakeholders in countries of origin and destination, and providing technical assistance to ongoing policy reforms.

  2. Technical Support to the MSSRP to assess, monitor and increase the labour-intensity of its capital investment

    2 February 2018 - 31 March 2024,

  3. Increasing Access to Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Population in Basra City in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

    17 October 2022 - 31 March 2024, Iraq

    The collaboration between UN-Habitat and the ILO aims to increase access to employment opportunities for young women and men living in underserviced settlements in Basra, with the support of the European Union.

  4. Work in Freedom, Phase II - Fair recruitment and decent work for women migrant workers in South Asia and the Middle East

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2024,

    The Work in Freedom is an integrated programme to support mobility by choice among women and girls from countries of origin (India, Bangladesh and Nepal) to decent jobs with safety and dignity of workers in destination countries (India, Lebanon and Jordan) through fair recruitment processes.


  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.

  3. Creating decent job opportunities through applying Employment Intensive Approaches at Cultural Heritage Conservation activities

    6 October 2020 - 20 September 2023,

    The project aims to safeguard and rehabilitate cultural heritage sites in northern Jordan, through applying Employment Intensive Approaches in heritage sites rehabilitation activities, including clearance, maintenance, consolidation, site development and presentation. Jobs created through this project target both Syrian refugees and Jordanians in the host communities.

  4. Improved Business Development Services targeting MSMEs in Iraq

    1 March 2021 - 31 August 2023, Iraq

    By introducing and institutionalizing the ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business programme within the International Organization for Migration (IOM), potential as well as existing entrepreneurs will benefit from quality support services that allow them to start or enhance the performance of existing businesses, helping create employment opportunities for IDPs and host communities.

  5. SKILL-UP Lebanon – Phase II

    1 January 2021 - 31 July 2023, Lebanon

    The Lebanon component builds on ILO Lebanon’s strategy for skills interventions, which aims to improve the match between skills supply and market demand with a complete package of support, from labour market analysis, a competency-based approach to training, upgrading of skills through training, career orientation and post-training employment support.

  6. Productive Sector Development Programme (PSDP)

    1 June 2020 - 30 June 2023,

    A joint UN programme with ILO, UNIDO, FAO, UNDP, UN WOMEN, and UNICEF. Funded by The Government of Canada through the Lebanon Recovery Fund, this programme's objective is to create gender-responsive jobs and economic opportunities in the agriculture and agro-food sectors, prioritizing women and female youth in the most disadvantaged areas of Lebanon.