1. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) Phase II

    1 November 2018 - 30 June 2022,

    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.

  2. 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

    15 November 2019 - 31 May 2022, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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

  3. Support Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen (ERRY II)

    1 March 2019 - 28 February 2022, Yemen

    The following project builds on the achievements of the recently completed Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) programme, implemented by the UNDP, ILO, WFP, and FAO. The project seeks to contribute to reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and improving access to basic services.


  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.

  2. Supporting Ministry of Labour and Social Development in analysis, policy and capacity development

    1 December 2018 - 31 December 2021,

    Based on a direct request from the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD), known previously as the Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD), the ILO has developed a Development Cooperation project to provide technical assistance and policy advice in a number of key thematic areas, which support the KSA to implement Vision 2030 and other national initiatives.

  3. Employment through Labour Intensive Infrastructure in Jordan (Phases III, IV, V)

    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. 

  4. Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 in the Syrian workplace

    1 August 2020 - 30 October 2021,

    The ILO is working to strengthen Syria’s labour inspection system and improve occupational safety and health to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 in the workplace.

  5. Adopting a Multi-sectoral Approach to Fighting Child Labour and Addressing Multiple Vulnerabilities in two Governorates of Syria

    1 September 2020 - 30 September 2021,

    As Syria’s economy deteriorates, many Syrian families are resorting to negative coping strategies such as sending their children into child labour. The ILO’s multi-sectoral strategy to prevent child labour and address numerous vulnerabilities aims to combat the Worst Forms of Child Labour in two Syrian governorates, by working with present and former child labourers.

  6. Assessing informality and vulnerability among disadvantaged groups of Lebanese, and Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

    1 October 2018 - 30 September 2021,

    The ILO has conducted an Informal Economy and Vulnerability study, targeting the most vulnerable populations among Lebanese, Syrian Refugees and Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon to provide currently unavailable information on the supply and demand sides of Lebanon’s labour market.

  7. Formalizing access to the legal labour market for refugees and host communities in Jordan (Phase II)

    30 September 2018 - 30 September 2021, Jordan

    This project seeks to support Jordanians and Syrian refugees in accessing decent work in Jordan’s labour market through skills development and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), while also supporting female workers to enter and remain in the formal work force through targeted support. It also supports refugee workers with work permit issuance in selected sectors, including through an ILO-developed web-based platform.